Stuffed Sundried Tomato and Basil Chicken

The only time I can eat chicken is if it’s stuffed with something I like (or if it’s fried, or in the form of chicken nuggets, or whatever). For this recipe, I was originally going to make chicken stuffed with spinach and artichoke dip. But then I thought, “That’s been done so many times.” I decided to think a little more unconventionally—I created a new … Continue reading Stuffed Sundried Tomato and Basil Chicken

Classic New England Lobster Rolls

I spent the weekend in Newport, Rhode Island for my friend’s birthday. Naturally, I had to indulge in at least one lobster roll. Around here, they’re about $20-$25 each, but it’s worth every penny. Although Maine is the lobster capital of America, these Rhode Island lobster rolls were still delicious. So delicious, in fact, that they inspired me to come home and cook up some … Continue reading Classic New England Lobster Rolls

6 Tips to Stay Organized and Avoid Mounting Stress

Organization plays a huge role in both your general and mental health. When you’re more organized, your mind is clearer, and you’re much more productive. This improves your quality of life which, in turn, improves your overall general health. If you want to become more organized but aren’t sure how or where to start, check out these tips. Restart your mindset Before you can lay … Continue reading 6 Tips to Stay Organized and Avoid Mounting Stress

Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

I feel like side salads are a staple at backyard parties. But sometimes cole slaw gets boring, and standard deli macaroni salad always tastes a little sour to me. As someone who loves spice, my first inclination is always to make a spicy salad—one that would add a kick to the backyard menu. This Southwest salad is tossed in a jalapeño dressing, which adds the … Continue reading Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

Here’s Why Walking up the Stairs Makes You So Damn Tired

Have you ever climbed a flight or two of stairs in a rush and felt completely winded by the time you got to the top? If so, you’re not alone. No matter what kind of shape you’re in, a short climb up the stairs seems to be the one thing that gets you super out of breath. Here’s why it happens and how you can … Continue reading Here’s Why Walking up the Stairs Makes You So Damn Tired

Avocado Shrimp Burgers with Old Bay Mayo

We’ve had a few days in a row of 70-degree weather in New Jersey, and it’s been fabulous. All I can think about is grilling season (after all, May is National Barbecue Month), but since I’m not much of a grill master, I usually choose to use my Calphalon grill pan over the actual grill. I can’t rave enough about Calphalon—I’ve gone through plenty of … Continue reading Avocado Shrimp Burgers with Old Bay Mayo