It has been two years since Mara and I walked across the stage to receive our diploma! We congratulate anyone who has recently graduated from college, grad programs, and even high school during this time!! We know that we were lucky to experience the excitement of commencement and wanted to share part of our experience with you as well as our thoughts now that we have been graduated for a few years.
This was the first year in a very long time that I have been able to spend Mother’s Day with both my Grandmother and Mother. It was such a special day to celebrate the women who shaped my values and morals. Who give me cooking lessons and teach me new skills. Who always have words of encouragement and advice. They move through life with strength and grace that is admirable.
The cooking challenge in my house has continued. Over the last few weeks, we’ve tried some more really delicious recipes that have continued to diversify our palates. Dinner is the most important time of the day for my family since it brings us all together at the end of the day to bond over good food.
I have been running this blog for five years! It is hard to believe some days because it feels like yesterday when I was a college freshman blogging from my dorm and taking pics around campus with the help of friends. Over the last few years, I have been able to utilize a multitude of tools that have aided in content building and organization for my blog.
I am really stoked to introduce to you a new series that will be featured on the blog! I wanted to create something new for you that will keep you entertained but also get you thinking. Bestie Talk was inspired by the conversations that Mara and I would have. Our conversations are always fun and random but also can hit topics of vulnerability. With this, we hope you will want to join in our conversations too!
During this social distancing time, my family and I have been exploring new recipes more than ever now that we have the time to do so. Each night each of us takes a turn in the kitchen creating new meals. We have made it fun by turning dinner into a Top Chef competition each week.
There are some things now that as an adult make me nostalgic for childhood. I love the way some foods have the ability to transport me of a special time and place in my life. I remember as a kid looking forward to this dessert made by a cousin and I’m so pleased to have found the recipe to share with you!