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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Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. What better way to celebrate than by making ice cream sandwiches with your partner (or your kids), especially if you are like me and still stuck inside due to the cold winter weather. This fun treat is perfect for Valentine’s Day: red velvet ice cream with cream cheese swirl…

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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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Maya NYC Brunch

I turned 30 last month, and there was one thing I really wanted to do on my birthday: have brunch in NYC. I got exactly what I wanted and more when my friends and I brunched at Maya in the Upper East Side. This is another adventure of the Hungry Trio. I chose Maya for…

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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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