Cinnamon Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee

I cannot survive without caffeine. I mean, I guess I could, but I’d be grumpy and foggy and overall just a complete grouch. In an effort to be more budget friendly and also find alternatives to the free yet really poor quality coffee at my office, the thought occurred: cold press! Well, well, well…I might…

Snow Day Nosh

When the weather outside is frightful, make quiche. Maybe I’ll post a recipe. Maybe I’ll just leave you wondering about all the clean-out-the-fridge goodness I packed into this tasty pie crust.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

My mom came over yesterday and I fed her. I love having her over because it means I finally have someone to spoil with my culinary adventures. My mom loves lemon poppy-seed muffins, so I revisited an old recipe. The original version is vegan and gluten-free. Welp, I decided to get fancy and not follow…

February 15th Muffins

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and social media was abuzz with declarations of hatred for the holiday.  Facebook was littered with “I-hate-Valentine’s Day”s and “my-husband/boyfriend-didn’t-buy-me”s and “I-hate-being-single-today”s. It never fails to amaze me how people can allow one day to make them miserable because they aren’t in a relationship. It amazes me because I was once…

Funky Monkey Pancakes

In the last few days, I have been inundated with the thought and the idea of pancakes. After hearing someone talk about pancakes this morning, I decided to get up and make some for myself. I have been using this online calorie tracker thing lately and according to yesterday’s food diary, I did not eat…

Hurricane Morning Muffins

Hurricane Irene is set to touchdown in the Philadelphia region tomorrow at 5am. Though the storm has weakened, it’s still going to cause some damage. I am a weather nerd and though I acknowledge this storm is displacing folks and has a lot of people sitting in the dark, to me, it’s still very exciting…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have an unhealthy obsession with bananas. I love them so much. I know they aren’t at all sustainable because they will never grow in the northern hemisphere, but I just. can’t. not. eat. them. I try, but I fail. Banana Nut Bread is probably my all time favorite food. My aunt used to make…

Cinnamon Sugar Oatmeal with Bananas

Yes, I am posting about oatmeal today. I know this is a staple in a lot of homes, but I can honestly say I had never had oatmeal until this year. My mother didn’t feed her children oatmeal. She didn’t like it. Something about the texture. She didn’t feed us anything she didn’t like. Similar…

Warm Apple Cranberry Breakfast Smoothie

I am stuck on juicing cranberries. I scored a pint of beautiful cranberries from Wollf’s Apple House the other day. They were grown in Hammonton, NJ. Did you know “ninety-five percent of NJ’s cranberries are sold to Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., a grower-owned cooperative with a receiving station in Chatsworth and a processing plant located…

Fresh Cranberry Juice Cocktail

What do you do with all the left over cranberries from Thanksgiving*? Make fresh cranberry juice! *This is assuming you didn’t go the canned route. I love cranberries. Some people can’t handle drinking cranberry juice without all the added sugar and other fruits that make up store-bought cranberry juice cocktail. I am one of those…

Whole Grain Banana Pancakes

I made these on Sunday because I felt I deserved a treat. The night before, I had a pity party and it was not the least bit productive. Luckily, I got over myself and arose to make these beauties for myself.  I added a bit of chocolate to them because I was feeling decadent and…

Crisscross Applesauce

After this lovely holiday weekend, I will embark on a new journey teaching college freshman at the University level. The day I spent at the orchard yesterday has me thinking back to a time when things were simpler. By simpler, I mean I was flat broke and still in graduate school. I worked as a…