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Grilled Italian Sausage & Veggie Foil Packets

It’s hot and sweaty out there but don’t let that stop you from firing up your grill!

I have a new summer grilling feast recipe for you today courtesy of my ongoing partnership with ALDI, and it’s a delicious one – and easy, too, as always. 

Italian Sausage & Veggie Foil Packets

A month or so ago I wrote about how Matt likes to make veggies on the grill in foil packets; it’s a trick he picked up from camping, and it does a beautiful job cooking the veggies with no dishes to worry about later. 

I’m expanding on that idea today and including your entire meal in the foil packet – hello, easy clean up! Simply toss all the ingredients in a foil packet, throw on the grill, and enjoy. 

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West Coast Livin’

Hi from beautiful Monterey, California! As I mentioned in my last blog post, I'm out here for a press trip that starts today, but I came early to see my grad school friend Lauren! She lives in San Diego and drove up to spend a whirlwind 24 hours with me before needing to get home for work. So wonderful to catch up with her - it had been Continue Reading …

Working Day in the Life: 21 Months Old

Hi friends! It has been ages since I did a day in the life post - especially a day in the life post on one of my work days vs. mom life days! We have childcare twice a week - on Mondays from 10 to 4 and Wednesdays from 10 to 6. I can get a little work done on my mom days during naptime as well, but Mondays and Wednesdays are my days to get more Continue Reading …

Watermelon Mojito Sorbet

watermelon mojito sorbet

Ah, the dog days of summer - the time of year when the humidity feels like it will last forever and you have to wait until 9 p.m. to go outside unless you want to sweat buckets.  In other words, perfect weather for frozen, hydrating treats, like this Watermelon Mojito Sorbet - rum optional. ;) Thank you to my friends at The Watermelon Continue Reading …

Boating + Bribery

Hi friends!  Another Monday already?! This weekend went by way too quickly as they always do. We had a mostly fun one - lots of adventures and outings, although we've been dealing with some toddler attitude lately that is a bit tough (more on that at the end of the post... related to the second part of the blog post title)! First up on Continue Reading …

Fast Feet

running mt vernon trail

Hey guys! I kicked off my Friday with an early run date with my buddy Chelsea. :) One of the super sad things about moving is that I'm no longer a few blocks away from Chelsea, who has been my weekly workout class buddy for ages. We've been going to one or two classes per week together for... 6 or 7 years now!? She's the best - always Continue Reading …

Calling all Marathoners! (MCM Bib Giveaway)

Every morning on weekdays, Riese and I have our little routine. We have breakfast, hang out around the house, and then get ready and take Freyja (the dog) for a walk before heading off to a playground or a baby gymnastics class or a playdate - or before our sitter arrives on Mondays and Wednesdays so I can crush some work. Since we've been in Continue Reading …

Local Flavor

holy cow del ray

Hey friends! Matt, Riese, Freyja, Zara, and I enjoyed our first full weekend in our new home!  We did a fair amount of eating out because there are so many great places walking distance to us now, which we love.  First up: burgers on Friday night at Holy Cow.  Plus truffle fries + sweet potato waffle fries shared with Continue Reading …

Settling In

Hey friends! Matt, Riese, Freyja, Zara, and I are settling in to our new home. It's still kind of a hot mess of boxes, but we are getting there... slowly chipping away at it in the evenings after Riese goes to bed! We mostly cooked at home this week, but we did have one fun dinner out on Tuesday for Matt's birthday! We walked over to Del Ray Continue Reading …

Recipes Using Summer Produce

It’s hard to believe that July is almost over already, but summer produce is definitely still in full swing! July and August bring with them some incredible summer fruits and veggies including peaches, berries, watermelon, cucumbers, and more. These fruits and veggies taste best (and are cheapest!) when they're in season, so now is the perfect Continue Reading …