Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here–life took over for a bit. Don’t worry, I’ve still been cooking. In fact, I’ve written a few pieces for Daily Burn including my favorite White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Crostini [recipe]: But for today, I’ll leave you with a fantastic muffin recipe that will knock your socksContinue reading “Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

Tuscan Orzo Salad

I’m happy to announce that I will be doing some writing for DailyBurn, a fitness start-up focused on helping you get to a better, stronger, healthier you. If you’re looking for a way to use up some of summer’s last bounty, check out this Tuscan Orzo Salad. Combining ripe tomatoes with fresh arugula and shavedContinue reading “Tuscan Orzo Salad”

Barb’s Cookies: The Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

I almost didn’t want to post this recipe, since it is such a treasured one. Here’s why: 18 years ago, my family moved into a new house. The neighbors across the street, Bob and Barb, brought over housewarming cookies. They were so delicious that we asked for the recipe. We’ve since given a batch ofContinue reading “Barb’s Cookies: The Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Thai Cabbage Salad

Need a salad that will keep for the work week? Want a salad that is too good to last through the work week? This Thai Cabbage Salad does the job. With a slight kick and a peanutty crunch, the salad is best a few hours after making it, creating a tantalizing slaw-like salad. Check out the recipeContinue reading “Thai Cabbage Salad”

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Father’s Day reminds me of the weekly Sunday drives I used to take with my Dad to visit my grandparents, NPR always filling the car. Upon arrival: a freshly baked tray of cookies. But peanut butter also always reminds me of my father–it seems to be a mainstay in the kitchen, whether for sandwiches orContinue reading “Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies”

San Francisco

I just returned from San Francisco, a city that makes it very easy to gain five pounds from eating delicious foods and then torturously makes you burn it off by walking its steep hills. One such delicious food is Bi-Rite‘s ice cream. But that’s an obvious answer. A turn off of busy, food-laden Valencia StreetContinue reading “San Francisco”

Mom’s Greek Salad

This past month has been one of the most tumultuous months of my life, from a terrifyingly close call at the Boston Marathon to my graduation from *gasp* college. The vast number of uncertainties and changes in my life is daunting. One thing that will always be a constant in my life is this GreekContinue reading “Mom’s Greek Salad”

Yellow Cake Blondies

Who doesn’t like yellow cake from a box-mix? Sure, it’s filled with things I can’t pronounce and flavors not found in nature. But every once in a while, I yearn for that nostalgic taste. Of course, colored sprinkles are necessary. These Yellow Cake Blondies were a quick treat to bake, and perhaps more importantly, an easilyContinue reading “Yellow Cake Blondies”