Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tart

Gosh it’s been awhile. Sorry for the hiatus. Though honestly, I doubt you noticed — just sayin 😉 I’ve been getting ready for ma big ole trip to Ireland. (No big deal.) I… Continue reading

Nutella-Surprise, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies: An OXO Bake Sale

Let me begin by telling you a short story. Every year, OXO holds an annual charity event bake sale. All of the proceeds go towards pediatric cancer research. OXO has a personal connection… Continue reading

Sweet Potato-Chicken Hash Topped With A Poached Egg

Lookin for a good time? Toss an egg on it!!! Fun Jen Fact: I have high cholesterol!  Before you’re quick to be like, “Well, duh, I’ve seen your blog posts,” you should be… Continue reading

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies: Creamy meet Fudgy

I am devoted to this one brownie recipe. I have tried countless of recipes, cycling through them in effort to find the best of the best. And every single time, I just find… Continue reading

Quick and Easy: Sliced & Stuffed Salmon with Basil Butter

I purchased a HUGE wild sockeye fillet from Costco (keywords “from Costco”) and decided that I wanted to go old fashioned butter, garlic, and herbs on this tiny whale.  You could also use… Continue reading

Recipe: Coffee and Chocolate Beef Stew & A Lesson on Canola Versus Olive Oil

Today’s Lesson: When to Use Olive Oil Versus Canola Oil Olive Oil: – contains antioxidants, polyphenols and omega-3 fatty acids — promotes cardiovascular health and cognitive function as well as boots your immune system… Continue reading

Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge Brownies

Who could resist salty & sweet combos? Honestly. Because I know that some people prefer one over the other, but both at the same time? Game changer. Everybody wins. I decided to make… Continue reading

Buttery Apple Pie Squares

    As you may know… I love pie. But sometimes, you just can’t have pie.  You may lack the proper silverware or you’re possibly on the train, where you would like to avoid… Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie 2-Ways: Turnovers and Classic Pie

Jim: “Michael had chicken potpie for lunch. Actually, let me rephrase that, Michael had an entire chicken pot pie for lunch, and- let me be more specific. Michael ate an entire family-sized chicken potpie… Continue reading

Whiskey Chocolate Cake with Whiskey Frosting and Praline Topping

          This cake is a sneaky devil! It rises and falls from out of the oven, going from souffle to moist, flourless chocolate deliciousness. It also develops a slightly crunchy outer layer,… Continue reading

Tomato Basil Quiche in a Buttery Crust

I think it’s pretty interesting how people spend several hours waiting for a cronut, and now, apparently the hot new thing is standing on line for a ramen burger. As much as I… Continue reading

Mini Strawberry Tart with Basil Pastry Cream

          In the past, I made a Mint Glazed Strawberry Galette in a Thyme Crust. One of my favorite ingredient combos though, besides peanut butter/chocolate and nutella/whipped cream, is strawberry/basil. I am… Continue reading

Middle Eastern Eggplant with Ground Turkey (Patlican Oturtma)

Growing up, my grandma would cook for our holidays, and always, we could expect the same dishes at each. Thanksgiving…Passover…Irrelevant.  It was all about the rice, soups, and stews (throw in a turkey… Continue reading

Restaurant Week: DBGB Kitchen and Bar

Restaurant Week in NYC Featured Restaurant: DBGB Kitchen and Bar Location: East Village, Manhattan I had ALWAYS wanted to eat at a Boulud restaurant and found a friend from work who felt a… Continue reading

Melt In Yo’ Mouth Beef Stew

Basically, when it comes to stewing, what you’re doing is building layers. (Ogres are layered, like onions — ahem, shrek reference.) You brown the meat. You cook the veggies. You add the meat… Continue reading

Sloppy Joe Time

Whenever I think of sloppy joe, my mind jumps back to my elementary school days. It was, hands down, one of the best lunches. Ever. I was an extremely picky eater, and I… Continue reading

Daring Baker: Nutella Crostata

        MY FIRST DARING BAKER CHALLENGE Introducing: Nutella Crostata Rachael from pizzarossa was our lovely June 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she had us whipping up delicious pies in our kitchens. Cream pies, fruit… Continue reading

Blueberry Plum Upside Down Cake

This sweet girl — aye, she be a keeper. And she’s pretty easy to make — the only part left to the wind is taking the cake upside down out of the pan… Continue reading

Italian (Almond) Rainbow Cookies     That’s for you. So I’ve told myself on several occasions that I would never make these cookies again — not because of their taste, which is pure wonder, but… Continue reading

“Easy as Apple Pie” Tart

I can convince myself that anything is healthy, as long as I made it with my own two hands.  I.e. Butter and eggs are the staples of a humble and natural life. Or… Continue reading

Mint-Glazed Strawberry Galette in a Thyme Crust

Around a week ago… My coworker at OXO and I attended a blogger charity event in NYC (for City Harvest). Basically, a bunch of bloggers came together and brought picnic themed foods while a bunch of eaters… Continue reading

The Ultimate Fudge Brownie

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES There is something you should know about me, and that is that I am a brownie nazi. If I don’t like your brownie, I’ll do my best to sneakily not finish it because damn… Continue reading

Healthy and Moist Strawberry Walnut Loaf Cake

Ever eat foods together and wonder if people would judge you harshly for it? Or… if maybe you’re  a genius? That’s how I felt just now while eating the brown sugar&cinnamon butternut squash… Continue reading

Butternut Squash Couscous

I’m watching AdventureTime and my mom just told me that I should stop watching little kid shows. She totally doesn’t understand this show. But that’s fine. It took a couple of years before… Continue reading

Awesome Two Bean Turkey Chili

Hypothetical question that I’ve been toying with in my head.. Let’s suppose that everyday, you eat one particular food because you really really love it. Say it’s ice cream (not speaking from my… Continue reading

Easy Caramel Puffcorn Candy

Just had chinese food leftovers. Why is it that chinese food is always better the next day *in my opinion*. But don’t trust my preferences. I don’t see what’s the big deal about… Continue reading

Olive Oil Zucchini Nut Cake with Lemon Glaze

When I worked at Magnolia Bakery, my favorite cakes included the Hummingbird and Carrot Cake. (If you’re going there for cupcakes, you should opt for cake. Just my advice. Take it.) In case… Continue reading

Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Cupcakes

I love breakfast so much that I wake up in the morning already excited to eat breakfast. I.e. Frosted Flakes with extra sugar. Or Life cereal. MMMmMMmm. Growing up, I loved breakfast sausage,… Continue reading

Indian Eggplant Stew – Bhurtha

Indian food is generally really good for you, besides the jolting to the lav. (Oh and Indian on Valentine’s Day makes for an interesting experience) Some of the best spices commingle within one… Continue reading

Chicken Eggplant Parmesan

Why do people blog? Me, personally, I do it as a concrete journal of my food adventures. I assume others do it for cathartic reasons probably.. or fame? The need to communicate with… Continue reading

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