Nutella Pretzel Brownies

If you’ve read the majority of my posts in my “Something Sweet” category, you may have realized that I am nuts for Nutella. Even an empty jar of Nutella is […]

Honey-Lime Shrimp

Whether cooking at home or ordering off a menu, shrimp are usually my go-to protein. Fresh or frozen, in a stir-fry or on a salad, shrimp are so easy to […]


During the second semester of my junior year at the University of Notre Dame, I studied abroad in London, England. I took full advantage of my time in Europe (and […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

So the saying goes, ‘as American as red velvet cupcakes.’ Or something like that. This recipe resulted from a rainy Saturday spent watching my six-year old cousin. It was too cold […]

Favorite Fruit Salad

Sweet, summery, and based on the bounty of the season. I would eat this fruit salad with every meal if I could, but it pairs especially well with my Better […]

A Better Burger

Most of my lessons about cooking, I learned from my dad. Some of my earliest memories involve working with my dad in the kitchen, keeping watch over a pan of […]

Zucchini “Pasta” with Shrimp and Creamy Avocado Basil Sauce

Similar to recipes made using spaghetti squash, a vegetable takes the place of pasta in this dish for a fresh, healthy, and flavorful meal. Zucchini, a summer staple currently at […]

Creamy Dreamy Green Smoothie

Ever since I won a Magic Bullet at the senior all-night party following my high school graduation, my family has become quite the smoothie specialists. Bananas, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, mangoes, […]

Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

I present to you perfection, in the form of a cookie. (As if you couldn't already tell from the title) Soft, chewy, melt-in-your mouth chocolate chip cookies, nuanced with the […]

Peanut Noodles with Bok Choy and Edamame

My family rarely orders take-out, but when we do, it’s usually Thai. It’s just hard to argue with a good peanut sauce. I made these noodles the other night, though, […]

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