No, really. I am. Want proof?


Andrew and I woke up feeling the need to channel IKEA's Cookbook and Longman & Eagle for one reason or another. I think it worked out in everyone's best interest. Here's the evidence:

Crab Cake Bits

Garlic Potato Bits

Hollandaise Bits

Eggs Benedict Bits

And really, not to toot my own horn, BUT IT WAS FABULOUS. I absolutely love when each element of my meals is homemade (save for the mayonnaise + panko crumbs used for the crab cakes). At first I was pretty worried about the hollandaise sauce because I don't have a double boiler and I didn't want my yolks to curdle! but it turned out to be really simple. Next time I definitely plan to make my own english muffins, but I just baked a no-knead loaf so it made sense to use it.

Another awesome meal we made last week (other than all of them? ;P) was Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches:

SO delicious

I totally recommend you visit Closet Cooking! If you decide to make this sandwich I suggest you up the jalapeño count as well as add some extra cream cheese.

So, I feel the need to express how dire our kitchen situation was for, oh, about the last month?? We were literally down to condiments and frozen tater tots before we finally went to the grocery store. In celebration of finally having food, I made the world's largest batch of shakshuka but Andrew and I gobbled it down before he had a chance to take any photos. This week I'll be making pizza, pasta and pie! Cooking is fun again, yay :D


  1. Can you and Andrew adopt me already?

  2. YES YOU ARE AMAZING! great food makes the world a better place and beautiful photos of it kinda makes me feel like I had a little taste.....

    this looks divine and I really wish I could have had some of this glorious goodness :)

    Mele, Australia

    just letting you know I have opened my first ever give away on a beautiful pair of white Deep Sea Moonlight pearl earrings from Broome (Australia)


  3. beautiful pictures, and longman & eagle is a grrrreat brunch to try to emulate. i still regularly fantasize about chicken & waffles.

  4. mmmkay that second potato/garlic photo is SO wonderful! I want it in my kitchen. Pinning that ish stat.


    Now I'm hungry.

  6. wow...um...yup you can be cocky. you are amazing.

  7. I promise I'm never cocky, really. I just know how freggin' delicious this meal was so, you know...

    Everyone's invited to breakfast at my place!!



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