Creamy Crab Cake Pasta

Having lived in Maryland for five years, I have had no shortage of crab in my life, but I found myself wanting to try something new. What happens when a time-honored seafood appetizer gets flipped into a hearty, comforting meal? With all the flavors of a classic crab cake, this pasta dish is sure to…

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The Thanksgiving Menu of My Dreams

Last year, I made the tough decision to skip Thanksgiving with my family. I did not feel comfortable traveling, and I did not want to risk my family’s health. While I truly missed being with my family, I took the opportunity to cook my first ever Thanksgiving meal by myself. Cooking for only 4 people,…

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PSL Ice Cream

Fall is finally here. I have been waiting patiently for the weather to change. I am not the biggest fan of summer with all the heat. Every year, I just want fall to come, and this year, summer seemed to drag on forever. But, I finally got to take out my sweaters and make a…

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Blueberry Sourdough Pancakes

In 2019, I was gifted some sourdough starter from one of my culinary instructors. I honestly don’t make very much bread, but my starter does get some action. Early on, I started making sourdough pancakes, and they are now a regular part of my routine. This is my adaptation of King Arthur Flour’s sourdough pancakes,…

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A Tale of Two Stratas

Brunch week has come to an end. Before I finish this series, I want to take a moment to reflect on what a feat it has been to post every day for a whole week. That was a first for my blog. This week has been a sign that I am feeling inspired again. I…

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Makeshift Brunch at Home

Have you ever came home from work on a Friday and feel compelled to make brunch in the morning? Back in late March, that was exactly what happened. Well, something like that. I was cleaning up for the week in the kitchen and saw some leftover items, specifically reduced chicken stock, parsley, and pancetta. I…

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Lulu’s Allston Brunch

For the fourth installment of my brunch series, I am sharing my first Boston boozy brunch. Early last month my roommate, Kat, and I hit up Lulu’s Allston for a lovely brunch in the back patio the night before she left for the summer. In our weekly take out during Covid, Lulu’s Allston came up…

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A Seasonal Brunch

Today is my best friend’s birthday, so naturally I decided to write a post poking fun at him. Back in October, Chris and our friend Anthony came to Boston to see me for my birthday. Excited to have visitors after being in isolation for so long, I planned a three-course brunch to share with my…

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Pavement Coffeehouse (Where Bagel Dreams Are Born)

Day 2 of brunch week is a tale of my favorite bagel in Boston. I first discovered Pavement Coffeehouse during my grad school orientation at Boston University. I ordered The Fix (eggs, sausage, smoked gouda, and pepper jam on a biscuit). I cannot recommend this breakfast sandwich more. The house made biscuit sold me on…

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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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