tomato tart

Recipe from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook.

I invited my friend, Marc, over to watch the Grammy's and instead of ordering fatty pizza, I made a tomato tart. It was actually quite tasty although if you make it - I'd suggest adding more cheese than the recipe calls for. And maybe use heirloom tomatoes - yum!



cookie love

Whew, finally marked something off of my 30 before 30 list! Heidelberg German Bakery is where I got the small cookies... they're okay. I really wanted a sugar cookie though, so I headed to Boyden's and was excited to see Colts sugar cookies! :)


food + win

The combination of brussel sprouts and egg noodles is quite nice. You can't forget the capers in this, they add the perfect little bit of flavor.

Oh yeah, and the Colts are going to the superbowl! :D


best yogurt

I am in love with Trader's Point Creamery. You just can't leave there w/o a meal and some yogurt for home!


bread salad

A friend once made this for me and I've been hooked ever since. I'm not sure exactly how she made hers, but I made up my own recipe from how I remembered it. Bread, tomatoes, garlic, onion, red pepper, lettuce, green onion, thyme, basil, salt, pepper, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Yum!


dream parking spot

When a Jimmy Johns craving hits and you are downtown w/o an umbrella, a good parking spot is quite exciting! :)



I picked up this ring from an antique store last Saturday for $5 and I am totally loving it! At the time, I had too much in my hands to really take a good look at it so I didn't even notice that the stone isn't a stone at all... it's a plastic bead! I thought it was charming. :)


pony tails

Last summer I dated this rude boy who tried to mold me into his ex-fiancè. One of his many requests of me was to grow out my hair. Even though that ridiculousness only lasted a few weeks, I was kinda into the idea of letting it get longer. Today I realized that I can fit it into a pony tail on the top of my head and have been loving it all night. :)


tomato, rice and sausage soup

This may be the best thing I've ever cooked. I'm not even exaggerating! I even used turkey sausage instead of andouille. Oh my, thank you Martha!

My baking chocolate expired in 2007 so out of desperation, I used some dark hershey kisses and it was amazing! Loving Martha today. :)

Recipes from Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home.


being supportive ;)

I have this awesome Colts t-shirt with the weirdest neck. Today, I finally figured out how to sport it! A short sweater so the Colts graphic hangs out a little. I love it. :) Go Colts, y'all. :)



Recipe from Martha's new cookbook, Dinner at Home.

I have to admit, this wasn't all that great. I think it's b/c I don't like clams (this was my first time eating a clam). Maybe I just didn't make them right. I certainly don't enjoy the way they've made my condo smell... but the shells were pretty... and I tried something new... and the recipe called for wine so I had to drink some since the bottle was open... so... :)


reading, reading, reading...

My Sophie Kinsella loving friend lent me Twenties Girl last Tuesday and I was reminded why I don't buy/borrow books. I've spent so much time reading and today... it was all I did besides going to Starbucks for a tea. I couldn't put it down! I finished it! It was relaxing though and I sat next to the window enjoying the rare winter sunshine. :) I'll be productive tomorrow. :)



Mimosas and great food with lovely girl-friends is a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I brought potatoes and fruit salad.



I may hate the looks of these boots more than the snow, but they're going to keep my feet warm and dry! :) The older I get, the more I understand why old folks love Florida.


omg omg omg

You guys! My favorite tv show, The Big Bang Theory, won a People's Choice award tonight!


ooooh, memories :)

I looked over while at a stop light to see this little dance studio with a bouncy girl bopping about inside. I couldn't help but remember all of those dance lessons I took as a little lady... and how absolutely worthless they were b/c I'm still a terrible dancer. :)



I watched Mannequin while I made ratatouille - a movie I loved when I was kid. Until tonight, I had no idea it was Samantha Jones from SATC! Too fun. :)

Recipe from A Homemade Life.



Ooooops, forgot to take a pic. Mojitos in the middle of the afternoon! I drank 'em... you'll just have to believe me. ;)


natural cure

The best thing for a headache is a bunch of fruit, veggies and vitamins all mixed up in your magic bullet!

30 before 30

I'm taking inspiration from Slice of Pink and making a 30 before 30 list. Only one year to do it! Let me know if you'd like to join in any of the list - I don't want to do it alone! :)

1. Check out a book from the library.

2. Go on a cruise.

3. Go to a farmer's market.

4. Throw a dinner party.

5. Sky dive.

6. Make my mom's chicken and noodles.

7. Drink a dirty martini.

8. Run a 5K under 30 minutes.

9. Volunteer.

10. Post photos to istockphoto.

11. Buy a painting.

12. Visit Upland Brewery.

13. Go to a poetry reading.

14. Visit the Container Store.

15. Wear a dress to work everyday for a week.

16. Cook an asian meal.

17. Visit a weird museum.

18. Have tea at the Morris-Butler House.

19. Take a road trip to a state I've never been.

20. Play tennis w/ some one other than my mom.

21. Learn to knit.

22. Watch 5 of AFI's top rated movies.

23. Buy a large cookie from a bakery I've never been.

24. Buy a meal for a homeless person.

25. Take a bath with candles like they do in the movies.

26. Go to a parade.

27. Visit another country.

28. Make something cool (cooking doesn't count).

29. Learn a new photography technique.

30. Celebrate my last day as a 20-something FABULOUSLY!