• SHEET MEALS: SHRIMP FAJITAS

    GUYS! This meal was in-cred-i-ble. Pardon my language, but holy SHIT. I’m not going to spend too much time rambling on this one because you just need to get your ass into the kitchen and MAKE THESE FAJITAS RIGHT NOW. This recipe comes from the amazing No. 2 Pencil. I’m convinced she’s a food magician because this recipe was so easy, so delicious, and so healthy. Sidenote: I’ve never used the “broil” setting on my oven before. “How was your weekend, Brittany?” “Well, I finally broiled something, so it was pretty fantastic!” We’re diving right in here. Here’s the recipe, courtesy of No. 2 Pencil (can we take a second to praise her awesome food…

  • LOVING YOURSELF: HERE’S HOW MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME TO LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY

    I’m not a huge fan of the color pink, and heart-shaped things make me want to vomit. You’d think this would mean that I loathe everything about Valentine’s Day. While I’m not too keen on my local grocery store being filled to the brim with massive, helium-filled balloons that sport phrases like, “Kiss me!” and “Be mine!,” I’m not completely opposed to the day itself. No, it has nothing to do with being a newlywed. No, it has nothing to do with my love of chocolate and wine (well, maybe a little…) It has everything to do with my mother. Because of my mom’s actions during my angsty teen years,…

  • SHEET MEALS: HONEY BALSAMIC CHICKEN & VEGGIES

    I hate messy kitchens; no, I loathe them. No one knows this better than my very patient husband. Crumbs on the counter? Rage. Dishes in the sink? Double rage. If only I could direct that fervor to the rest of our home’s cleanliness… Anyway… I enjoy cooking, but the cleanup can be a nightmare. When I’m just too damn lazy to clean, but not lazy enough to order takeout, I turn to sheet meals. As I mentioned in a previous post, I go batshit crazy over anything involving balsamic vinegar; so, when I stumbled across a recipe by Chungah from Damn Delicious, I knew I had to try it immediately.  The beauty of a recipe like…

  • THREE-INGREDIENT BALSAMIC CHICKEN

    In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of anything that requires fewer than five ingredients. I’m going to pretend it’s because I enjoy eating clean and not because I’m lazy and poor (it’s definitely because I’m lazy and poor). When it comes to flavor, I go nuts for any recipe that requires balsamic vinegar. The folks over at SkinnyMs. have managed to bring tons of flavor to a dish that is almost too easy to make (I thought I did something incorrectly at first; it’s that easy). Staying true to its name, this recipe calls for three ingredients: chicken, salsa, and balsamic vinegar. Are you ready for how easy this is? From SkinnyMs., here’s all it takes to whip up…

  • YOUR ENGAGEMENT PERIOD IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR WEDDING DAY

    Wedding planning is a strange, stressful, and often asinine experience composed of linen samples, justifying your newfound alcoholism, and vomiting a little when you find out how much stamps cost in bulk.   However, the months leading up to your wedding are some of the most important months of your life; and not for the reason you may think.   Your engagement has nothing to do with choosing the perfect flower arrangements, or fitting into that one-of-a-kind dress.   It has nothing to do with cake tastings and picking a trendy color palette. The engagement period, the period between “Yes” and “I do,” is transitory, a life-changing transition. We spend…