Please tell me that summer isn’t over!

If it must come to an end, I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the long weekend than celebrating with friends; sitting by the pool and sipping cocktails. Oh and of course, eating amazing foods.

 

Labor Day Weekend Eats

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chicken tostada pizza

chicken tostada pizzas

My good friend Megan and I made “Mexican Pizzas” for the full year that we lived together on a very regular basis. They were simple, cheap and really satisfying – the perfect college food! Tortilla + refried beans + cheese + hot sauce all microwaved into a hot, cheesy mess. I still think about those pizzas

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bfast

daily eats: 8.02.11

Is it really August?! I’m kind of in denial. Last weekend was my Dad’s surprise Birthday Party, so yesterday felt more like a Monday and after a crazy weekend, I’m actually ready to get back into my normal eating and exercising schedule! 6:00 am: treadmill run/walk workout – 45 minutes, 3.82 miles. It has been a looooong time since

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grilled chicken za'atar

grilled chicken za’atar

I want to start out by saying that we grilled out on the hottest day of the year, probably my lifetime. Although, if you want to get technical, I watched from our chilly, air-conditioned apartment as that future-husband-of-mine survived temperature changes of around 50 degrees going back and forth to our miniature grill. We are

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easy chicken curry recipe

easy chicken curry

All it took was a trip to Dancing Ganesha and I had a full-on obsession with Indian food again. I came home from dinner and couldn’t stop telling the Taster how good my meal was. “The butter chicken was ridiculous! Paneer so creamy! Naan filled with goat cheese and raisins!” I was kind of ignored,

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chicken burger

italian chicken burgers

It may come as a surprise, but there are times when I’m completely satisfied with plain, un-exciting food. Think frozen chicken burgers with frozen green beans. A little horseradish mustard and maybe a pickle on the side and Tuesday night dinner is served. The Taster on the other hand thinks a meal like that is simply horrifying!

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chicken, artichoke & mushroom lasagna

chicken, artichoke & mushroom lasagna

Some good friends just had their second baby boy and we couldn’t wait to go visit them! I had to try to give them a few weeks to settle in before pleading to come and visit. “We’ll bring dinner!” always sweetens the deal. Is it obvious that I’m a tad anxious to be a Mom? (I am.) How

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