I’m lucky enough to have traveled to Madrid, Spain four times now, and there’s a reason it keeps me comin’ back. If Barcelona is the LA of Spain, consider Madrid the New York City. Maybe that explains why no two trips have been the same. The city is always alive, and with limitless things to do, places to see, and interesting people to watch, dull moments in Madrid just don’t exist.
I’m admitting right here, right now, that I am addicted to cheese. Lexi is, too. And so are my parents. I think it’s hereditary or something. If we could eat cheese and charcuterie boards every night for dinner, I think we might. It’s actually something we do quite often, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
One thing I’ve always wanted to buy is a cool cheeseboard, but some of them are so expensive, and I just can’t bring myself to buy one. The ones that are chalkboards are my favorite, because you can easily write what kind of cheese/meat/spreads there are, and relabel it as you try new kinds of cheeses. [Read more…]
Who doesn’t love a good ombre? Jared Leto’s perfect hair, anyone? Or, maybe I’m the only one who wishes my hair looked like his. Regardless, ombre-anything adds a little extra sass, even to cakes.
That’s right, we’re making sassy cakes.
Deviled eggs are an obvious Easter staple. There are countless flavor combos and varieties out there, and while I appreciate culinary adventures, I figure why mess with a classic?
I would hunt for eggs every day if this was the prize.
I’m going Paula Deen on y’all, sorry in advance. Don’t question the butter – accept it, especially in this case. And we’re going to brown the butter, which makes it okay for an adult to eat, like, five of these, right? Because they’re sophisticated? Let’s go with that.
Apparently it’s National Grilled Cheese Month, and today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. While some people may question the validity of this “holiday”, I say it’s my new favorite one to celebrate. Why are people not making a bigger deal about this? I’m talkin’ “Happy Grilled Cheese Day” cards, holiday parties, someone write a song about it, make a tradition where everyone only eats grilled cheeses all day. I think I’m really on to something. If anyone would like to join me in my efforts to make National Grilled Cheese Day 2015 one of the biggest holidays of the year, it would be greatly appreciated. Until then, I’ll just share with you one of my new favorite comfort food recipes in hopes that you’ll spread the Grilled Cheese Day joy.
When you’re in Seville, you see “NO8DO” literally everywhere. On cars, on poles in the streets, in the pavement. It’s Seville’s motto given to the city by King Fernando III in the 13th century, and it’s so incredibly fitting. It means “No me ha dejado,” or “Seville, you have not left/abandoned me.” And since I left Seville after studying in 2011, I’ve thought about the city almost daily. No exaggeration.
|La Catedral & La Giralda // 2013|
You know those mornings when you want that sweet donut but also the salty bacon, maybe a croissant, and then some fruit because you’re obviously trying to be healthy? Or is that only me? I just want ALL the flavors ALL the time. Is that too much to ask?! No, it’s not. So I threw some savory/sweet goodness into a muffin and called it breakfast. Add a cup o’ coffee and a couple dollops of butter, and you’ve got a good morning.
The one frozen food I have seriously always loved are hot pockets. I remember eating them as a kid, and definitely as a freshman in the dorms. And maybe like one time last week. So, I decided to make a healthier, “adult” hot pocket version, aka a calzone. It was so good!
Because we want to help cure any Monday blues you might have and because we love you, we’re doing an Instagram giveaway! And, oh, the places you’ll go if you win!
Up for grabs is:
- $100 Southwest Airlines giftcard to help you get your travel on.
- Bottle of extra virgin olive oil – a necessity in our kitchen.
- Williams-Sonoma pizza pan – since a stone would be a little difficult to ship, we scouted for the best lightweight pan and we found it! This pan will help you achieve crispy crust like you would on a stone, and can also sustain heat up to 550 degrees, which is key for perfect pizza.
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