How to Make Pie Crust

It’s me again. Today I’m here to share with you a recipe (and video!) for pie dough. This recipe includes a combination of butter and vegetable shortening for the fat components in this pie crust. Shortening is great because it leads to the best texture, but lacks in the flavor department. That’s why a butter-shortening […]

Easy Chicken Nachos

If you’ve been tracking things closely, then yes, I did just post another recipe about 30 minutes ago. Then I checked my Google calendar and it informed me that today is #NationalNachosDay! So at almost 1am—and a few whiskeys deep—here is an easy chicken nacho recipe. (I hope I don’t regret what I post in […]

Pumpkin Cake

It’s already November, which means that Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. For those of us that either can’t make it home to our families or simply choose not too, that usually means spending the day with a big group of friends instead. Enter the concept of Friendsgiving. It’s just like Thanksgiving except minus the nagging relative […]

Roasted Broccoli Rabe

Hi friends! It’s been a while since my last post, I know. To say things have been a little busy for me over the past month or so would get no where close to covering what’s been going on in my life. Since you’ve last heard from me I’ve worked as a food stylist on […]

Triple-Meat Breakfast Burger

Sometimes when one is struck with the perfectly stocked fridge and a brilliant idea, dishes of pure magic are created. This is certainly the case with this triple-meat breakfast burger. It consists of a prosciutto-wrapped beef patty topped with bacon and an egg on a sesame seed bun. (I’ll give you a couple of minutes […]

Oven Barbecue Ribs

I know what you’re probably thinking—why am I putting “oven,” “barbecue,” and “ribs” so close together in the post title? Well the fact is, the oven is my only option for anything resembling barbecue given I live in a New York City apartment. No, there is no smoke ring to speak of with this method […]

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Whenever people learn about what I do it is often one of the first things they mention when they introduce me to others. I don’t really mind the free advertisement, but nonetheless it leads most people to think of food when they think of me (and vice versa). So naturally, I received an email when […]

Cucumber Mint Salad

I tend to shy away from buying fresh herbs. The fact is that unless I make pesto or chimichurri, a good portion of them almost always end up in the trash can. But at times I just can’t help myself! Fresh herbs can add so much to a dish (more than just making it look prettier). […]

Molasses Cupcakes

Sometimes we end up with random ingredients in our apartment and it’s up to me to find a way to make use of them. So was the case when it came to a bottle of molasses that my roommate bought to create some sort of natural hair treatment. I think some of the hair product […]

Bacon and Black Bean Soup

I love beans. Point. Blank. Period. I always like to keep canned beans in my pantry because they can lead to a quick, filling meal when you don’t have anything else to eat. My go-to’s are black, red kidney, and cannellini beans. (Others that I frequent are black-eyed peas, chickpeas, and lima beans.) If I […]

Pork Tacos

It’s Tuesday, and that means you’re probably thinking about tacos. (I think about them on all of the other days of the week too.) Here I make quick, easy tacos using beautifully sautéed pork chops as the main attraction. The pork is paired with an easy guacamole and sliced radishes, and is wrapped in corn […]

Mashed Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

The last time I made pasta from scratch was for my culinary school final exam a little over three years ago. Let’s just say I was having an off day in the kitchen and my evening didn’t go nearly as planned. I made it through with a slightly bruised ego, but I hadn’t made fresh […]
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