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

Fried macaroni and cheese balls

Mac and cheese is life. But actually, I just got a new deep fryer for my birthday (yes, that is what I asked for) and wanted to test it out. I thought, “What better to test it with than some homemade mac and cheese balls?” So I did just that. Pro tip: you don’t need a deep fryer for this recipe. You can definitely use … Continue reading Fried macaroni and cheese balls

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

big & cheesy mozzarella sticks

Americans love cheese, and I am no exception. Fried cheese curds are a personal favorite, but in New Jersey, cheese curds are extremely hard to come by—although we do have some amazing cheese makers in this state (very few of whom actually produce cheese curds). When cheese curds aren’t available—which is pretty much always—fried mozzarella makes the perfect appetizer. Football season is finally back; preseason … Continue reading big & cheesy mozzarella sticks

baked coconut chicken with mango salsa

Last week, I went to Bahama Breeze with a friend because I found out they had piña coladas for $5 and half priced apps at happy hour—which, according to experts, is a great way to spend a weeknight. Need I say more? It reminded me of a trip I took a few months ago to Turks and Caicos. (Alright, a restaurant with a view of … Continue reading baked coconut chicken with mango salsa