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Babci’s Zucchini Casserole

For all of you non-Polish folk, “Babci” means grandmother. My Babci is acutally my great-grandmother. But I’ve always called her Babci since that’s what my mother called her. It may not make much sense, but that’s how it’s always been. Babci may have passed away when I was too young to remember her, but that […]

Judgment Time: Chocolate Hypnotic Cake

Hypnotized yet? This beauty and I share the same birthday: August 22. To commemorate my b-day, I ordered this gorgeous Chocolate Hypnotic Cake from The Dessert Booth in Clinton, NY. Beautiful, intensely chocolately, and absolutely delicious, I was hypnotized for sure. Let’s start by talking about the presentation. The Chocolate Hypnotic Cake has a flawless […]

Recipe Remix: Double Chocolate Twix Cookies

It’s no secret how delicious classic chocolate chip cookies are. And when I found my absolute favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe ever, I was thrilled to share it with you. I was just as thrilled to show you how to turn them into delicious ice cream sandwiches. Now, I’m ECSTATIC to show you how to […]

Judgement Time: Chesterfield’s Restaurant

For my birthday dinner on Monday, my family and I decided to check out Chesterfield’s in Utica, NY. They offer a decent-sized menu, which you can view here, with mostly Italian options (although I wouldn’t classify this as an Italian restaurant). The pasta dishes were what intrigued me in the first place. There seemed to […]

Fettuccine Alfredo

Some dishes are classics. You’ve had them a million times, a million different ways, and you probably have your preferred version. They’re the kind of foods you don’t mess with. You stick to what’s good because, after all, you shouldn’t fix what isn’t broken, right? What you can do, however, is perfect something. And that’s […]

How-to: Cupcake Nails!

In honor of my 18th birthday today, I figured Cupcake Nails would be quite appropriate. I’ve got a step-by-step breakdown so you can do them too! They’re sweet, adorable, and not as hard to do as you might think. For the perfect celebration nails (or for a cupcake lover), give these a go!

Roasted & Toasted Taters

Potatoes are awesome. There’s no other veggies/starch like ’em. They’re the only veggie that don’t really taste like veggies. After all, most kids don’t refuse to eat their potatoes. String beans maybe, but not potatoes. Everybody loves them. I have a faint recollection of sitting in my high chair as a child and being forced […]

Healthy Cookie: Thin & Crispy White Pizza

Life is hard. No, not because of unemployment, taxes, SAT’s, or any of that stuff. Life is hard because really good food is really high in calories. (…And maybe because of that other stuff too, but that’s irrelevant.) Take pizza for example. Who doesn’t like pizza? Besides that one random guy/girl you’ll meet in your […]

Meet Your New Best Friend: Super Spatula

We’ve gotta talk about this guy. I call him “Super Spatula.” I imagine there’s some kind of a more sophisticated terminology for this tool, but for now, that will have to do. This spatula is the size of my head (possibly bigger). It’s the biggest spatula I’ve ever seen, a monster, a giant, the HSIC […]

Sweet & Simple: The Classic Egg in Bread

This dish has many names. Egg in a basket. Egg in a hole. Egg in a window. Or, as I was raised calling it, The Egg in Bread. It’s really just as simple as it sounds: an egg cooked in the middle of a slice of bread. You use only four ingredients (all of which […]

Buster Bars: A Tribute to Dairy Queen

I love Dairy Queen. If I had to pick my favorite place in existence on planet Earth at any given time, it would be Dairy Queen. I don’t care which one; they’re all amazing. If you’ve never been to one, then you can’t begin to comprehend my love. And even if you have, you still […]

Grilled Summer Veggies

It is mind boggling how wonderful simplicity can be. More often than not, we get caught up in over-complicating things. We think that, in order for something to be perfect, it must be complex and intricate, especially when it comes to recipes. We add endless ingredients and prepare them in complicated and sometimes just plain […]

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