Tastes of Home

Spending two months in California with my parents is basically an awesome culinary experience with a dash of family and a sprinkle of love.  Family dinners, the four of us sitting at our round glass table to eat and chat, became a nightly tradition that I’ve missed while away in Boston.  Every time, it’s hard…

Compost Cookies

It started with a karaoke party.  Well, it really started with my roommate making these amazing cookies from blogger Jessica’s website, and me eating those and being inspired last October, but this summer I finally found the opportunity to make Compost Cookies.  And then after I served the first batch at the karaoke party, my…

How Not to Bake Macaroons

For purposes of enlightenment and entertainment, I will now share with you all how I royally screwed up the Father’s Day macaroons.  Full recipe–the one that I accidentally created–is included at the bottom, so if you don’t care about stories (I am hardcore judging you.  Just kidding, I don’t read the stories either.) you can…

Coconut Banana Bread

Hello, banana bread lovers!  Or coconut lovers, depending on which part of the title caught your eye.  I should write catchier titles. My parents’ house currently smells like banana bread because, in anticipation for my brothers’ return home from his first year at college, my mom and I decided to bake! (I don’t think this…

Eggplant Pizza

So you’re in college, you’re broke, you’re hungry, and you have access to an oven.  This is the recipe for you. I made eggplant pizza today after hitting up the Haymarket farmer’s market (seriously like the best place ever) for some produce.  I try to go weekly because fresh produce makes any meal taste amazing…

Collegiate Kitchens

So you’ve gotten your own place and now you need to cook for yourself.  Weird concept, right? Dorm styles do vary throughout Boston’s many many colleges, so I’ll cover the basic categories based on what you might have in your new place.  Regardless of your cooking situation, there are a few basics that you will…