daniel & joanie's wedding

Daniel and Joanie were married in Orlando on Saturday and we were glad we could attend the party. Daniel was a good grad school friend of Steve's. It was a fun weekend hanging out with all of Steve's pharmacy friends again. We even did a little salsa dancing, thanks to the Wilson's ;)
Walking down the aisle; the happy couple; part of the wedding party
Josh Jenkins and girlfriend Stefanie; Cliff & Rachel Blanchard; Steve and Me
Orlando History Center (where the wedding/reception was); the guys - Josh, Steve, Mike, Cliff
the girls - Rachel, Me, and Bethany
Joanie's awesome dress; tossing the bouquet
Outside with Sparklers; Sending them off
Thanks for the party you guys! We had a blast!


roadtrip to orlando

We headed to Orlando this past weekend for a wedding for Steve's friends from grad school - Daniel and Joanie. The Blanchards (couple on the left) ever so kindly let us house up with them (at his parents house) for the weekend. They were great hosts and Steve was loving the convenient hot tub @ the house every night. This pic was Friday night at the dinner party before we headed to CityWalk with everyone from the wedding party to hang out for the evening. Good times

apps for bunKO night

Spiedini of Chicken and Zucchini with Almond Salsa Verde


1 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
3 tablespoons capers, chopped
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced


1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 small zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices (about 1 1/4 pounds)
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Soak 12 (10-inch) wooden skewers in water 30 minutes to prevent burning.

2. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

3. To prepare salsa, combine first 12 ingredients; set aside. (food processor helpful)

4. To prepare spiedini, thread chicken and zucchini alternately onto each of 12 (10-inch) skewers. Coat spiedini with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Place on grill rack; grill 6 minutes or until done, turning once. Serve with salsa.


You're Like A little American. With your little American Body.

The concept of organic food is smart but it has become quite a marketing ploy and trendy lifestyle to me turning people into crazy fancy pants shoppers a.k.a the enclosed video. I saw this on designmom last week and thought it was hilarious and worth a share.


oh mediate...

you gave a good fight.
I was rooting for you man. Killer game today.

c'mon rocco!


snack of choice

My friend Pete was questioning my lack of posts so this ones for you PETE-AH. (our lives have been pretty chill lately)

I LOVE berries, probably my favorite genre of fruit I think. I've been buying containers of these and just snack on them by my computer while working. Blog World, WHAT ARE YOU SNACKING ON THESE DAYS?

small love

just a warning - these are addicting:
I've been wanting to make these ever since I saw them on bakerella and I ended up making them twice in one week. I tried out these cupcake pops over a weekend in May and brought them to Sunday dinner. It seriously makes like 50 so I had a couple to bring home. I was eating these for breakfast the next few days and finally took the rest to a meeting to get them out of my house. Steve worked all Memorial Day weekend so I used my me-time and made them AGAIN for the linger longer on Sunday.

Although a bit time-consuming, they are fun and taste super good, I suggest you MAKE.