For years my mom has had the absolute best spinach and artichoke dip recipe…perfect for parties. Instead of devouring a bag of crackers and an entire dish of the dip for dinner, I decided it’d be more acceptable if I made it into a proper meal. *Just add pasta*. This is a quick 30-minute-meal, has a bit of a kick, and you can always throw in some chicken or bacon to bulk it up.
Who says eating healthy isn’t exciting?
Me. I do. I say that. Almost every day. Except for last night when I made these delicious mini chicken and spinach meatballs and served them with whole wheat penne and some simple crushed tomatoes. AND I did it in like 30 minutes.
I just got back last week from an absolutely amazing trip to Utah with Justin and his family. We were in Park City skiing for the majority of the time, and thanks to American Airlines overbooking, Justin and I got to stay an extra night in Salt Lake City and scored $1,000 in travel vouchers between the two of us. YES.
So, let’s continue our perfect pizza dough search. It’s really, really important. I know last time I vowed that Neapolitan is the best, which I still stand by, but this time, I made a little bit of a thicker crust, and it was absolutely delicious, too. And I loaded up with a ton of cheese, so maybe that had something to do with it.
Does anyone love bruschetta as much as I do? I’m thinking about starting a support club, seriously.
My dad always made it when we would cook at home, and my obsession just escalated from there, especially when I visited Italy. Literally, give me all of the bruschetta. All of it.
If you know me, or read our first post, you know I’m in denial I’m turning 25 this year. Why? I don’t know. It’s just a freaky age, okay? I think it means I have to stop eating goldfish and chicken strips or something. To ease the pain of turning 25, I’m hoping to spend it at Oktoberfest in Munich, which starts a couple days after my birthday. That’s an adult thing to do, right..? So, I’m starting to plan the trip, which made me want to reminisce on our trip to Munich earlier this year. It’s an awesome place.
Lexi and I went with our parents for a long weekend in January, and we drove there from my parents’ place in Frankfurt (that’s still weird to say). Munich is in Bavaria (Bayern) and what you picture typical Germany to look like. Beautiful old buildings and lots and lots of beer.
|Beers LITERally as big as your head|
Is there anything better than the smell and taste of fresh, homemade bread? I’m convinced there’s not. And just to make sure I was right, I baked two focaccia loaves yesterday in the name of science and taste-testing and stuff.
Let’s continue our Barcelona talk. It’s one of my absolute favorite cities ever – probably top 3. I visited once when I was studying abroad in 2011, and Lexi and I went again last summer, and I’m completely in love with it. For those who’ve never been, it’s kind of like the LA of Spain: laid-back lifestyle, beautiful weather and beaches, phenomenal food scene, and it’s just full of really cool people you wish you were like. It’s also like the Texas of Spain in the sense that the region it’s in, Catalonia, wants to basically secede from the rest of the country. Just FYI, the majority of people in Barca speak Catalan, not Spanish. They will also be highly offended if you and your sister wear Spain futbol scarves to watch the Spain v. Brazil Confederation Cup Final and will shame you into taking the scarves off.