thanksgiving sides: creamy mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, bacony brussel sprouts + herb stuffing

I typically don’t love experimentation on Thanksgiving (it’s all about yummy traditions, isn’t it?!) so I didn’t stray too far from my typical menu this year. However, I was able to try out some easy variations to my normal turkey day routine that I (and Sir Dave) ended up really loving – so I’m excited…

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ina garten day: summer edition

It probably seems a little weird that a beer drinking, rock n’ roll loving, taco bell eating chic adores Ina Garten as much as I do, but she’s just so damn fabulous, I can’t help it! Even my retirement plan heavily revolves around the Hamptons, hydrangeas and roast chicken if you want to know the…

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summer pasta salad with broccoli & cheddar

I must admit, I’ve been adamant in my “I love my summer pasta salad with Italian dressing, lemon and veggies, so get off my back about trying something new” bandwagon (am I alone on this wagon?) So when Dave prompted me to try something different I shrugged and googled thinking, you’ll be begging for my…

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