fluffy homemade marshmallows

Have you ever eaten a fresh marshmallow? It’s like a puffy cloud pillow with a soft texture outside and a sticky sweet inside. Dropped into rich hot chocolate, fresh marshmallows are the cure-all for the winter blues. Eaten alone, they are a light, sweet snack. And toasted and smooshed between graham crackers and chocolate, you […]


Oscar Nom’ Noms: What to Serve at Your Oscars Party Based on a Few of the Best Picture Nominees

So you’re hosting an Oscars party this Sunday and are looking for some festive treats to serve. Why not get inspired by some of the Best Picture Nominees? Here are a few ideas to get you started: American Sniper — Based on the film’s Texas roots, coupled with Bradley Cooper and his buff biceps playing […]


blueberry and lemon cream tart

Easy as pie tart? Yup. This puppy is even easier than pie! You want to know why? You know that part in pie making when you have to roll out the chilled dough and then transport it to the pie dish and, if you’re like me, you want to then slice more dough for a […]

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Is Cauliflower the 2015 “It Girl” of Veggies?

Just like Brussels sprouts took over the side dish scene in 2014, cauliflower is currently spreading across restaurant menus, Instagram feeds and food blogs like wildfire. You may want to get familiar with the white plant, as it is on the road to being the Jennifer Lawrence of veggies this year. So what is cauliflower, […]

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5 Things You Learn as a Bostonian Living in Los Angeles — the 24-Hour Edition

I’ve been an LA resident for less than 24 hours. After a whirlwind trip across the country, complete with horribly-timed New England blizzards, a pit stop at the Sundance Film Festival and an extra night in a Utah airport hotel due to a flight booking error on the part of a certain boyfriend, I made […]

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sticky bundt (sticky bun bundt cake)

This is a sticky bun/bundt cake hybrid which I’ve aptly named a sticky ‘bun’dt (Get it, get it?). I made a batch of fluffy sticky buns and baked them in a bundt pan literally for the sole purpose of saying sticky bundt all day. Lucky for me, the resulting sticky-sweet, pecan-studded cake tasted amazing, so […]


warm, lemony crab dip

Circa late-fall 2002, I was preparing to put on my first ‘cocktail party.’ I was around 15 years old and the ‘cocktail’ menu consisted of childhood staples such as Sunny Delight, Arizona Iced Tea and Surge—the seemingly radioactive green soda that was later banned due to its high caffeine content. I flipped through my mom’s copy […]


go-to carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

This carrot cake recipe has been in my family for longer than I can remember. It makes regular appearances at Easter and is often requested in the fall when it seems like just about everyone in my family was born. Let me tell you, it has spoiled many bakery carrot cakes for me. It’s not […]


apple pie buttermilk biscuits

If you’ve ever found yourself craving apple pie for breakfast, these biscuits are for you. These fluffy treats are portable, completely 8am acceptable versions of apple pie with a sweet cinnamon apple filling folded into two fluffy, buttery buttermilk biscuit layers. Shopping for and making this recipe is extremely easy as it requires just one […]


spiced pumpkin muffins

If someone asked you what your favorite season was, what would you say? I would most definitely shout FALL!!! Here’s the short list of reasons why: A Break from Humidity: Anyone who knows me knows how much I hate humidity. Autumn brings a welcome reprieve from summer’s oppressive and unattractive face dew (aka sweat). Holding […]