Grocery List 36 // Wit & Vinegar

On this episode of hoarders we’re exploring my obsession with the bags of already ripe reduced price bananas/maybe we can start a trend and call it donkey konging/just to be clear no penises are involved.

Seriously though, every time I go to the grocery store I walk past the bananas and see the .39/lb price tag and grab a bag and say oh I’ll make some banana bread but really half of these might be fruit fly food but I’m definitely going to use these. And then I make a loaf of banana bread and forget about the last couple in the bag. Obviously this can’t happen anymore.

Right now my option aresenal is banana bread, that one ingredient ice cream trick, and topping some waffles with bananas and caramel.  None of these are bad, but like, I get bored.

S.O.S. Please send me your banana deets.

One thing that I’m sure will be added to the arsenal is this banana curd from Melissa. Seriously. Banana. Curd. I’m going to put that on everything. (via The Faux Martha)


This one bowl chocolate cake piece of magic from Dana looks like the moistest not sorry cake ever and the fact that it’s vegan would probably just make like a thousand people happier (via Minimalist Baker)

To wash that down Tracy made everyone vanilla almond milk. Thank you Tracy for milking all those almonds. (via Shutterbean)

Joy just went and made the CUTEST BEBE SCONES to welcome strawberries into the world. (via Joy the Baker)

Megan calls this single lady french toast but I bet single guys would love it just as  much + there’s some rhubarb goodness that’s the hottest of hot pinks. (via Take a A Megabite)

MORE RHUBARB but this time it’s in a giant fold over pie that Cindy made that I like to call pop tart mother ship. (via Hungry Girl Por Vida)

If these almond joy balls from Izy are raw that means they don’t have any calories, right? (via Top With Cinnamon)

SEXXXY Ice cream sandwiches from Gab with a couple secret ingredients. (via The Artful Desperado)

I have yet to make savory waffles but Sarah’s are definitely moving to the top of my list then to my face where I will inhale them. (via The Sugar Hit)

Jessica just went out and made chia seed pudding disguised as coconut cream pie so I think it’s okay to eat all of it for breakfast? (via How Sweet It Is)

This chocolate loaf cake from Sarah looks so insane and it has a BUILT IN SECTION WHERE YOU CAN PUT THE ICE CREAM. (via The Vanilla Bean Blog)

Taxi Cab Confession: I’ve never made a crepe. BUUUT I want to make Erika’s buttermilk crepes STUFFED. WITH. HOT. CRAB. and eat them for every meal. (via Southern Souffle)

Stephanie slammed brussels sprouts, bacon and cheese in a sandwich and made my heart explode in a good way from like, love and cheese. (via i am a food blog)

Meghan saw everyone’s boring tater tots and was like pssshh GRIT TOTS. (via Stir & Scribble)

Strawberry Rhubarb just improved like a thousand points because Jon harry pottered it into some sangria. He’s already agreed to day drink these with all of us. (via The Candid Appetite)

Last but not least are mah gurls Lucy and (the newly married) Rachel with another drink that might be more appropriate for day drinking if we’re expected to wear pants and can’t get too ke$ha. It’s hey summer, heyy in a glass. (via Dinner was Delicious)

For music this week we’re listening to Sam Smith because he was on SNL a couple weeks ago and he made me feel all the feelings. Seriously though that voice is insane. His other performance from that night was just as powerful but this one has a gospel choir and gospel choirs trump all others forever and alwayz.


Make Your Own Marinara Sauce // Wit & Vinegar

After several failed tomato sauce recipes I had just concluded that I’m not as fabulicious as the tan authentic Italian realhousewifeladyjesus Theresa Giudice. I’m actually quite sure that she could make a decent sauce that doesn’t involve her tanning juices that I’d want to put on a plate of carbs. I had given up a while ago and then just had one of those moments last week where I told myself I have to make something work. I needed to upgrade from basic bitch to like maybe level fabulicious.

After a bunch of research and reading reviews and nixing out the ones that tore my heart out I actually jumped level fabulicious and landed on something way better. The sauce comes from Ina (we go by a first name basis) and the recipe is so insanely easy and fast that I was a little reluctant. I followed it almost exactly minus some salt plus red pepper and the result was insanely good.

The reason I’m bringing you guys something so simple is because I know there are people out there that are in the same fabulous boat that need something for all the breadsticks, aaaand we’re making something really good with it tomorrow. Also, I’m super stoked to start a new Make Your Own situation for the blog where I get to share pantry staples that you should be making yourself to save money or up the quality. I’ve for sure got some vanilla extract goodness coming your way, and we’ve already discussed brown sugar and taco seasoning. After that I’m open to suggestions! Any pantry staples you’d rather make instead of buy?

I’m like an open book/Danielle Staub. I’m not sorry about that.


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Grocery List 35 // Wit & Vinegar


It’s like a winning streak but with paninis and nobody’s naked but there isn’t any pants. Basically I had paninis for lunch every day for a week because paninis are delicious and I had a loaf of sourdough bread that needed to be eaten. The particular babe sandwich above involves pepper jack cheese and garlicky kale and it was insane. I’ll have to throw together a panini post with some of my favorites.

Until panini explosion happens  you should head over to check out the brand spankin’ new (it launches today!!) Dine x Design. My friend Kristin is manning the everything about food and design ship and it just so happens that I’ve got a section over there in the company of a bunch of super talented fabulous people. CHECK. IT. OUT.

First up on this week’s grocery list is Dana with vegan CHAI. ICE. CREAM. Cashews are involved and I want all of it.  (via Minimalist Baker)

Tracy went out and made me stuffed shells with lots of sausage and kale and cheese aka heaven. (via Shutterbean)

CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE WITH EARL GREY CREAM. I don’t know if I’m more exclamation point about the chocolate souffle or the tea infused whipped cream but I do know Gab is one sneaky talented bitch. (via The Artful Desperado)

You guys Adrianna gave us s’mores for breakfast. S’MORES. POP. TARTS. (via A Cozy Kitchen)

Joy went and put vanilla in honey like whatever and I would really like to put that with some peanut butter in a sexy sandwich. (via Joy the Baker)

Actually let’s put it in butter and put that all over some of these oat biscuits from Erika and then just eat all the biscuits. (via Southern Souffle)

My gurl Megan went all out again in the cereal milk game with cocoa puff ice cream that I need like whoa. Seriously this summer will be about all the frozen cereal milk goodies. (via Take a Megabite)

There’s this cheesecake ice cream from Cindy with an unspeakable amount of cream cheese that makes my heart melt because cream cheese. (via Hungry Girl Por Vida)

Sarah leveled up the apple fritter key to my soul with the salted caramel key and then everything was right with the world. (via The Sugar Hit)

I’ve never actually bought a jar of tahini because they’re giant for only needing a little for da hummus but now I need a jar so I can make these tahini swirl brownies Nicole’s shoved in my face. (via Dula Notes)

Jon why you gotta be fabulous and make everything slider buns. Then power up that fabulousness with pot roast sliders aaaaaand sriracha aioli?! (via The Candid Appetite)

I’m a sucker for anything spaghetti so obviously I want some that’s topped with balsamic spinach basil dressing. Also SUMMER TOMATOES GET HERE NOW. (via The Vanilla Bean Blog)

I’m pretty sure Ashlae is a witch for this two ingredient chocolate mousse that’s just casually vegan. (via Oh, Lady Cakes)

I love coffee so so much so it’s not surprising at all that I want a giant cup of this irish vietnamese combo explosion from Stephanie. (via i am a food blog)

French toast + coconut + sour cherries + dark chocolate = what’s making me drool. Heather knows what’s up. (via Flourishing Foodie)

Molly mixed up some cake truffles because she had scraps. I would just like to make a whole cake and then smash it with frosting and eat it with a spoon while watching housewives. (via My Name is Yeh)

Izy is caboosing this week’s list with one more ice cream recipe that’s got a pistachio crumb that’s making me feel things. (via Top with Cinnamon)

For music this week there’s a video for a song that I’ve listened to approximately 5,000 times. Iggy Azalea is so good on so many levels but she just took a lap around everyone else with a video that was styled around Clueless, even shot at the same high school, and I love every. bit. of. it. Also it turns out dogs aren’t crazy about you rapping it to them but it’s great for fueling your kitchen bidness.


Grocery List 34 // Wit & Vinegar

Steve got me a waffle iron and I’ve leslie knoped twice in one week and I’m not ashamed to admit there’ll be a third and fourth time this weekend. I’ve chosen the waffle ironing over clothes ironing and I’m not quite sure you guys, but I think I’m yoloing.

Once I figure out which one I ate the fastest I’ll go ahead and share it with your faces on monday. Until then I just have to eat all the waffles and make EVERYTHING on this week’s grocery list because serious talent:

First up is Ashlae with some serious sea salt chocolate chip cookies that just happen to be vegan with an option for gluten free and they look like I need to have all of them. right now. like there’s no tomorrow. (via Oh, Ladycakes)

#BABYCAKESBYSARAH and it means I can eat multiple. (via The Vanilla Bean Blog)


Let it be known that I would wear Melissa’s braid of chocolate bread on my head. as hair. forever. What is this beauty?! (via The Faux Martha)

I’ve had a falafel craving lately and obviously I sent out a signal to Jessica and she made me some baked falafel that take no time at all to throw together which means no time at all to make it to my facehole. (via How Sweet It Is)

Confession: I’ve never had molten lava cake. Confession: I would probably slam one on top of some vanilla ice cream and live my life. Nicole made some heart shaped ones that I would very much like to try. (via Dula Notes)

I’m not good with powdered sugar because the way I eat food means after 30 seconds everyone will think I’ve done cocaine but I’m willing to risk that for Erika’s Duck Fat Beignets. (via Southern Souffle)

I’m not vegan but that wouldn’t stop me from inhaling 4 or 5 of Dana’s vegan pot pies because they look fabulouuuuus. (via Minimalist Baker)

I need the killer looking salmon cakes Jon made in burger form with all the toasted bunz and friez. (via The Candid Appetite)

you know that thing where you have spaghetti and garlic bread but probably more garlic bread because it’s the best? I want to do that with these garlic herb bread twists Tracy made. (via Shutterbean)

Carb on those carbs with blue cheese and bacon biscuits from the cauxzy Adrianna.  (via A Cozy Kitchen)

Megan stepped up the cereal milk game again with some pudding and I want a giant bowl with loooooooots of the whipped cream. (via Take a Megabite)

Joy made buttered pecan biscuits and naturally I want to open them up and put a giant scoop of salted caramel ice cream in there because I’m a growwn woman. (via Joy the Baker)

I’ve never had miso and taxi cab confession I can’t do chopsticks but I still want everything that Stephanie has going on in this pasta salad post. (via i am a food blog)

Another post with chopsticks that I need to have like yesterday. Molly’s Bánh mì bowl means everything gets tossed in there and my brain tells me I can have two because it’s healthier than a sandwich. (via my name is yeh)

Speaking of sandwich: BACON, KALE, AND RICOTTA. You serve this and you better bring a mic to the table because you’re gonna need to drop it. (via Not Without Salt)

We’re times twoing the chocolate chip cookies this week with Heathers brown butter chocolate maple pecan face exploders. (via Flourishing Foodie)

and last but not least, seriously, this cake from Sarah. whipped sour cream aaaaand blackberry curd? ALL OF IT. (via The Sugar Hit)

MUSIC: I’m actually crazy excited about Foster the People’s new album coming out because their first one was killer, minus pumped up kicks seriouslytheworsttrackonthere, so I bring you the first single from their new album so you can go punchdance and make some waffles.

p.s. go look at all their videos because I want to make out with all of them because they’re fun and attractive and crazy.


Grocery List 33 // Wit & Vinegar

It’s that time of year again where people everywhere freak out over being single or together or chocolate or whatever aka the big v-day. I’m always just meh about all of it. While some love it and others loathe the idea I’m just sitting over here eating a bunch of brownies making valentine’s  for Steve based of the trashy tv we like to watch. I actually get a little excited about it. I figured since it is the day of love and making out with sugar I’d round up some sweet goodness for this week’s grocery list. Cue my dance song:

First up is Nicole with the waffle donut hybrid of my dreams. Plusss there’s the prettiest of blood orange icing, so, win-win. (via Dula Notes)

Dana went and made mini vegan cheesecakes because MINI CHEESECAKES. I should probably suggest that you double them because I would probably eat an entire batch myself. Mini means you can eat more. (via Minimalist Baker)

Not only did Megan give us salted Caramel that I want to Nigella Lawson but she put it between some vanilla shortbread and fresh marshmallow cream and I can’t handle it. (via Take a Megabite)

Adrianna is pushing me even further into the need for a waffle maker with double chocolate waffles. I need one like whoa like I need these bebes. (via A Cozy Kitchen)

RITZ, CHOCOLATE, STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM. aka how to make friends with anyone unless you’re that wal-mart cashier that questioned my life when I bought some fudge dipped ritz. It’s okay, I handled the situation with one of these. (via Joy the Baker)

Jon is going all out for his Valentine with pistachio eclairs. I mean, pistachio everywhere eclairs. Little does he know I’m breaking into his house and taking all of them. (via The Candid Appetite)

Tracy’s just trying to get me to make dessert nachos with these cinnamon sugar tortilla chips. It doesn’t help that they’re supa cute and heart shaped. (via Shutterbean)

SPRANKS for your valentine. Cindy went and put them all over these cute bebe cupcakes. (via Hungry Girl Por Vida)

Jessica is trying to make the moves on me with a crispy croissant sundae. Crispy buttery goodness smothered in chocolate. Jessica please, it would never work out. (via How Sweet it Is)

I have ramonaeyes for Izy always but especially this week because not only did she turn 18, Happy Birthday Gurl!, buuut she announced her new cookbook that’s coming out in the fall. Pew pew pew confetti thing emoji! GET IT. Also everyone else, get this chocolate peanut butter layer cake. Popcorn’s invovled. (via Top with Cinnamon)

Not only did Sarah make nutella ice cream but she went and shoved it into a brioche roll. I can only imagine how many hearts that would win over. (via The Sugar Hit)

Natalie went and did one of those things where she made her own of something that is very readily available right now and NOW I NEED ALL THE HOMEMADE SOMOA’S. (via Wee Eats)

Steph made one of Steve’s favorites with pistachio ice cream. Then she threw in dark chocolate and candied bacon bits for good measure. Good thinking Steph. (via Girl Versus Dough)

Erika has all the drinks covered with some rapping involved. I’ll take several of these thank you. (via Southern Souffle)

Delicious looking heart topped cake? Check. Cute pink Frosting? Check. Molly’s gif of what it looks like when I eat anything? Check and Check. (via My Name is Yeh)

Stephanie went and made one of my favorite pies and turned it into french toast. YES I’LL BE YOUR VALENTINE. (via i am a food blog)

For music this week I stuck with the luuuv theme and am giving you some classic Mariah because she has a new single out and I’m still eh about it and this one has a wedding gown train that could Rapunzel’s weave a run for it’s money. Practice the words, go out and buy a wedding gown and sing this to someone special.


Grocery List XXXII // Wit & Vinegar

A couple weeks ago I got that piece of crap cold/flu/demonbaby that made it’s way around and I was not having any of it. I was, however, having a major craving for chocolate chip cookies. The last thing I wanted to do was make a batch of cookies so in my delusional state I drove to target and bought those cookies that are in a giant rectangle that you break up an bake. WHAT. THE. HELL.

They are officially to me what sprinkle cookies are to Theresa. What cardboard is to someone that eats cardboard. I can’t.

That led me to find these beauties the next day. There’s some whole wheat, a bunch of chocolate and I get to use cold butter because I don’t always pencil in my cookie cravings. Since then we’ve had major cravings for brownies on the weekly and I’ve been trying some different recipes. When the perfect one happens I’ll share with you my bebes. Until then we look over my grocery list that has some major sweet tooth happening.


First up is Lindsay with a hottie no bake peanut butter banana cream pie. Anything with that much peanut butter and heavy cream is totally a two ramonaeyes rating. (via Love and Olive Oil)

Heather made a big pan of rolls filled with chocolate and I want all of them end of story. (via Flourishing Foodie)

Izy went and made blondies even better with bananas and pecans and chocolate. I mean, I have a bag of those ripe bananas on my counter so there’s gonna be a sexy pan coming out of my oven pretty soon. (via Top with Cinnamon)

Joy reminded me that I have a doughnut pan and I should show it some love with double chocolate cake doughnuts and then eat all of them. I’m game. (via Joy the Baker)

Jessica casually added kettle potato chips to chocolate frosted raised doughnuts. I asked to motorboat, she said yes, I’ll keep you updated. (via How Sweet it Is)

You could give me any rice crispy treat and I’d eat it, but these peanut butter brown butter ones from Stephanie would be eaten like 10 times faster (via Girl Versus Dough)

Megan made everyone’s dreams come true when she made CEREAL MILK ICE CREAM using chocolate peanut butter cereal. I scream, you scream, we all Ramonaeyes for that ice cream. (via Take a Megabite)

Adrianna turned the beet around and shoved it in some hummus. Sorry. (via A Cozy Kitchen)

Dana also turned the beet around but she shoved it in some vegan chocolate lava cakes. Also sorry. (via Minimalist Baker)

I know everyone everywhere else is experiencing crazy cold right now so you should probably do like Tracy and put some cherry booze in your hot chocolate. (via Shutterbean)

Cindy went and made a dutch baby that made me facebook comment sing some No Doubt because Gwen Stefani. (via Hungry Girl Por Vida)

In case anyone wants to have their mind blown for breakfast, Jon gives you fry bread breakfast tacos because obvs. (via The Candid Apetite)

Also on the breakfast train/one recipe closer to making me need a waffle maker is Sarah with some feather light buckwheat waffles that I want to Leslie Knope so hard. (via The Sugar Hit)

Aaaand caboosing the breakfast train/this grocery list is my girl Erika with some pepper broccoli hash. Maybe we can casually throw some in a fry bread taco? Uh, yes. (via Southern Souffle)

For music this week we’re listening to Kylie Minogue’s latest single because it’s Kylie Minogue and I want to be her when I grow up. Plus this is total pants optional dance around the kitchen while baking cookies music aka the best kind of music.