NYC Eats

In 2019, I went to New York for the first time, and I have been itching to get back ever since. So, I figured turning 30 was a good enough excuse as any to make it back to the Big Apple. My friends Chris, Andrew, and Anthony came up from DC and met me in…

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Earl Grey Scones

Three years ago, I started the project that saved my life. I can never give this blog enough credit for the positive changes in my life. This journey to a better life has been hard and grueling, but I know I made the best decision for myself. In honor of my blog’s third anniversary, I…

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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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Cafe Raymond Brunch – Pittsburgh, PA

Over Memorial Day Weekend, I got to visit Pittsburgh for the first time in about a year and a half. I did make a couple trips to see my family in New Castle over the past year, but given the situation with Covid, I did not venture past my parents’ house. This time, we made…

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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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DC Harvest Brunch

I am kicking off an entire week devoted to brunch starting with a review of my latest brunch out. Last month, I reunited with my friends on my first trip back to DC after a year and a half. Feeling nostalgic for all things DC, I chose a few activities that I knew we could…

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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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