Category Archives: Friday Funday

Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars from Smitten Kitchen

Recipe-It seems like I find my favorite baking recipes from Smitten Kitchen. There’s her Apple and Cheddar Scones, for one . . . and when it’s warm outside and blueberries are in season, I turn to her recipe for Blueberry Crumb Bars. Of course, I always call them Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars because the shot of lemon flavor is one of my favorite things about them (and because I mis-remember them that way). Continue reading Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars from Smitten Kitchen

Summer 2015 Reading Recommendations

Summer 2015This year, my favorite summer books have actually been a bit more on the serious side. It didn’t happen on purpose, but I’ve found that the books that stand out among the ones I’ve read recently are a little less “beach read” and a little more “dissertation read.” The thing about a well-written book is that even if the topic isn’t a typically light one, the narrative can be just as engaging as a pop best-seller. So yeah, I’m the person on the beach reading, as Amanda Katz put it, “pretty much the opposite” of “the quintessential summer read.

So here are three books I recommend this summer so far: Continue reading Summer 2015 Reading Recommendations

For Creative Dinners on the Fly: Plated

For Creative Dinners on the Fly-For the past year or so, we’ve been getting occasional deliveries from Plated, a service that sends all of the ingredients you need to execute a fast, tasty recipe (minus pantry staples like salt, pepper, and olive oil). It’s great to not have to go to the grocery store, worry about what to cook, or search for a list of ingredients. I also like that the portion sizes are controlled, so I don’t eat more than one adult human should in a dinner. Continue reading For Creative Dinners on the Fly: Plated

Vacation Roundup: Quick and Easy Dinners

Quick & Easy DinnersI love to cook–it’s relaxing, creative, and satisfying–but I don’t often have time, especially during the week, to make dishes that require a lot of prep work or cooking time. I’ve got a handful of go-to recipes that are quick to make, taste delicious, and are reasonably healthy. I’m always open to others’ suggestions for new dishes to add to my list! Continue reading Vacation Roundup: Quick and Easy Dinners

Friday Funday: Game Show Bloopers

Normally I’d like to do more of a post, but my computer screen is broken and I’ve been traveling all week and it just ain’t happening. In lieu of something remotely thoughtful, enjoy one of my favorite web treats, a game show blooper reel. I’ll watch these for hours:

Running Playlist: Marathon Edition

Running PlaylistI’m not shy about sharing how much I love to listen to music while I run. Don’t worry, I’m good about keeping the volume low for safety.

Training for a marathon during this particularly cold and icy winter has made me even more grateful for the pick-me-up of a good playlist during my runs. My feet and hands may be cold, my clothes may be wet from snow, rain and sweat, and my legs may be aching, but dammit, I’ve got some good tunes in my ears! Continue reading Running Playlist: Marathon Edition