Balcony and Tomatoes Update

  My balcony looks a little different from the last time I posted about it… mostly because my tomato plant is almost 6ft tall and 4ft wide! Additionally, I had to move a few plants around, and remove some. There was a magnificently awful storm a few weeks ago that destroyed my impatiens and mandevillas,…

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Salad

I’ve been on a real salad kick lately and wanted to share this beautiful lunch I had recently. In my opinion, the darker the greens and the more colorful the salad, the better it is. Ingredients: Spinach and arugula Shredded cabbage Chopped carrots Diced boiled egg Shredded chicken Chopped red onions Sliced strawberries Sliced cucumber…

My Chicken Salad

Another rainy day calls for me watching Gilmore Girls on the balcony while eating chicken salad! I like to buy the pack of two raw chicken breasts at the grocery store and I’ll cook them both and freeze the second. This chicken is the frozen second breast! I make my chicken salad a little differently…

Makeshift Pico de Gallo Pizza

Last night I made tacos for my friends so I had a bit of leftovers that I didn’t want to go to waste. For lunch today, I particularly wanted to include the pico de gallo I made, because it was to die for–and only 4 ingredients to boot! The pico was just half an onion,…

Decorating My College Apartment Balcony

I’m currently sitting on my balcony soaking it all in… I’ve finally finished decorating my balcony! It only took about eleven months after moving in. It’s been really nice to have this little, relaxing space to turn to. This is where I go to read, work on my laptop, eat lunch, play Sims, and get…

Turns Out Homemade Pasta Sauce is Incredibly Easy and Delicious

If I had known I could make this dish in ten minutes, it would have been a staple dish during busy nights during the school year. It made for great leftovers too. I’ve made this sauce twice so far, once with penne and once with angel hair, and I’ve decided angel hair is my favorite…

I Tried The “Perfect Potato Soup Recipe”

Today was another stormy, icky day in Auburn so I was craving a warm, creamy bowl of potato soup. During the school year, I like to get a cup of Chicken Salad Chick’s loaded baked potato soup on cold or rainy days so I decided to give it a go in my kitchen. Ever since…

I Make The Best Chicken and Dumplings in The South

I’m here to apologize to y’all. And to y’alls mommas and grandmommas. Because I make the best chicken and dumplings in the south. My chicken and dumplings are so good that it’s almost July in Alabama and I still craved it hard enough to make. My chicken and dumplings are so good that one bowl…

Making Shrimp and Grits for the First Time

Shrimp and grits is a restaurant staple for me. Being from the Gulf Coast, I’ve had the pleasure of having it offered at many restaurants. Sometimes it’s amazing (The Fish House of Pensacola, keep doing you please) . . . and sometimes it’s just plain bad (Live Oaks of Auburn, you gotta fix that. Salt….

Shrimp, Tomato, and Spinach Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce

Can you tell I’m trying to finish up my shrimp this week? Tonight, I made a shrimp, tomato, and spinach pasta in garlic butter sauce. I sautéed the shrimp in butter, olive oil, crushed red pepper, garlic, lemon juice, and lots of salt. Once the shrimp was done, I threw the spinach and halved grape…