I have been an avid reader since I can remember. When I was young, I can remember running into walls and spilling milk while trying to make cereal when getting ready for school because I was so engrossed in my book, I didn’t want to put it down. I have spent thousands of dollars on… Continue reading Keeping a book obsession within a budget
What I’m Baking: Drop Biscuits
One of the things I’ve been loving baking on Saturday and Sunday mornings are biscuits. My bf usually sleeps in and I was born a morning person, so I get restless. It’s also a nice surprise for him, since he loves biscuits with strawberry jam. And the dog never complains about my baking–he sits at… Continue reading What I’m Baking: Drop Biscuits
21 for 21: Yosi’s Romanian Eggplant Salad
Recipe No. 2 in the Eggplant by Raquel Pelzel cookbook is Yosi’s Romanian Eggplant Salad. Much like the Fried Eggplant Sticks with Sriracha-Blue Cheese Dip, this recipe is intense. Between boiling eggplants and red peppers and peeling them, it took me over an hour to make BUT the flavor was really worth it. I really… Continue reading 21 for 21: Yosi’s Romanian Eggplant Salad
21 for 21: Fried Eggplant Sticks
I tried making fried eggplant sticks as part of my 21 for 21 goals. Find out how it went and whether I’ll be making them again.
Spring Cleaning – Kitchen
One of the best spots to spring clean is the kitchen. Of course, there are so many places you could start. The fridge? The pantry? The floor? Well, I don’t know about you, but I like to get some quick wins right from the start. For me, that means wiping down all the big appliances… Continue reading Spring Cleaning – Kitchen
Spring Cleaning – Photos
Taking photos on my phone is just too darn easy. Deleting photos is easy, too, but who remembers to go back through and delete the ones that are out of focus, were only reminders to buy something to begin with or are replicas? If you delete often, you get a gold star, but that’s certainly… Continue reading Spring Cleaning – Photos
21 for 2021 Goals
My 21 goals for 2021.
20 for 20: How did I do?
My friends and I have been doing annual goals since at least 2018. The idea is in 2018, you pick 18 goals. In 2019, you pick 19. And so on. Last year, I got a great start to the year. But then March came, the pandemic hit and things got a little … weird. Suffice… Continue reading 20 for 20: How did I do?
Books I’m Loving Right Now
This year, I decided to lower the number of books on my Good Reads goal, since last year I didn’t meet my goal of 40+ books. Then the pandemic hit, I lost my job and lo and behold, I have plenty of time to catch up on my reading. Here are the books I’ve read… Continue reading Books I’m Loving Right Now
How I rate these Trader Joe’s products
Let’s talk about this list. Eating Well put out this list of Trader Joe’s customers favorite products. And I must say I’m surprised. Let’s go through these one by one. I haven’t tried them all, but I’ve tried a number of them and only a few on my list overlaps with this list. 1. Everything but the… Continue reading How I rate these Trader Joe’s products