Chicken Parm Balls

Hey strangers!Did you think I forgot about this place? This has probably been my longest gap between posting since my trip to Europe last September! Well, not to make any excuses, but I started a brand new job at work last week and was devoting a lot of my free time to that and absorbing a ton of information…...more

Bazooka Limon Guacamole -- YES

 Last month for my birthday we went to a great Mexican restaurant, El Vez, in the city with some friends. I had been there a couple times in the past for drinks, but had never had any food, so I was pretty psyched to try it out finally....more

Rice Pudding + Baileys Cinnamon Whipped Cream = MUST TRY NOW

I’m sleepy.I have not had too much sleep this week — I dunno about you, but I was either staying up too late for my own good or getting up earlier than usual to make work meetings. Thank goodness it’s Friday and I embrace caffeine!Whining aside — it’s been a real cold week here in Philly. CAN WE GET A BREAK?! I know it’s still Winter, but sheesh, a glimpse of Spring to prove Mother Nature will make good on Winter ending would be nice…hmm I suppose this is still whining isn’t it? Okay, okay I’m done....more

Better Than Thai Takeout: Pineapple and Shrimp Fried Rice

Winter shminter. I’m over it. I went to the tropical fruit section at the grocery store trying to disregard the freezing temperatures all together and came across the cutest baby pineapple — I swooped it right up and knew exactly what I was going to make....more
I usually don't like fruits in my main dish. But I might just try this. It looks great. When I ...more

Homemade Cheddar Blueberry Dog Biscuits

Kia was giving me those puppy eyes again — I suppose she’s always giving me those puppy eyes isn’t she? Well, I’m a sucker for them (and perhaps she knows this too). So when I recently came home from the grocery store and she patiently stared at me unpacking the groceries, waiting to see what treat I may have brought home for her, I felt kind of bad....more

Mushroom Tart

Last week was a busy one for me — I started training again for this year’s Broad Street Run and shot an episode as a new host for The Chef’s Kitchen. While it was super busy and a lot of fun, I’ve been eager to getthis mushroom tart post up (sorry for the delay!)....more

Happy Hump Day!

Hello there! I am in the middle of a carazayyyy week — I’ve been dying to get a post up (mushroom tart will be coming atchya soon), but have had literally no time. With that said, I didn’t want to keep things too quiet, so I wanted to check-in and say Happy Hump Day!...more

S'more Bites

Oh heyyyy — if you’re nestled in the northeast like we are, you likely experienced what feels like the 203943th snow day this Winter. It’s just insane! And this one was the worst one of all…because I woke up this morning to find my car had been towed.....more

A Trip to the Mountains & Hot Toddy Recipe

This past weekend Mirza, Kia and I went to the Poconos for a long weekend with some friends. We found a great log cabin that sat on a cliff, giving us some amazing views. We kept things pretty low key, enjoying the warmth of the fires (both indoors and out), playing games, going for a hike, and lounging with wine and cheese while watching some of the Olympics....more

Have Fresh Herbs You Want to Use Before Going Bad? Make this Compound Butter!

The post before this one featured a yumtastic french onion soup. My recipe only called for a couple sprigs worth of fresh thyme, and since you can’t really buy only a couple of sprigs worth at the store, you might find yourself in the same predicament I often times find myself in:...more