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Summer Artichoke & Pesto Pasta Salad

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Hello, my friends! We interrupt your regularly scheduled Italy adventure recaps for a recipe. :) Introducing my new hot weather favorite: Summer Artichoke & Pesto Pasta Salad! Served cold, preferably with some fruit, salad, or maybe some Prosecco on the side. Yep, I still have Italy on the brain, clearly. Continue Reading …

Visa Gift Card & Barilla PLUS Pasta Giveaway!

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Good morning! I have a giveaway on the docket for you guys today — for one of my favorite pasta brands, Barilla PLUS! Matt and I are big fans of pasta for dinner, especially when meat sauce and lots of veggies are involved — it’s one of our standard go to weeknight meals. Barilla PLUS is actually the brand of pasta I usually buy at the Continue Reading …

Quick & Easy Dinner: Cold Tuna & Veggie Pasta Salad

Good morning! I had a great rest of the day yesterday — did my errands at Target (and purchased two cute summer dresses as you saw if you’re following me on Twitter, heh) and then went and saw “Water for Elephants” finally with some friends! I loved the movie… I thought it was really well done. Did you see it? What’d you think? In Continue Reading …

Last night, I ate flowers for dinner.

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Yep, you read that right! Last night, I ate flowers along with my dinner. Kale flowers, that is! Hehe… I know, I’m hilarious. Have any of you guys tried kale flowers before? The Nutrition Coalition at my school has been holding farmers markets the past couple Mondays at school and I’ve been delighting in buying fresh greens, Continue Reading …

Getting Settled & On the Road Again

Friends — thank you all for the amazing comments on my last post. It means a lot to me :) … Hello from the road! No rest for the weary — Matt and I are currently on our way to upstate New York for a wedding! We flew from Raleigh to Newark this morning, then flew on to Rochester where we met up with friends, rented a car, and are now driving Continue Reading …

Not Your Ordinary Spaghetti and Meatballs

Good morning, friends! I had a special visitor for dinner last night — my dad! He’s in town and asked last minute if I would feed him some dinner. It was great to see him! He requested “no hippie food” and asked for something along the lines of salad and spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, lol. Clearly I slightly improvised ;) I had Continue Reading …