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  • Pressure Cooking is the new Slow Cooking

    Pressure Cooker is the New Slow Cooker

    Okay this might be a controversial subject here, but I’m going to go for it: pressure cooking is the new slow cooking. You may think you love your slow cooker, but it’s only because you haven’t experienced pressure cooking yet. To be honest: his past winter in cold, snowy Boston, I didn’t use my crock […]

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  • Easy Chicken Ramen

    Easy Chicken Ramen

    I’ve  been wanting to make ramen at home for awhile now, but always was too nervous to invest in the time and long list of ingredients to really do it the right way. Real ramen takes hours to make, simmering and simmering broth for a long time, and includes a bunch of ingredients I’d need […]

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  • Not So Basic brunch


    When I was little, my sister did gymnastics competitively, and I was forced to go to meets weekend after weekend around New England – and sometimes beyond. While I resented it for most of my life (#youngestchild) I came to enjoy watching the sport and caught on to the lingo and the (ever-changing) list of […]

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  • Tea Time


    I’ve never been a coffee drinker. I’ve had probably three sips in my entire life. Everyone has tried to trick me into trying it – getting me to try sips of their super sweet “coffee” drinks – the usual gateway to regular coffee. But I didn’t budge. For a long time I got whatever caffeine fix I needed […]

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  • Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

    It’s FINALLY feeling a little like fall here in San Francisco, so I’m into ready to bust out the crock pot and make every hearty soup possible. I’ve had this craving for tomato soup, and decided to make it myself (instead of relying on the bakery at the bottom of my office building). This one […]

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  • A Weekend in Nashville

    What seems like forever ago now, my college friends got together for another fantastic wedding in Nashville (Congrats again Lys and Alex!!). As it was my first time in the city I took a bit of time to explore. Now, to be honest, I’m not a crazy country fanatic, so I didn’t go to see […]

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  • Rainbow Peanut Noodles

    Each time I try a new recipe, I feel like I show up at the grocery store needing like six different oils. Peanut oil, olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, balsamic glaze. Where do people fit all of these oils in their apartment? I always feel like I’m buying […]

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  • Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew

    The crock pot is BACK!!! I’m so unbelievably happy to report that my crock pot is back in my possession so I can now finally try out all the recipes I’ve been waiting to try. First up was this Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew, adapted from this one from Sweet Peas & Saffron. This chicken […]