[Review] Burgatory

Dear Reader, “Helluva Burger, Heavenly Shake” — this is true. If you are in the Pittsburgh, PA area and you want to try an exceptional (and, frankly, high-caloric) meal, do consider Burgatory. I find Burgatory to be special for a few reasons. First, the company works with local dairies, butchers, and other producers to make... Continue Reading →

These Cookies Crumbl

Dear Reader, Are you a fan of change? Do you like unlimited options? Depending on how you answered the above, you may have very strong positive or negative feelings about this cookie place called “Crumbl.” Crumbl is the new cookie place that is spreading like wildfire across the country, as of July 2022, there are... Continue Reading →

To Eat or Not to Eat?

Dear Reader, Do you ever make rules for yourself? After reading the “The Four Tendencies,” (a book about personality types, which literally changed the way that I think about people — more here), I’ve learned that “Upholders”, like me, commonly make up rules to guide one’s own behavior. One rule that I established for myself as... Continue Reading →

[Review] Home Chef

Dear Reader, If you’re a reluctant-but-wannabe-better cook, meal-prep delivery services may just appeal to you. With my (somewhat) recent Hello Fresh experience in the back of my mind (more here), I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into when I subscribed to Home Chef. Like with the Hello Fresh, I... Continue Reading →

Simple Blood Orange Cake

Dear Reader, More often than not, I don’t have all of the right ingredients to follow a cake recipe. For this reason, I have come to rely on substitutions (with mixed results). Recently, I found a Blood Orange Cake recipe on the New York Times website and knew just by looking at the ingredients list... Continue Reading →

Where Have All the Tourists Gone? Part 2

Dear Reader, Martha’s Vineyard could be a foodie’s paradise. Recently, my boyfriend and I made a trip to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation (more here). While the island is a hub for tourists in the summer months, things are pretty much left to the locals in the dead of winter. Regardless, we enjoyed exploring all the... Continue Reading →

[Review] Hello Fresh

Dear Reader, Have you ever tried one of those meal prep services? My birthday was recently and as a gift a family member gave me a gift card to purchase three meals from the service Hello Fresh. While I have not used this service before, I am familiar with the concept. Back when I was... Continue Reading →

The First Crepe is a Blob

Dear Reader, As a novice baker, I tend to bake within my comfort zone. So, instead of looking far and wide for new recipes, I take comfort in putting together sweet breads (more here), flatbread (more here), and sometimes even cakes (more here). All was well in my little kitchen, until, unexpectedly, my boyfriend put... Continue Reading →

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