June 2012

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chocolate peanut butter ice cream

chocolate peanut butter ice cream

We had some other things we were going to talk about before we got to this.  Things like my favorite summer snack and going to the farmer’s market.  But I made this ice cream the other day and it was obvious right away that we were going to drop all of that for the time … more

buttermilk brined grilled chicken

buttermilk brined grilled chicken

I think that chicken is one of the hardest things there is to grill.  I mean, I don’t have a ton of chicken-grilling experience, but I do have a lot of grilled-chicken eating experience and I have definitely had some misses.  A lot of people (and really, I’m even talking restaurants here) seem to miss … more

peanut butter cup bars

peanut butter cup bars

I swear we’ve been eating healthy.  I know that the fried chicken and the cookies and the french fries beg to differ.  As do these bars.  But I promise we’re better than this.  We had salmon last night with spinach salad.  And over the weekend I made some of the best grilled chicken I have … more

fried chicken and biscuits

fried chicken and biscuits

I ate way too much on vacation.  We had cookies and ice cream.  We grilled out steak and shrimp and hamburgers.  We went out to eat and had grouper sandwiches with french fries.  We had mai tais and margaritas.  And Gerrit and I didn’t go running a single time during the week. So when we … more

monster cookies

monster cookies

So our vacation was nice. Different than I had expected (probably because it rained a good deal), but still very nice.  First of all, we survived.  Which is saying something considering that past family vacations have included driving through a blizzard, being locked out of our condo and having to stay in a hotel for … more