~Goodbye heat, hello leaves~

Hello to one and all! It has been quite an interesting summer to say the least, and I for one and more than ready for fall to start. Most of my time has been occupied by working at Taste Buds in the city, which for the time being was an enjoyable position in many regards….

~Shake it up~

The weather is finally starting to turn warm and I can see the flowers beginning to sprout in the yard. The changing seasons seem to have a strong effect on our eating habits, not even just because of certain growing seasons or magazine trends. The beginning months of the year bring a surge in healthy…

~Shepherds Pie~

Hello once again my fellow kitchen fanatics! Been a decent first three months of 2016, however the weather could be a bit more agreeable. Honestly the calendar says Spring but the sky says snow, at least it isn’t amounting to much. With the temperature still being a bit chilly I’ve been keeping the fridge stocked…

~Game on~

Hello again friends! Been having to do some balancing lately between cooking and personal health among other things. Weight is sometimes a hard issue to confront, I’ve been told that when you are mentally ready to face it you will succeed. Over the past month I have been putting in the hours at the gym,…

~Winter Stew~

For those living in New York the cold has come suddenly and fast. This weekend is shaping up to be a supposedly big snowstorm. We have been fortunate thus far to not have too much snow fall or any really, but the weather is always changing beyond our control. As such it is time to…

~Brand new year~

So admittedly, this ¬†year has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start. We have unfortunately lost some of the greats of our time. I’m not sure which loss I take harder, the Goblin King or Snape. But it does no good to sit and mope, not when there is a new dawn to…

~Chocolate Espresso Pancakes~

Do you ever just wake up one morning with a particular craving? A delicious breakfast you haven’t had in so long? For me sometimes these cravings tend to pop up the night before just as I am falling asleep and what recipe I would use to achieve my meal. Last night I began to have…

~Making the best of leftovers~

Happy new year to everyone! I hope you all had a lovely New Years and festive celebration with your friends and family. With the holidays come and gone, time to take down the decorations and bring in the new 2016 with a healthy appetite. The most common side effect that comes with such celebrations is…

~Holiday festivities!~

I hope everyone has had a merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday! Work has been full of excitement and people grabbing last minute gifts like popcorn machines and kitchen aid attachments. There has also been quite a few large purchases such as stand mixers and microwave ovens, of course needing gift wrapping and fancy bows….

~Holiday crunch time~

We’ve got just 5 days left until Christmas, and every shopping center is packed to the gills. Work for me at Williams Sonoma is full of excitement and an endless stream of customers all waiting to buy new presents for the chef’s in their lives. Most popular on the list currently are the electric pizza…

~Kahlua Salted Toffee~

The holidays bring with them many traditions, some of which involve more than just buying the right presents. Many of my friends speak every holiday of the massive stack of holiday cards they mail out, or special treats to put in stockings. In my recent visit to the post office I have seen both traditions…

~Chocolate Maple Rum Eggnog~

Can anyone believe it’s just a week away from Christmas?! I’m more than excited as I dance around the kitchen, blasting my favorite Jethro Tull Christmas album. I do my best to ignore the constant stream of promotions noisily gabbing about some great gift idea or another from the television Anyone else find it annoying…