How I Make the BEST Avocado Toast

Avocado toast has become quite trendy, as you can find it in most of the coffee shops around small towns and cities. If you’re an avocado lover, it makes a great breakfast. I love to make toast at home in the mornings, and sometimes I’ll have a sunny-side-up egg or two along with it (yolkContinue reading “How I Make the BEST Avocado Toast”

A Zucchini Pesto Sauce You’ll Want to Share

Wondering how to make the kids eat their veggies? No, seriously, this recipe is so tasty and it doesn’t even taste like you’re eating a whole zucchini. I LOVE a homemade pesto sauce! I put this sauce on spaghetti and added a couple sautéed, sweet grape tomatoes. Pair it with some white wine and you’veContinue reading “A Zucchini Pesto Sauce You’ll Want to Share”

5 Easy, Low-Calorie Recipes for Pasta Lovers

Looking to eat healthily but don’t want to give up pasta? You don’t have to. One of my biggest problems with “diet culture” is that you DON’T NEED TO CUT OUT FOODS. The key is eating them in MODERATION! It’s about building a lifestyle that suits you, not making one that seems so unrealistic (andContinue reading “5 Easy, Low-Calorie Recipes for Pasta Lovers”

A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Treats for the Holiday Season

Between Christmas and New Year celebrations, there are lots of opportunities to bake something sweet for family and friends. You don’t have to be a pro baker to make these warm treats! From cookies to crescent rolls and other creative desserts, try out one of these recipes that I recommend. Here are some of myContinue reading “A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Treats for the Holiday Season”

Dishes You Need to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table

Raise your hand if mashed potatoes are your favorite comfort food… *raises hand* I love Thanksgiving, and not just because it’s my birthday (woot woot)! From mashed potatoes to butternut squash bisque to your grandmother’s special stuffing, this holiday really is tied together with warm foods (and family time). Here are a few yummy recipesContinue reading “Dishes You Need to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table”

Recipe: Light & Cheesy Risotto with Pancetta

Nothing is better than warm risotto dish on an autumn day. With the added pancetta and a light parmesan flavor, this dish is a must-try. It’s very easy to make, and takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook. Call over your friends or surprise your family with a delicious meal. This recipe serves four!Continue reading “Recipe: Light & Cheesy Risotto with Pancetta”

Recipe: Feta Pasta with Balsamic Chicken

One of my favorite dinner recipes to make in my dorm is this delicious feta-balsamic combination. It’s not too difficult to make, and takes about 20-30 minutes total. This recipe serves four. 1 box of pasta 2 chicken breasts or 4 thin filets 3-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper,Continue reading “Recipe: Feta Pasta with Balsamic Chicken”

12 Drinks for Your 4th of July Bash

How to impress the guests at your BBQ this weekend? Let these recipes take care of you with these delicious, festive drinks. Did Someone Say Wine? Simple Sangria: This fruity drink is always a pleaser, and easy to make non-alcoholic by replacing the wine with a lemon-lime soda. Red, White & Blue Wine Spritzer: ThisContinue reading “12 Drinks for Your 4th of July Bash”

Recipes: Traditional Italian Cooking in Florence

After an interminable two weeks of peering out my window into the streets of Florence, I finally got a taste of what home will be like for the next couple months. Just one day after the completion of my quarantine, I began a one week intensive course on Italian culture. This includes history, art andContinue reading “Recipes: Traditional Italian Cooking in Florence”