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Tis the Season....

Tis the Season….

… when a trip to the grocery store consists mostly of sugar and dairy products. The Ritz crackers are practically a health food. From left to right: Ritz Crackers, Philadelphia Cream cheese (2), sharp cheddar cheese, sweetened condensed milk (2), decorative tin, powdered sugar, 1 lb butter, cocoa powder, sprinkles (3), whole milk.  Recipes coming soon! Tweet
Wishing For: Philadelphia Neighborhoods Map

Wishing For: Philadelphia Neighborhoods Map

When I arrived in Philly over 4 years ago, the path I tread as an undergrad was small- mostly University City, with some forays into Center City for shopping and dining. Over the next couple years, my knowledge of the city grew as I started exploring new neighborhoods, going father afield in search of the...
Worth It: Membership to Cook's Illustrated

Worth It: Membership to Cook’s Illustrated

    I have been told I have “trust issues.” This came up the first time when I was forced to do trust falls at camp. “I don’t see the problem,” I told the counselor, who wanted me to fall limp into the arms of kids I had met a mere five days ago, “This...
Things I Bought That I Liked: Trudeau Garlic Press

Things I Bought That I Liked: Trudeau Garlic Press

Garlic is something that instantly adds deliciousness to anything- if you ever want to impress someone, just sautee garlic in olive oil for two minutes and the smell will be so enticing, they’ll think you’re a kitchen wizard. You could just put the concoction over white bread and serve it and they would still think you are...
Wishing for: Fun, Colorful, Functional

Wishing for: Fun, Colorful, Functional

Weird confession of the day: When I fantasize about my future beautiful kitchen (two dishwashers, open cabinets, huge spice rack) I sometimes worry about the color theme- will it be simple,  restrained,white French provincial, or bold, fun colors? While I would like to think I am the kind of person who could tastefully decorate a room...
On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist

I’m dreaming of a whiskey Christmas Over Thanksgiving, I had a revelation after waking up to an unfinished glass of Laphroaig on my bedside table. “This would make a great candle.” I am a bit fanatical about scents- I can wax poetic about how hard it is to find a scent that is citrus-y but...