Sloppy Joes featuring Vesper Bros. Signature Tomato Sauce

This recipe is also published on Fig West Chester. A few months ago, some friends and I were sitting around lamenting about food and cooking. My one friend said she loves to cook, but cooking big meals for just her and her daughter seemed silly. I chimed in that I love to cook, but as…

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Adapted from Maple Cupcakes in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. The concept of the Maple Bacon Cupcake is not original. I didn’t know this until I sat down to write this blog post. A lot of people have made this cupcake, but they seem to just put bacon bits into the batter or they…

Vitamix Refreshing Mint Lemonade

This week, one of my culinary dreams came true. I recently got a full-time job and I did some serious budgeting to be able to buy myself a Vitamix. I have had many battles with my blender in the past, so this Vitamix is truly a dream come true. I have a rare morning off…

Summer Break

Hello, all. Welp, it seems summer has arrived early…again. And due to the nature of my kitchen, I usually take the summers off from posting recipes because once I’m finished cooking I am usually sweating as much as someone who just took a Bikram Yoga class. As a matter of fact, I have seriously considered…

Turkeyburger Helper

Sometimes I crave gnarly foods. Today’s craving is Hamburger Helper and the craving hit me on the way to the parking lot. I started a new job and this week I’m in training, so I’ve been dutifully taking my lunches because I don’t know what there is to eat there and when I arrive home…

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…

Exciting News

As you may all know, I live in a magical little town called Media. What you may not know is that I have been writing for a local publication called, Fig Media, PA, since April of 2011. When I signed on for this gig, they needed an art columnist. I really, really wanted to be…

“Vanishing of the Bees” (film review)

I think about bees a lot. Even before I watched the bee documentary last night. I think about them a lot. The picture above is of a swarm of bees that decided to try to make a hive on the exit sign on my back deck. It was not a great place, so I did…

Media Farmers Market

Anybody who knows me or who reads this blog knows I am really, really excited about locally grown produce. It’s my thing. As a South Jersey native, I grew up eating local produce that was either grown in my backyard or purchased at a road side  stands. (Which means it was grown in someone else’s…

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…