mini peanut butter and nutella brownies

I am the world’s worst baker. When I try to bake anything, I always find myself saying, “Oh, that didn’t work,” as I solemnly watch my experiment deflate as it cooks in the oven. Or stick together, or lose shape, or taste like garbage…you get the point. This past weekend, I took the easy route. I bought packaged brownie mix. And it’s not because I’m … Continue reading mini peanut butter and nutella brownies

fettuccine in roasted red pepper cream sauce

Healthy eating in the new year is always a good thing—but it doesn’t have to be everything. It’s important to still allow yourself to indulge in your favorites. Otherwise, you’re starting off the year living miserably (because honestly, who is happy with salads every day of the week) and not treating yourself; that’s the perfect way to ruin your diet. I splurge on pasta. While … Continue reading fettuccine in roasted red pepper cream sauce

Mini Philly cheesesteak sliders

This past year, a bunch of us decided to get together for a “Friendsgiving” because a friend of ours, Caroline, had just gotten a new apartment and wanted us to check it out. She made these super tasty Philly cheesesteak sliders that she got from Pinterest, and they were a hit with everyone. Although I didn’t ask her for the recipe, I did copy her … Continue reading Mini Philly cheesesteak sliders

Chipotle cheddar macaroni and cheese

Mac & cheese has always been my favorite food. I remember feeling so empowered when I was little, whenever my mom would let me take the reins and stir the powdered cheese sauce into the perfectly cooked Kraft noodles. Yes, it’s pretty easy to make boxed mac & cheese, but when you’re young, cooking anything alone is an accomplishment. I’ve upped my cooking game a … Continue reading Chipotle cheddar macaroni and cheese

Spicy Soppressata Pizza

When I was in college, I worked in a pizza place—there is one every 500 feet in New Jersey. However, this wasn’t any kind of pizza place. It was actually an artisan, wood-fired pizza place. A high, high step above Pizza Hut (no offense, Pizza Hut). My boss went to Culinary Institute of America, and it was from watching these pizzas made every day that … Continue reading Spicy Soppressata Pizza

chocolate candy bar pretzels

These three-ingredient pretzels are the perfect sweet treat when you’re looking for a simple dessert. They’re super easy to make and a personal favorite of mine. Feel free to mix and match the candies. My tip: don’t use anything super sticky (like Milky Way) because it won’t break up easily when you crush it. Makes 12-15 pretzels Ingredients 12-15 ounces dark chocolate 12-15 large, salted … Continue reading chocolate candy bar pretzels