Cocoa Rubbed Ribs

Yesterday I had the misfortune of watching the Chicago Bears lose their first game to the Buffalo Bills. I’m not the biggest football fan out there—by any means—but I’ll happily root for my home team during any event. Along with the first Sunday kickoff also comes the beginning of fall. For those without much invested […]

Roasted Carrots and Potatoes with Goat Cheese

Happy Labor Day! As I write this, I just realized I have no clue (well, maybe some clue) about what this holiday is actually supposed to represent. So as a teaching moment for all of us, here is what the day is for according to the U.S. Department of Labor: “Labor Day, the first Monday […]

Chocolate Chip Almond Banana Bread

So much has happened over the recent week that I don’t even know where to begin… I took my first trip to Europe with a few friends and explored the city of Berlin. The days were filled with museums, art, beer, and potatoes. I had a blast and can’t wait for my next trip. While […]

Grilled Steak with Lemon Chimichurri

At the beginning of the summer I got a wonderful box of tools from OXO’s #WhatAGrillWants campaign to make use of in my summer cooking. For most people this means cooking in the great outdoors as rays of sun wash upon their smiling faces. I—on the other hand—have mastered the genre of cooking that I […]

Spicy Pickle Spears

I’ve had many (well maybe only two) people ask me recently what’s going on with my blog and why I haven’t posted in a little while. Well in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been doing/am in the middle of some redesign. After almost five years of running things on Blogger, I’ve decided it’s time to […]

Blueberry Corn Muffins

It’s Thursday. I’m sitting on a train heading out of the city to spend Independence Day weekend at a friend’s parents’ place near the beach. One of my coworkers has decided to give me deadlines to help encourage me to post more regularly. As I was exiting the office she asked, “You’re going to write […]

Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Summer is here. There’s no denying it. The AC unit has been placed in the window, and it’s on and running. During the summer, most people try to avoid sweets in order to make themselves ready for days spent at the beach. In my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with a little cake now and then—you […]

Spicy Sausage, Kale, and Lemon Pasta

Hi friends! Yes, it has been a while since I’ve last shared with you. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure where the past month has gone. Unfortunately, it seems that life can just get incredibly busy and hectic at times. I’m not sure if being too busy to update the blog is a good […]

Jerk Chicken Wings

It was Super Bowl Sunday and I had plans to go to a friend’s apartment to watch the game. However, my friend is a vegetarian and no game day would be complete without chicken wings, so I decided to make myself a few before heading out.  Instead of the standard buffalo flavor I opted for […]

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

per-fect (adjective): having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. Perfect is not a word I use very often, especially when it comes to myself and my creations. In most cases, perfection is a mythical ideal to which one strives yet can never fully attain. […]

Braised Beef Stew

Hi readers! I seem to have taken an unplanned vacation from blogging—sorry about that. It was during the time of winter where I just wanted to burrow into the warmth of my bed and hibernate for a few weeks. It seems that there might be some sunshine at the end of this cold stretch (though […]
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