Why The Aperol Spritz is the Drink of this Summer

This spritz makes a great summer drink due to its bright orange color! It’s light and colorful, and just in time for the sunshine. Recently, I’ve been in the mood to whip up a dinner and cocktail recipe to sit and enjoy on the porch. This spritz may be what I’m craving. The Aperol spritzContinue reading “Why The Aperol Spritz is the Drink of this Summer”

The Out-Of-This-World Cookie Shop to Curb Your Sweet Tooth

On Washington Square in Salem, across from the Salem Common and the Witch Museum, is a little hub for late-night snackers. When you walk in, you’ll be greeted with the sweet smells of freshly baked cookies. The dimly lit room is illuminated by neon decor and black lights. Welcome to Goodnight Fatty. The front-facing wallContinue reading “The Out-Of-This-World Cookie Shop to Curb Your Sweet Tooth”

How to Make the Best Charcuterie Board

What’s a picnic without red grapes, sharp cheese and some breadsticks? Truth is, there are a lot of ways to put together a charcuterie board. What is a charcuterie board? How do you even pronounce that? Charcuterie actually means a selection of meats (see also: charcuterie store). When put together on a “board” or plate,Continue reading “How to Make the Best Charcuterie Board”

Top 10 Green Cocktails for a St. Patrick’s Day Bash

Feelin’ lucky this year? You will be after you whip up a few of these tasty cocktails! With everything from a classic green beer to a boozy martini, this list will have you covered for the family get-together and the afterparty. 1. Green Beer This is the all-too-famous drink that my father makes every year.Continue reading “Top 10 Green Cocktails for a St. Patrick’s Day Bash”

The Time-Saving, Spinach-Dip Pasta Dish You Need to Try

I made this dish for my friends last week and we all LOVED it. The key to making such an easy yet totally-not-boring dinner is this: skip the pasta sauce aisle. Instead, try using a dip! I bought Litehouse’s Spinach Parmesan Dip and Spread. I used just about the whole 15oz container to go alongContinue reading “The Time-Saving, Spinach-Dip Pasta Dish You Need to Try”

How I Spent My 5-Day Trip to Florence, Italy

“You’re going for only five days?” When I saw the opportunity for a $500 round-trip ticket to Florence during my extended Thanksgiving break this year, I immediately called up my parents. Am I crazy? Should I do it? During school, we usually only have 3 days off for Thanksgiving break: the days directly before andContinue reading “How I Spent My 5-Day Trip to Florence, Italy”

Chips, Dips, and all the Super Bowl Snacks You’ll Need

Picture this: you’re all gathered around a table filled with dishes of warm dips, chips and finger-food snacks. The whistles and cheering fans roar from the TV. There’s little bits of popcorn on the carpet and your friends are all digging into your homemade buffalo chicken dip (and probably asking for the recipe). What’s betterContinue reading “Chips, Dips, and all the Super Bowl Snacks You’ll Need”

20 Cheap Dates: How to Enjoy V-Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day can be so challenging when a fancy dinner really hurts the tight budget. Good thing is, you don’t need to spend all your money to have a genuine, fun date. Here are some date ideas you’ll both love that won’t break the bank. 1. Celebrate Margarita Monday Valentine’s Day is a Monday… ifContinue reading “20 Cheap Dates: How to Enjoy V-Day on a Budget”

7 Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Desserts

Looking to make something sweet for your special person on V-Day? Don’t worry, these recipes aren’t too difficult AND they’re super cute. By the way… these are also great snacks to make for when your girl friends come over to watch some sappy rom-com and laugh off their last breakup. Who said V-Day had toContinue reading “7 Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Desserts”

My Suitcase for a Week-Long Trip to the Caribbean

When it comes to clothes, I often overpack. Anyone else, too? How many shirts do I need? What if I ruin my pants? Is an extra 5 pairs of underwear enough? Will I need this jacket? Let’s get down to it. Packing is hard. Especially when you’re excited. (and when your cat really really wantsContinue reading “My Suitcase for a Week-Long Trip to the Caribbean”