Creamy Basil Pesto Dip

In Uncategorized On January 24, 2013 0 Comments

I actually made this dip for a contest I entered on  I love my AeroGarden. If you aren’t familiar, they’re indoor aeroponic gardens in which you can grow herbs, flowers, and veggies year round.  It uses just water and nutrients.  So simple.  This recipe was inspired by the always …


Aged balsamic vinegar and ice cream

In Cherry on top On January 10, 2013 0 Comments

Until recently, I thought that balsamic vinegar came from the supermarket and costed a few bucks. On December 25th, 2012, my mind was BLOWN. My brother and sister got me a bottle of aged balsamic for Christmas. They gave me a 250 ML bottle of Botte Piccola aged balsamic (…


Lemon Basil Salt

In For your pantry On January 5, 2013 2 Comments

Salt is delicious.  Sometimes people wonder why what I serve them tastes so good.  Spoiler: I put salt and butter in everything. I’m not claiming to be the world’s healthiest cook…and we all know a certain dietitian friend of mine hates how much salt I put in food.

This salt …


Apple Cider Cocktail

In Uncategorized On January 1, 2013 2 Comments

So you’ve made your apple cinnamon infused vodka, now what?  This is my favorite way to use it, but if you have others, please share it with me!

In a short glass, mix 1 part vodka with 3 parts fresh apple cider and add a few ice cubes.  For …


Homemade apple cinnamon infused vodka

In Drinks On December 27, 2012 4 Comments

A few weeks ago, my friends and I met at Hersh’s Pizza in Federal Hill ( for happy hour.  They have a great assortment of thin crust pizzas with a number of unique toppings.  Arugula and pistachio? Not a combination I would have ever thought of, but it was delicious.…


No recipe needed – Roasted tomatoes

In Side Dishes, Vegan Friendly On November 12, 2012 0 Comments

These roasted tomatoes are so simple you don’t really even need a recipe for them.  I choose to add a few things to make them even tastier, but you could easily roast your tomatoes with just olive oil, salt & pepper and still have them be delicious.

To start, preheat …


This post is hot hot hot

In Uncategorized On August 11, 2012 0 Comments

This past week on my way downtown, Eddie and I were in a car accident.  Yes, we’re ok; No, it wasn’t my fault.  The person is front of us decided that a green light on a busy street during rush hour was a perfect place to come to a sudden …


Blueberry compote

In Uncategorized On April 5, 2012 0 Comments

On a whim I purchased an ice cream maker from Woot.Com .   It’s been a great investment and a really fun way to try new ice cream flavors you wouldn’t think of, like pumpkin pie.

After making several batches of ice cream, I decided to come up with a way …


7 Steps for Going Out

In Life Advice On March 20, 2012 2 Comments

Those of you that know me know that I don’t necessarily have an eye for fashion.  I primarily choose my clothing options based upon one thing: price.  My sister and I have quite different ideas of what we consider deals.  To me a deal is finding a button down shirt …


Single Servings: Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken

In Chicken On February 26, 2012 1 Comment

This “Single Servings” recipe was inspired by how dirty my house is.  It’s way too messy to invite other people over for dinner, and I don’t really do leftovers, so cooking for one it is.

The true inspiration for the dish came from the surplus of basil growing in my …