‘Murica!

A few photos from last weekend…I hope ya’ll had a lovely 4th of July!

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Recipe: Easy 5-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Happy Independence Day, fellow Americans! Justin and I threw a last minute BBQ at our house for a few friends, so I had to whip up an easy menu with what I had in the fridge. I came up with these super easy 5-ingredient buffalo chicken pinwheels, and they were a huge hit (anything with buffalo chicken AND puff pastry is going to be a crowd pleaser!). Try out the recipe and let me know what you think.

My cooking philosophy is that anything with over 8 ingredients is just too complicated. I like my food to be as simple as possible, for my sanity as the cook, and also to make Justin’s job easier as my dish washer. These buffalo chicken pinwheels are the perfect combo….They’re full of spicy tangy buffalo chicken flavor, and they’re wrapped up in a pretty package to impress your guests. Continue reading

Hello world!

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Hi strangers/friends/family!

My name is Jessi…On a whim I decided to start a blog today. I am an engineer during the day, and I just felt like I needed a creative outlet or else I might burst!

I do a lot of Instagramming (IG @instantlyjessi), but I felt like that wasn’t really capturing what I do on a day to day basis, and how I’m living my life in a new town, preparing for my wedding, and dealing with typical 20-something issues. So I’m going to start a blog that will hopefully address these burning questions in my life:


– Where is the best burger in Cincinnati? And why can’t I find good BBQ outside of my home state of Texas?

– Will I ever stop feeling homesick for Texas?

– Why does my dog keep shedding? And how often am I really supposed to vacuum my house?

– Why are weddings SO EXPENSIVE, and who can really afford all that stuff anyway? Who has time to personalize cocktail napkins??

– Why can’t I lose more than 10 lbs, even though I work out multiple times a week and eat healthier (most of the time)? If I cut out carbs am I really going to lose weight? Is it worth giving up french fries (I think the answer is no…)??

– Do women really have it worse in engineering? Cause sometimes I feel like I’m so used to the micro-agressions that I don’t even see/hear them anymore…Does that make me a bad feminist? …Am I a feminist?

– Am I too chubby to pull off a crop top? Cause I kind of wore one the other day, but I don’t know if it was good or not.


 Anyway, as you can see, I have a lot of THOUGHTS on a lot of THINGS. Feel free to read this or not read this, I am going to treat it like my own personal journal and I choose to write about whatever I want. I do not have a “theme”, which is one of the main reasons why I’m calling this blog “InstantlyJessi” because it’s basically just what I’m thinking in that instance. Don’t read too much into it.

So, world, I look forward to writing to you. Cheers to future blog posts!

Jessi