homemade Chipotle burrito bowls!

My brother came home this weekend from college for spring break so my family and I all decided to make his favorite food: Chipotle. His favorite meal to get is the chicken burrito bowl so we create all of the parts of it, including the grilled spiced chicken, the cilantro lime rice, and guacamole! First…

valentine’s day brownies!

This past week for Valentine’s Day I made some chocolate/peanut butter frosted and espresso frosted brownies! Everyone deserves lots and lots of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, and this is the perfect chocolate dessert to treat your loved ones with! I made them festive by forming little rainbow sprinkle hearts atop each brownie! To simplify making…

goat cheese ravioli w/ red pepper cream sauce!

My dad got a ravioli maker (attachment for KitchenAid mixer) for his birthday a couple months ago, so this past weekend we decided to make some ravioli! This was our first time making ravioli, so there were some complications, but we managed to pull it off! We filled the pasta sheets with goat cheese, roasted pine…

superBowl cookies!

Every year for the SuperBowl, I make football cookies for both teams. This year I continued the tradition by making Atlanta Falcons’ and New England Patriots’ cookies! It takes a couple hours to make, but it’s tradition so I had to share the recipe with you! I began by making the fresh sugar cookie dough…

pizza dough recipes!

I watch a lot of Buzzfeed Tasty videos, which has a lot of cool food ideas, so I was inspired to write a blog post on inventive ways to use pizza dough! I have seen them make cinnamon rolls and garlic parmesan pretzels using pizza dough, so I decided to put my own twist on…

truffle mac & cheese!

For my birthday this past week, my mom and I made one of my favorite dishes. It was the perfect birthday lunch! Creamy, cheesy, and delicious truffle mac & cheese! When walking in downtown Princeton this past winter, my family and I discovered this speciality oil and vinegar shop that made delicious different kinds of…

fresh waffles w/ blueberry compote!

This past week, my school had two two hour delays in a row because of icy roads, so I decided to use the extra time in the morning to not only sleep an extra hour, but to also make some fresh waffles! I’m not going to lie, I got pretty used to getting up at…

tilapia with grilled pineapple & avocado crema!

My friends love when I cook for them, so last night I made them tilapia! I seasoned the tilapia and pineapple in some Asian as well as Italian flavors and then grilled them both in the same pan. Then I paired the fish with a light avocado crema to balance out the saltiness from the…

caprese salad & veggie chili!

Have vegetarians in the house? These two dishes are great to make for them. Both are filling and delicious even without the addition of meat! This weekend, I was at my grandparents house with them and my aunts and uncle, who are all vegetarian. One of my aunts and I took on the responsibility to…

hershey kiss holiday pretzels!

Who doesn’t love chocolate with pretzels? I made these fun little sweet treats to snack on at home while watching holiday movies and all, bringing some holiday cheer to my friends and family. It’s amazing how much chocolate can brighten someone’s day 🙂 These pretzels are another great thing that kids can help you make,…

thanksgiving pies!

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. With fall still there and winter peeking around the corner (these are my favorite seasons), with pumpkin everything and baking all the time, and with family & friends to laugh with by the fire, thanksgiving is the best. Since my grandparents, aunt  & uncles, and one other family…

fried green beans & salmon!

For this dinner (or lunch) combination, I was inspired by many Asian flavors and incorporated them into these dishes. I treated the green beans like an appetizer and the salmon as the main meal. Since both of these teaches you two new ways of cooking things (pan-frying & deep-frying), it is a great way to learn and…