Lemon, Poppy and Chèvre Cheesecakes

There is something relaxing and therapeutic about spending a weekend afternoon testing out a new recipe that takes hours and stages to prepare. This is exactly what I did a couple of Saturdays ago after quite a few weeks of weekend travel. My experiment this time was cheesecake, which was […]

Island Life and My Best Friend’s Wedding in Paradise: USVI and BVI

I spent five days last week pretending that I gave up my career and fulfilled my long time fantasy of moving to the islands while celebrating my best friend’s marriage to the man of her dreams. Sadly, I did only have five days to pretend I didn’t have to come […]

Fat Free Ricotta Gnocchi with Mushroom Ragu

Making gnocchi had been on my list for ages to make. I’ve pinned and saved many gnocchi recipes and for some reason or another (normally my craving for meat or desire to quickly cook dinner), put it off. A few weeks ago, Jason and I had an amazing lunch at […]

Baked Eggs

I just finished taking the North Carolina Bar Exam last week, which meant that for the past two months I spent almost every free moment outside of work studying. I also started wearing the Fitbit Force* in mid-December, and really focusing on health, working out 5-6 days a week, and […]

Sticking with the Classics: Steak Au Poivre

It’s the start of a new year, and the time when many people make resolutions to make changes, great or small, and depart from their past. I think I’ve only once made a resolution for New Years (to give up fries, which I did for almost 18 months), but otherwise, […]

A New Household Standard: Seafood Gratin

It is a greatly known fact that food excites me. I love researching new food, techniques, restaurants, and planning meals. After spending most of the weekend on the couch with Jason and the girls trying to get over  this cold I picked up in Europe, I decided to brighten up […]

Lean, Cream and Green Pasta

I have always been a big lover of vegetables, including the green ones, even as a child. However, I have not been able to get into the green juices that are all the rage these days, and prefer to stick to taking in my greens the good old fashion way: […]

Guilt free eggs benedict for brunch!

Eggs Benedict, and all variations thereof, is one of my favorite brunch dishes, next to steak and eggs. However, it can be very high in fat (hence delicious). I found a Cooking Light recipe that gives the same scrumptious-ness without all of the fat! This recipe substitutes sabayon for Hollandaise, […]