Banana Chocolate-Chip Pancakes


I’m a big believer in Sunday Funday, whether that means a mimosa or two over a leisurely brunch with friends, watching football all day over a giant bowl of guac, or just simply taking a few hours to watch all that trashy TV on your DVR without, you know, feeling guilty about it. Lately, our Sundays have been seemingly filled with errands/to-do’s/things that make it feel like NOT the weekend. And now that I don’t have Game of Thrones to look forward to on Sunday nights anymore (I’m a nerd, I know) I’ve been craving that little fun-day back in my Sunday. Enter: banana chocolate-chip pancakes.


Breakfast Pizza


Growing up, one of my favorite meals was breakfast for dinner, or as us super-cool kids called it, “b for d.” All my mom (or dad!) would have to do is scramble up some eggs, whip up some toast, and we’d be the happiest campers in the world. B for d still remains a staple in our weekly dinner rotation, and I absolutely love the idea of jazzing it up a little bit. Enter: breakfast pizza. This is a super fancy-pants b for d. It’s also a combination of so many things I love: pizza, crispy bacon, cheesy goodness, and runny eggs.


Restaurant review: Perennial Virant


Last weekend, Brad and I and a friend went to Perennial Virant, a cute little restaurant that is right up the street from us and, shockingly, we’ve never made it around to. Not only does the food always look delicious, but the head chef, Paul Virant, was awarded Food and Wine’s Best New Chef award in 2007 AND has been on Iron Chef America (vs. Morimoto, the coolest dude, no less). Again, why haven’t we been there yet? Finally, after the billionth time I’ve walked by during weekend brunch hours and been overcome with immense food envy, I decided the time had come to try it.


Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Gouda and Spinach


I’m all about eating healthy most of the time, and practicing moderation and all that. Kale, edamame, hummus, whole wheat bread – this is all my jam. Weird diet products that you can’t pronounce or anything with the words “low carb” in the title? Not my thing. My philosophy on eating healthy goes something like this: adding wholesome stuff that tastes delicious = good. Using weird “health” products that taste like chemicals with ingredients you can’t pronounce = bad. I’m all about eating your greens and antioxidants, but if it doesn’t taste good, I can’t get on board. And enough with the chemical fake sugar, people!! Sugar is totally cool.