Psssssssssssssssssst: this list is 2 things long. So calling all people who like to barely use anything on their hair. My favorite hair care product list is seriously so short, I am pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair. Plus, after years of watching YouTube and Pinterest graphic tutorials, I can curl my hair in a hot second.
The north side of Chicago got a quaint new addition a few weeks ago. If you walk down Broadway you’ll see a white brick building, and you’ll look inside and see a fresh, crisp interior, and a Maison-Marcel sign. Youuuu should probably walk in and give it a try.
My idea for this salad initially started out as a Grilled Avocado Salad… that didn’t turn out as planned when two of the avocados were super ripe and then one was hard as a baseball. Truly living out the avocado memes. So, instead, when gardens are thriving this time of summer, I decided to use some home grown zucchini, and kinda throw in whatever else sounded good. This grilled zucchini salad did not disappoint.
I kind of just threw in all things summer and colorful because salads can be fun like that. Yes, fun. I would be lying if I said I looked at this salad and didn’t squeal out of excitement. It doesn’t take much to excite me.
The only thing I would change is I would marinate the zucchinis before grilling them. Here is a great, basic zucchini marinade recipe from the Food Network.
Below is the recipe for what I used for this salad. I won’t include the amounts, because salads are up to your making… if you want more tomatoes, get on with your bad self, and put lots of tomatoes in there.
Today is National S’Mores Day, so naturally, I’m a sucker for basically any and all national holiday… and I made these s’mores chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches to celebrate. They are so freaking good, and actually so easy to make because I kinda took an easy route to make these. AKA I used bakery bought cookies and I bought ice cream. There’s real no culinary skills needed for these, just a massive appetite and appreciation for all thing s’mores.
Today is National Avocado Day (not to be confused with National Guacamole Day in September), so being super basic… I couldn’t resist doing a recipe round up of my favorite avocado recipes.
Summertime is the best time and happy hour is the best hour…. or hours…. because who actually limits happy hour to an hour. This summer I’m partnering with Barritt’s Ginger Beer to bring you some Moscow Mule recipes to freshen up your happy hour.
I’m finally turning 24 on Wednesday, so I’m taking the time to give you all some photos of my favorite bits + bites of 23… because it’s Friday, and everyone’s sick of reading. Plus, let’s be honest, no matter how old we all probably prefer picture stories over word stories. I will say in my year of being 23 I traveled to Nashville, New York, D.C. (for my third time… it’s one of my all time favorite places), Baltimore, Paris, Edinburgh and Dublin. I became a bandwagon Cubs fan for a few short months and experienced that World Series win… that was insane. I rebranded to what is now bits + bites. I had some meltdowns about what on earth I’m doing with my life. But overall, 23 was hands down phenomenal, here’s to the last few days of my Jordan year, and to what 24 brings.
Apparently it’s National French Fry Day…. considering those are one of my favorite foods, I have got to do a french fry recipe roundup. I mean, potatoes are great, when you fry something 9 times out of 10 it just get greater. Aside from fried Oreos…. those things are seriously so gross, like ugh disgusting. But these recipes are some of my favorite fries. Enjoy!
I’m not superpicky, I don’t have some sophisticated taste buds, there’s rarely a meal I don’t like, but this meal I had at Proxi was unnnnnnnreal. Proxi opened just under a month ago in the West Loop, and I was lucky enough to have a friend include me on her dinner reservations there. Between three of us, we did damage on the menu, and it did not disappoint. Plus, at 23 (almost 24) years old I tried my first oyster. I didn’t get photos of exactly everything, so I’ll throw their social media links in here for ya.