When a boyfriend returns from Italy, gushing about the pizza, vino, and pasta, it leaves a girlfriend no choice but to make gnocchi, with homemade pesto - if only to reestablish her presence and show that Italian grandmas aren't the only ones worth their salt in the kitchen.
So that's what I did.
That, and I celebrated my 23rd birthday recently. Below is us on my birthday. (We took turns taking a photo of eachother during a nice walk in Kirkland's marina.)