Boston Favorites, Lately

img_4417

What a week this past one has been!

The sombering results of the presidential elections has devastated everyone, including myself, but — there are glimpses of hope and unity if we choose to see it. My favorite message to come out of all this was Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton, singing the late great Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. I’m not giving up, and neither should you.

For me, personally, this past week has been an extremely memorable one because something wonderful happened: Matt and I are engaged! <3

caramel-apple-upside-down-cake

The resulting cake is pure comfort, tender with soft apples and crunchy pecans, topped with sticky sweet and salty caramel, and plump apple slices. And because it has a lot of fruit, you'll also...

creamy-pumpkin-soup
October 11, 2016

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

I used pumpkin cream cheese from one of go-to bagel shops, Bruegger's, which lent a slightly sweet flavor and velvety mouth-feel to the soup. I balanced it with plenty of spice, from cayenne pepper...

September 26, 2016

Asheville, North Carolina

Good food, good drinks, and lots of rest. These are the pillars of a great vacation, and exactly what Matt and I experienced in Asheville, North Carolina. When I read that one of my...

andouille-pimento-mac-and-cheese

The creamy pimiento cheese reminded me of the flavors I've always loved, and the garlicky sausage bits added a nice snap to each bite. I look forward to making this again, wearing a blanket...

nutella cream cheese brownies

A rich, chewy brownie, fudgy and intense, the kind that has zero cakiness, and bursting with deep dark chocolate flavor, topped with a cheesecake-like topping and swirls of Nutella

key lime pie fudge

These Key Lime Pie Fudge Squares are soft, creamy, sweet, and citrusy. They're like little squares of sunshine, perfect for the summer.

July 25, 2016

Summer in New England

My forehead, a permanent sheen of sweat. My hair, a frizzy pouf. My diet, mostly ice cream. Ahhh, summer. I’m glad you’re here. These days, the sun is so bright, the sky is so blue, the...

strawberry cheesecake smoothies

This smoothie is insanely delicious - I mean, STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE, hello - and it's so creamy it can almost pass as a milkshake.