Black Forest Preserves

Well, my semester is finally winding down. I’ll be free for winter break in a week and a half! I never have much free time to myself during school semesters, and I have a long list of projects, novels, and meet-ups with friends planned for the break. I can’t wait! My study and work-filled weekends… Continue reading Black Forest Preserves


Creamy Chicken and Black Rice Soup

Well, fall is finally here. Unfortunately, the weather here so far has been cloudy, wet, and chilly, not the sunny, crisp, and cool fall I adore. After spending a chilly Saturday morning with the pups at our local open spaces dog park, I decided holing up inside for the evening with a steaming bowl of… Continue reading Creamy Chicken and Black Rice Soup

Fish and Shellfish

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

As I’m finishing up the second week of my second year of pharmacy school, my free time is disappearing almost exponentially. I figured I might as well squeeze in one last post before I’m completely overwhelmed. Though I have a ton of recipes I’m itching to share, posts will be minimal bordering on nonexistent until… Continue reading Mexican Shrimp Cocktail


Basil Pesto

Soooo, I’ve photographed and prepared a couple recipes that I was planning to post before this one, but I just couldn’t help myself. This recipe is so so sooo good, and it has been a staple for me this summer, even more so than in previous years. Though I almost exclusively enjoyed pesto as a… Continue reading Basil Pesto


Blueberry Lavender Chia Seed Jam

I often find myself at the tail end of food trends. I was way late in discovering things like spaghetti squash, smoothie bowls, and roasted brussels sprouts, and I have yet to try many things I so desperately want to like burrata, swordfish, and stuffed squash blossoms.¬†However, with chia seeds this was not the case.… Continue reading Blueberry Lavender Chia Seed Jam

Yeast Breads

Soft and Fluffy One Hour Dinner Rolls

Growing up, I was always one of the pickiest kids when it came to food. My mom couldn’t trust that I would eat the school lunch, so more often than not I went to school with a packed lunch. Along with the usual kid aversion to vegetables, I also shunned peanut butter, most types of… Continue reading Soft and Fluffy One Hour Dinner Rolls


Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

So lets talk gnocchi. I’ve had a love for gnocchi for a long time, and I buy store bought to use in recipes somewhat frequently. Every so often, I get the itch to make it from scratch, and I always wonder why I don’t do it more. This sweet potato gnocchi recipe is my favorite… Continue reading Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage