10 Guy-Approved Recipes {Appreciation Post}

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Today, instead of posting a new recipe, I’m joining a group of bloggers who decided to proclaim it “Significant Other Appreciation Day” and do a post all about the person that sits across the kitchen table. I write about Shawn all the time, but I never really “introduced” him, so I thought this was a […]

Monthly Menu: July

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I have a confession to make: lately I’ve been a mess when it comes to cooking. We used to have a routine where we’d sit down every Saturday morning and plan out our meals for the week, then go shopping for the ingredients we would need to make them. Unfortunately, Shawn has been working a […]

Scenes from My Weekend in Toronto

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My birthday was this Sunday (yup, Easter) and I was freaking out a little bit at the thought of turning 30 so we decided to take a quick trip to celebrate. We chose Niagara Falls and Toronto since it’s not too long of a drive and neither of us had been there before. It’s a great city and we had a lot of fun! I don’t have a recipe to share today, so I thought I’d share some photos from out trip instead. (Most of these were taken on my iphone and edited with PicTapGo; please forgive any graininess.)

Merry Christmas!

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  I hope that you all have the very best Christmas ever, filled with lots of laughter and delicious food. I’ll be back later this week with a few new recipes, so be sure to check back after the holiday! We never got around to putting our tree up this year, so I’m sharing a photo […]

“Big Food” at the Peabody & Meatball Salads

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One of the best parts about living in Albany is that it’s in a great location for day trips.* On any given Saturday, especially in the summer, it isn’t at all uncommon for us to find ourselves wandering randomly around Lake Placid, taking in the scenery in Vermont, or hitting the outlets (and the Trader Joe’s!) in Massachusetts.

Lately, one of my favorite day trips has been to Connecticut – specifically to New Haven and the Peabody Museum. We discovered it last summer, and I couldn’t believe that I’d live so close to it for so long without ever hearing about it! It’s a small museum, but it’s full of really cool stuff like dinosaur bones and mummies (it doesn’t matter how old I get, I’ll always think those things are awesome). Through this past January, they had a temporary exhibit of x-rayed fish – it sounds strange, but they were absolutely beautiful. I even went into the gift shop to see if they sold prints, but unfortunately I was out of luck on that one.

Olive and Goat Cheese Croustades & My Photography Process

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Over the past year or so, a lot of people have asked me to post about my photography “process.” I usually laugh them off. I love food photography, but I’m by no means a photographer. I’ve never taken a photography class and most of the time I feel like when I get a good shot, it’s because of nothing but luck. Still, when you compare the photos that I take now to the ones that I took when I first started the blog, even I have to admit that there’s been a dramatic improvement. (For reference, this is the first photo I posted. Yikes!)