Each year the nominations for the Academy Awards are announced, and each year I have only seen, like, one of the films. Not this year, my friends. This year I have seen five of the films nominated for Best Film (La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Lion, Arrival, and Hidden Figures), as well as three of the films nominated for Best Animated Film (Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, and Zootopia), plus a couple other miscellaneous films (Doctor Strange, Star Trek Beyond). And I’m hoping I can squeeze in a couple more before February 26th.
Have you guys tried shakshuka yet? The first time I had it was with my sister Michele at an adorable little cafe in Los Angeles. I immediately knew I had to try making it at home, and now it’s one of our go-to weekend brunch items.
Hi, my name is Melissa, and I’m addicted to sushi.
Sushi is so. freakin’. delicious. My favorites are avocado rolls and sake (salmon) sashimi or nigiri, served with a touch of wasabi. And practically anything with jalapeño or spicy mayo.
Mayonnaise mixed with sriracha… who thought that up? Somebody give them a medal.
Unfortunately, sushi can be expensive. Especially if you’re like me and you like to order the $15 specialty rolls. Even my favorite avocado roll can cost $5, and I’d probably be broke if I ate sushi as often as I wanted. Making sushi at home seems intimidating, but it’s surprisingly easy and less expensive. Plus, you can customize the ingredients to your liking.
Let’s make some lasagna!
Lasagna is one of my favorite things to make. It does take a little bit of time, but with the help of no-boil noodles, it’s fairly simple to do. If you’re really pinched for time, you can use store-bought sauce.