Takeout During Covid

Now that patio season is once again before us, I wanted to take a moment to honor the restaurants that provided me with some of my favorite takeout meals of the pandemic. Friday night dinner/movie night became the thing my roommate and I looked forward to after long weeks of Zoom class and work. Although…

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Blueberry Bagel Bread Pudding Recipe

I am back! Over the past year, I have lacked the motivation to write. I just couldn’t find the strength to keep writing about the joy of food when I was struggling so much mentally. After a long slump, I am feeling better and ready to write again. I have so many post ideas for…

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PinkGlow Pineapple

I am taking a class this semester called Food and the Senses. Part of this class is crafting lab experiments, and I will be sharing some of my projects with you. I was at Wegmans during Valentine’s Day weekend and saw pink pineapples on sale. As an avid pineapple lover, I have wanted to try…

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Blue Apron Review

I am here to give my thoughts on Blue Apron. This is the third meal kit service I have reviewed for the blog. Interested in the whole journey? See my Hello Fresh review and my Plated review. During my time with a busy schedule at the law firm, I came to rely on regular deliveries…

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Soy Glazed Salmon Bowls

School is on break for a couple more weeks, and Covid has still got me stuck indoors. With all this time on my hands, I’ve had the chance to test some new recipe ideas. This salmon bowl came about as I was trying to play with layers of umami. Soy glazed salmon lays on top…

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The Year of the Cake

Let’s be blunt. This year was dreadful. This was one of the loneliest years of my life. There are so many things that I miss, but human connection is probably at the top of the list.   We have all had to find our own ways to cope with the challenges of this year. The one…

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The Best Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread pudding has a bit of a bad rep. Maybe it is the concept of making a dessert by baking leftover bread in a pool of custard that leaves some unimpressed. I, however, adore it. Bread pudding is the perfect combination of cake and custard, two of my favorite things. I do not know if…

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Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

This is a piece I did for my food writing class, inspired by Pastry Chef Janine Sciarappa. Apple Cider Doughnut CakeWith a Few Tweaks, Apple Cider Doughnuts Become Cake  Move over pumpkin spice. Apple cider is here to claim its crown as the ultimate fall flavor. Apple Cider Doughnut Cake, inspired by the popular fall breakfast treat, brings the harvest…

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Vegan-Ish

Let’s get one thing straight. This is not a post advocating for you to become a vegan. I am not vegan, and I am extremely confident I will never be one. I enjoy meat too much, and don’t you dare try to come between me and cheese. However, I have a great appreciation for vegan…

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Catie is back in the kitchen!

After a summer off, I am officially back to school at BU. This is my third semester in the Gastronomy program. Not only am I back in class, but I am working again in the teaching kitchen, as the Julia Child Teaching Assistant for the Fall 2020 semester. I have never been so unmotivated to…

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