“If you liked it then you shoulda put an egg on it” – Beyonce
I recently got back from an amazing trip to New England and Montréal, and before I even left Montréal, I was thinking about how/when I could get up there again. Lexi and I have always had a weird fascination with Canada, even though we’d only spent a day in Victoria, B.C. before. But after spending four days in Montréal, Quebec, my fascination was validated. (Like, I loved it so much I spent a solid two days after returning to the States looking for jobs in Montréal.)
We had the absolute pleasure of attending The Hundred Event this past weekend, and just have to give y’all the low-down. The weekend served as conference for bloggers, e-business owners, writers, and anyone looking to expand their reach across the ever-growing social media and online network. It was three days of fun activities, delicious food, and chatting with new friends. Oh, and we learned along the way too, of course.
|Photo // Awake Photography|
Since we’re relatively new to this whole blogosphere, the intimate and laid-back nature of The Hundred was a perfect intro to the conference experience. The event was hosted by four fabulous bloggers, Grace, Bridget, Megan, and Lauren, and took place at the luxurious Warwick Melrose Hotel. Now, although Kelsie and I do technically live in Dallas…how could we not stay at the Warwick? A beautiful hotel + prime location = mandatory staycation. So glad we did too, we were impressed. Maybe the dirty martinis at The Library Bar influenced our opinion, but what can I say, we’re suckers for a good dirty. [Read more…]
I’m going to keep this short and sweet and not waste your time, so you can get straight to making these cake balls. Because you need to make them, now.
This was an accidental recipe. I had absolutely no intention of making cake balls – I was trying to bake my boyfriend’s parents an anniversary cake, but it failed. But you know what they say, when one door closes, another opens with delicious cake balls waiting for you. [Read more…]
Okay, I’m back on my bruschetta kick, and I definitely don’t hate it. It’s just so good, so easy, and the perfect snack…or meal if you can’t stop eating them like me.
I decided to make bruschetta after I ventured to the farmers market this past weekend. I snagged a ton of veggies and fruits, including some beautiful figs and yellow cherry tomatoes. Instead of just eating the figs whole, I thought putting it on bread with cheese would be a good idea, because when isn’t bread and cheese a good idea..?! [Read more…]
Let me start this off by saying, unlike Lexi, I HATE seafood. Growing up, I would literally hold my breath and nose and run when we were by the seafood section in the grocery store. Whenever my parents would cook fish for my family, my dad would have to cook chicken for me, and god forbid if he used the same utensil to touch my chicken as he did the shrimp. And if those shrimp came within an inch radius of my chicken, I wasn’t eating dinner because my meal was contaminated.
And then, just a few nights ago, I ate raw tuna. Raw scallops. Fried squid. Shrimp. Lobster. Red snapper. And I LOVED it, all thanks to the best meal I’ve had in a long time at San Salvaje by Stephan Pyles.
|Sweet corn humita tamale with lobster + avocado|
|Edible bowl on its little edible pillow of rice|
We’ve been making stuffed bell peppers for years and I don’t think we’ve ever made them the exact same twice. Red peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers. Ground beef, ground turkey, ground chicken. An assortment of different spaghetti sauce flavors. Rice in the mixture or rice on the plate? And the vegetable combos are endless. No matter what ingredients join the pepper party, it always ends up delicious.
Is it just me, or is it already unbearably hot outside, especially in the South? If it isn’t just me, and you can’t stand to be outside for more than 5 minutes, I’ve got something to help cool you down.
As Kelsie mentioned, these past few weeks have been a little crazy to say the least. Well when you’re having “one of those weeks”, this is the recipe to keep on hand. You can prepare the quiche ahead of time and pop it in the microwave for a quick and filling meal. It’s obviously ideal for breakfast, but with two different meats, eggs, and a bit of veggies, its also a satisfying lunch or dinner (break all the breakfast rules).
Let me start this post off by apologizing. I’m sorry we’ve been MIA for the past couple of weeks. Two graduations in two states in 10 days is exhausting (but Lexi & I both successfully graduated without tripping wahoo!)
But, I’m mainly sorry I’ve kept this recipe from y’all for so long. It’s life-changing. Forget medicine and happy hours (never mind, don’t forget those), I have the cure for ev-ery-thing, especially Monday blues.