What you missed this week…

Oy vay. Looks like I abondoned this blog for a week. Totally unintentional. You see, I was in Maine, then I was out every night of the week… but I’ve been thinking of you, I promise. And cooking delicious things and totally working on loving myself and being happier (thank you, by the way, for your amazingly supportive comments – as always, you guys rock!!). It’s been a really good week. I hope yours was just as good (or better!!).

So, here is what you missed…

  • I joined Pinterest and have been pinning like it’s going out of style. I’m obsessed… and in love. It’s good kind of obsessed.
  • We finished our guest bathroom. Today actually. It looks incredible. I promise to post pics once all the accessories are purchased and the whole thing looks complete (my mom literally forbid me from posting the current pictures because our towels “need to be retired.” I laughed out loud reading that email).
  • It’s Adam’s birthday today. He now joins me in being on this earth for 29 years. You’re no longer younger than me, Adam. Sorry! Please wish him a happy birthday in the comments. I think he’ll like that!
  • We went to Maine for 4 days. It was glorious. I cooked lots of deliciousness. Maybe you’d like to recreate them? You should!

The weekend started by me attempting to make s’mores (with homemade marshmallows, but of course! I’m becoming a marshmallow making machine… in case you were wondering. lol). I was so dissapointed when I realized that my little culinary torchdid not come with butane fuel. Father-in-law to the rescue!






No bake s’more bars


Lunch on Saturday turned out exceptionally well with grilled maple chili salmon




served with black bean and corn salad which my mother-in-law made. Good team work :)


She made a few modifications… 2 ears of corn, 1 bell pepper, 1 cup of snow peas, some crushed red pepper flakes. It was unbelievably refreshing and a little spicy. Super addictive too (I didn’t mind that)! The salmon turned out smokey, sweet and spicy – this really was the perfect summer lunch. Both recipes are going on my favorite recipes list for sure!

This potato green bean salad was another winner. I loved the mustardy dressing. The potatoes and the green beans were from the farmers market and the peas came straight from the garden in Maine. It doesn’t get much fresher than this!


… and you know life wasn’t so tough when watermelon margaritas (from farmers market watermelon too!) seemed like the most natural thing in the world. What, you didn’t have one in the middle of Monday? 😉


… yeah, tough life for sure. 😆


What have you been up to?

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18 comments to What you missed this week…

  • Looks like a fantastic vacation. Can’t wait for the bathroom pics. Since it looks like my own condo sadly will not be coming anytime soon, I’m living vicariously through you!

  • OMG Everything looks so delicious!!!! I love salmon but I’ve never grilled it. No bake s’mores- adding that to my list.

    And pinning provides many of my cooking inspiration. I love it!

  • So much fantastic food! I love that your father-in-law busted out a big torch for the s’mores bars ;). Once you do get a butane insert for your kitchen torch, you are going to want to use it all the time!

  • Welcome back :) And happy birthday Adam!

  • Happy birthday, Adam! We were up in Maine last weekend and it honestly recharged me. I’m glad to hear that you are happy and positive!

  • Holly


  • Happy Happy Birthday to Adam!!!!! That food all looks amazing but I would love to grab the s’mores from the computer screen!

  • Happy birthday Adam!
    Andrew and I made homemade marshmallows and graham crackers to bring to his company retreat in NH a couple weeks ago. They were delicious, but it made me realize how weird marshmallows really are…

  • So those s’mores look awesome, as does the green bean salad. Also, I was looking at one of your posts last year about your trip to Maine and I am seriously thinking of planning a trip to that area. It’s not far from the camp where I worked years ago. If I do end up planning a trip I’m totally going to need recommendations from you. And happy birthday!

  • Vacations are the best… looks like you had a great one!

    That salmon looks amazing! I am definately going to try to make it soon!

    Happy Birthday to Adam!

  • The salmon looks incredible. Glad you had a relaxing time and happy birthday to Adam!

  • Oh my gosh, I want to eat all of those things! Especially the smores. My favorite part about summer is being able to escape for weekends like that and spending as much time outside as possible. That trip to Maine looks wonderful – I just spent 2 weeks there and loved every minute of it!

  • This looks pretty perfect to me, glad you had such a good time :-)
    The food looks incredible too, I actually want to try that potato salad and I normally don’t like potatoes!

  • I really want to get a torch! Such great eats. Happy belated birthday to Adam!

  • Here to search for your marshmallow recipe and saw that you made smores! OMG I have to thank you again for sending me your chocolate dipped marshmallows as the TGFA prize- dear lord they are amazing. And really? Easy??? I’m gonna have a look :-) I think that I spied one that had graham crackers- I couldn’t place the taste but now it all makes sense. And guess what- I DID put them in the freezer b/c everything gets soooo soggy where I live and they are WONDERFUL from the freezer too! Thank you thank you!

  • Missed you!! Your Maine vacations always look like the best times!! I miss Maine, its been too long. Everything you ate looks amazing! Glad your back :)
    YES we should definintely grab lunch one of these days!

  • looks like a fabulous weekend!! glad you liked the potato green bean salad :) even better when everything is made from the farmers market!


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