Let's talk first jobs and ice cream.One of my first working gigs was at a soda shop attached to a movie theatre - Midwest theaters did it right. I was about 16 and I snagged the job "soda jerk," which meant I scooped all the ice cream sundaes, shakes, apple pie a la modes, and made fresh cherry limeades. Basically, I looked and smelled like a giant popsicle by the end of the night.It was ... Read More →
It's almost summer. Can you feel it?When I think of summer, cobblers, crisps and ice cream come to mind. Also, bike rides, beach trips and patio drinks. What about you?This summer I'm determined to further explore my love for berries, starting with this simple blackberry cobbler. Shall we begin? ... Read More →
In my teenage years, my high school had a late start day every Wednesday, wherein school started 1.5 hours later than normal. A.k.a. awesome.Obviously, Wednesdays were my favorite. Bed bums unite! ... Read More →
You know a recipe is good when:A) You get hungry all over again looking at the photos.
B) You pawn leftovers off on neighbors because the temptation is too much to handle.
C) You drop a piece on the table while cleaning up and eat it with your hands. #truestory
D) You simply cannot wait to share it.This recipe satisfies all of the above. Who's ready for some (vegan, gluten free) ... Read More →
Oh, sweet potatoes.Your color, your flavor, your texture, your nutrients.
The way your edges get crisp and your centers remain tender.
The way you complement spicy flavors so well.
The way you pair with Mexican food like besties.
The way you're always there for me when I'm starving but feeling so very lazy.Today I'm adding one more way to love sweet potatoes. Hope you don't mind. ... Read More →
My mom used to coax me out of bed in the morning with one of two things: Pancakes or Eggo waffles.I pretty much grew up on carbs. Does a body good, right?The waffle obsession continued into college. Saturdays were reserved for banana pancakes after a long distance run. Sundays - a day of utter relaxation - was inaugurated with two whole grain Eggo waffles topped with copious amounts of ... Read More →
Hey friends! Guess what? We're entering the fifth month of 2015. How did that happen?At this point, seeing as the year is nearly halfway over, I feel I should revisit my New Year's goals and reflect on the progress I've made.How is 2015 going for you so far? Have you achieved any goals you set? If yes, go you. If not, it's not too late to start! I look at the start of each new month (and ... Read More →