Spicy Chocolate Chip Brownies

I really love desserts with a kick, like a spike of bourbon or a punch of tart citrus. In this case, the kick in these chocolate chip brownies comes from chili powder and cinnamon. I had some Mayan Cocoa from the Savory Spice Shop that I needed to use up, and I also wanted to … Continue reading Spicy Chocolate Chip Brownies

Raspberry Lemon Almond Tart

The only thing I love more than dessert is a seasonal dessert; pumpkin and apples in the fall, chocolate and peppermint in the winter, and lemon and berries in the spring and summer. I wanted to make something refreshing so I pulled some of my favorite flavors together to make this tart. Raspberry, lemon, almond and … Continue reading Raspberry Lemon Almond Tart

Grow Your Own Food! A Guide to Getting Started

I've had an interest in gardening since I was a kid. My dad used to have the largest, most wonderful garden in our backyard filled with tons of beautiful vegetables. For the entire summer, we'd have a steady supply of zucchini, green beans, Swiss chard, tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and more. While I define myself as … Continue reading Grow Your Own Food! A Guide to Getting Started

Why Do We Share So Much of Our Lives?

I was having trouble finding inspiration for a blog post this week, and I almost let this week slide without one until I found that inspiration yesterday (which reminded me that sometimes ideas have to come to me vs. me seeking them out). I've been a loyal listener of the Millennial podcast by Megan Tan since … Continue reading Why Do We Share So Much of Our Lives?

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I had family in town this past Memorial Day weekend, so naturally I needed to bake something. Any time I have visitors, I usually feel the need to utilize my baking skills in the kitchen. Since my dad was arriving with a ton of awesome NY bakery dessert items in tow, I figured I'd make … Continue reading Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins