A little girl with a big passion for food.

Krantz Cake

Truthfully, I only wanted to bake Krantz Cake because I fell in love with the photos when I first picked up a copy of Jerusalem: A Cookbook. In reality, yeasted breads make me a...

Salted Browned Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

I follow two different types of people on Instagram. The first type of people only post photos of food, restaurants, and coffee art… I actually don’t even know what these people look like because...

Lemon Bars

February is probably my least favorite month. The holidays are long over and “holiday weight gain” isn’t a viable excuse anymore and all I’m left with is short days, cold winds, and winter jackets. Thank goodness...

Brown Butter Banana Bread with Brown Sugar Crumble

I don’t mess around with Banana Bread recipes. I’ve already coined my mom’s recipe as “The BEST Banana Bread” so there really is no reason to tinker with it…. unless I can’t find sour cream. As...

Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies

I talk about Amsterdam a lot on this blog— I realize that. But it just so happens to be one of my favorite cities in the world, right behind Florence, Italy and San Jose,...

Chicken with Caramelized Onion and Cardamom Rice

I’ve made a lot of silly and impulsive purchases in my life… Namely, in the kitchen department. A quick fling with a double-bladed curved knife when I was obsessed with making all salads “chopped,”...

12 Things I Love About Living In Italy and Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread

I received a lot of different responses to my “12 Things I’ve Learned About Living In Italy” post– and by a lot I mean more than the average 1-2 comments I typically receive. Either...

12 Things I’ve Learned About Living In Italy

Well, friends, Tony and I have officially lived in Italy for a year as of today, February 12th, 2015! I wish I could say I wake up every day and count my lucky stars...

Baked Lamb and Oregano Meatballs

Three years ago, I met Tony… As a typical “we met in college” story goes, we met at Evanston’s second classiest establishment, The Deuce, and I was inebriated beyond recollection. In the four years that I...

Tom Kha Kai Soup

On our very first trip to Amsterdam, Tony and I stumbled upon this little Thai restaurant across the street from the AirBNB we were staying in. We walked inside and there were paintings all...