A Big Announcement and Some Serious Cravings


So I’m happy to announce that we’re expecting a sweet little addition to our family in November!  I can’t imagine another baby in this house, but I am so excited to get to relive the squishy baby phase, again!  Nothing like it 🙂  I am also glad to finally announce it because this blog has been suffering from a lack of posts lately and it’s because NOTHING SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.  Truly.  I’ve not bought packaged snack foods in at least 5 years but lately, the ONLY thing that sounds good is potato chips, frozen egg rolls, bacon and eggs and popcorn.  Salt, salt, salt.  Sweets don’t go down too well and the thought of roasting a vegetable makes my stomach turn.  As a food and cooking lover, it’s been utter torture!  I peruse the pages of Tastespotting and Pinterest and say, “Ew, ew, ew, that looks gross, who would eat that?!”  I can not WAIT to get out of this trimester and into the next where I feel like cooking, again!

So for the next few posts, I’ll share some recipes and product reviews of things that make my crazy pregnant self happy and in a few weeks, I’ll get back to nice, wholesome, well-rounded meal posts.  For now, I give you a glowing product review of:

These chips!  They always sound like a good idea.  And remember:  I am NOT a chip-buyer unless there’s a specific need like an outdoor burger grilling party.  But these.  Super crunch, super flavorful and they are actually not loaded with preservatives, which makes me happy.  Just potatoes, oil and salt!  Win.


These chips dipped into…

THIS DIP.  It’s seriously the most delicious dip, EVER.  Go buy it NOW.  I’m not 100% sure on the integrity of the ingredients but I do not care and I will not listen to you if you tell me it’s bad.

To complete the salt-fest post,  I will tell you my little recipe for the best topping for homemade popcorn.  I have never been so excited by something as I have been about popcorn, lately.  It’s so sad what’s become of me.

We use this little gadget and love it:


Over medium heat, add 3-4 tablespoons of oil.  We love using coconut oil!  Add a half cup of kernels and a tsp of salt and start stirring continuously until the kernels start to pop.  Once the popping has nearly stopped, dump out into a big bowl and top with browned butter and dried Parmesan cheese and more salt.  And then more butter.  I think I browned about 4 tablespoons of butter for the batch.  It.  Was.  The.  Best.  Ever.

Stay tuned for more crave-worthy posts to come!  Like this amazing Southern curry my husband made yesterday.  To die for.  See you soon!