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 favorite magazines, Travel + Leisure, named Asheville as one of the Best Cities in the U.S., I added it to my never-ending list of places to visit. Luckily, Matt and I were planning on attending a dear friend’s wedding in nearby Lake Lure, so we decided to make Asheville our home for a few days.

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.

July 3, 2016

Little G Ice Cream

I fell hard and I fell fast for little g ice cream. I love the strawberry shortcake flavor, and I love that it's made in Boston by 17-year old Grace.

avocado ice cream

This Avocado Ice Cream is inspired by the ice cream of my youth. And it's a no churn recipe, meaning you don't need an ice cream maker to whip it up.

salami pasta salad
June 13, 2016

Zesty Salami Pasta Salad

I've combined some of my favorite things (pasta, cured meat, mayo, spice) for a not-your-run-of-the-mill pasta salad, guaranteed to be a hit at your next BBQ or summer party or weekend breakfast (no judging).