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”

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”

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”

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”

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”