Refreshing Iced Milk Tea

Can you believe it’s already mid-August?? For me, it feels like the summer was just getting started when now it’s already coming to an end. And with all the fun outdoor adventures and after-work activities and weekend trips that summer brings, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted lately on the blog! For those…

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Visit to Vancouver/Victoria

Hello hello! Having just returned from our trip to Vancouver + Victoria in British Columbia, let’s just start by saying it’s beautiful. With the mountains and the forests and the ocean just outside the city… a perfect combo of urban and nature. I’d been told by several people that Vancouver has a great food scene,…

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Strawberry Season

Strawberry season might be one of my favorite times of the year. Growing up, this time of year always meant driving back to New Orleans to visit family and, most importantly, heading back to Texas with at least a few flats of fresh, sweet Ponchatoula strawberries. In case you’re saying to yourself, “Ponch-a-what?”, let me…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat No-Bakes

Spring has finally arrived to NYC, and I’m so excited. Yesterday, I took full advantage of the spring sunshine to go for a long run in Central Park and was marveling at all the flowers which seemingly bloomed overnight! Just a few days before, I had been walking along a path where some initial green…

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Donuts donuts donuts

Ever since I bought my new donut pan from Sur La Table, I’ve been on a donut kick. The first donuts I made were these blackberry donuts by Preppy Kitchen, a few weeks ago when we were hosting my boyfriend’s cousin + her boyfriend at our place. They were super moist, so easy to make,…

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Oreo Balls

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To partake in the festivity of today, I decided to make a classic throwback recipe with a St.Patty’s twist: Irish green Oreo balls. Back in high school, I was pretty much famous for these Oreo balls – everyone loved them, and I’d bring them to school in huge batches of 50…

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Fun fact: the first time I ever used yeast (several years ago now) was to make homemade cinnamon rolls. Prior to that, I had thought of yeast as something complicated to work with that would require hours of waiting for it to rise and all the effort of kneading. And while some breads might require…

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~Mardi Gras King Cake~

Happy Mardi Gras!! Today is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, marking the end of one of the most festive holiday events in New Orleans. Fun fact about me: although I live in New York and mostly grew up in Texas, I was born in New Orleans. In fact, my mom’s whole family lives in New…

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Best Chocolate Chai Cookies Ever. Seriously.

Two weekends ago I discovered one of the best new cookie recipes Iโ€™ve made in a while: Chocolate Chai Cookies. They’re so good, I would encourage you all to go make a batch ASAP ๐Ÿ™‚ These cookies by Two Cups Flour have definitely landed a spot towards the top of my all-time favorite cookies list.…

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Easy 5-Ingredient Nutella Cookies

Who here loves Nutella? Honestly, I don’t know that I’ve ever met anyone who’s not a fan of Nutella. An old friend of mine didn’t like chocolate, but he liked Nutella. When I was living with my Austrian host family, the little boy – Lukas – would eat Nutella on toast almost every day for…

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