Peanut Butter & Employment Sandwiches

I got a job, and all I have to show for it is this stupid peanut butter sandwich.

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A California Midsummer’s Harvest, in a bowl

A late July trip to the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and a really simple, adaptable grilled vegetable and heirloom tomato dinner that truly requires no recipe, just good, local ingredients. This meal makes me feel really grown-up, by the way.

Happy Birthday, Ryan! (um, Cupcakes!!)

It’s super hot in Los Angeles, so I crank up the oven and make Ryan a batch of chocolate cupcakes for his birthday. We feel sick.

Playing House, or, That Time We Got a Costco Card

My dad tried to buy me a giant stuffed giraffe a decade too late. Also, we finally get a Costco card and do something kinda healthy with sausage and vegetables as a result.

Ode to a Dirty Peanut M&M

I buy plain M&M’s because I want more candy to eat, even though I’d prefer peanut M&M’s. My blood sugar and/or will power is put to the test when I meet the candy of my dreams on a flight home to Los Angeles.

June Gloom: Chicken Tortilla Soup

The weather is awful, it’s this June Gloom thing here in Southern California. But hey, it’s a really good excuse to make soup during the summer!

Home Date: Baked Chicken Parmesan

Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan is made for a quick and marvelous home date. This is one of the first dinners I ever cooked that actually counted as food regular people would eat, so preheat your oven and get to it!

Fathers’ Day Dinner in Miami

Back home in Miami for a few days to visit family. Fathers’ Day Dinner at our house. I also attempt to order a Porterhouse with the butter on the side! The irony.

Effortless Meatball Sandwich

Yes, you can clean out the fridge and impress your boyfriend at the same time. Obviously, you’re going to need meatballs and cheese.

Playing it Safe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, I could have baked anything in the whole wide world. But I’m so interesting, I chose chocolate chip cookies!