Posted in May 2012

My Veggie Garden!

My Veggie Garden!

Unlike my parents, I wasn’t gifted with a green thumb. I think gardens are beautiful, but I’ve never been a natural at keeping things alive…whether that be hermit crabs or bamboo plants. Last summer, I tried my hand at a tomato plant. Although it grew like crazy, it unfortunately didn’t produce the best tomatoes. Some … Continue reading

Spring Pappardelle

Spring Pappardelle

So I have been seriously slacking with my blog posts…the long weekend was in sight, and I couldn’t manage to sit still and write anything down. I’ll try to do some catching up this week, don’t worry :). Well, last week after our cooking class, we took home some homemade pasta. I was pretty skeptical … Continue reading

Diary of an Alessandra Cooking Class: Cannelloni

Diary of an Alessandra Cooking Class: Cannelloni

For Max’s birthday, my parents got him a cooking class with Alessandra in the East Village. He’s been wanting to do an Italian cooking class for awhile now, especially since his family makes pasta for holidays, so we went last night for a cannelloni class. (I previously attended Alessandra’s gnocchi class at Meredith — you … Continue reading

Garbage Risotto

What a weekend! Although we were constantly moving, it was so much fun! Between grad parties, family, dog walks, pool time, and softball, I managed to find a little time to throw together a risotto dish for lunches this week. I had a bunch of leftover veggies from recipes last week, and to make sure … Continue reading

Friday Funs

Well, another week has come and gone and we’re THAT much closer to summer (even though it’s been summer temperatures for about two months now)! Can you believe Memorial Day weekend is next weekend!? Shocking…with the fabulous weather comes longer days. And with the longer days comes more fun things to do! I’ve had a … Continue reading

Satisfying Sides

Satisfying Sides

I’ve been a bit of a slacker this week. Although I’ve been making meals, they seem to be ones I’ve already posted on here! I guess that’s good though, since I obviously like the recipe enough to make again 🙂 On the Des Moines home front, it’s been an absolutely beautiful week so far, and … Continue reading

Chocomelonut Bars

I love having an excuse to make sweets. To monitor my sweet intake, I won’t make something if it’s just for Max and I, or else I end up eating all of it…my only way of controlling my sweet addiction is an ‘out of sight out of mind approach.’ Well, I gave myself two reasons … Continue reading

Max’s Birthday

My wonderful boyfriend’s birthday was this weekend, and we decided to celebrate during the week since we were out of town for the actual big day. Even though he already knew about his “main” gift (cubs/hawkeyes tickets over Labor Day weekend!), I still got him a few smaller things to tide him over until September. … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo: Cocktail Edition

Cinco de Mayo: Cocktail Edition

This is the last post in regard to Cinco de Mayo. Since Max and I ended up going home last minute, I didn’t make anything too elaborate for the party. (Not that Nik and Rachel needed me to make anything, anyways!) I settled on a cocktail I originally saw on Iowa Girl Eats blog: Skinny … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo: Fish Tacos Edition

Cinco de Mayo: Fish Tacos Edition

As promised, here are my brother’s delicious recipes from his Cinco de Mayo bash this past weekend. His menu: Fish Tacos with Onion-Pepper Slaw and Mexican Skillet Corn. It was phenomenal. Lucky for you (and me!) he sent me his top-secret recipes! His recipes were made for a large amount of people, so tweak the … Continue reading