Ina Garten’s Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Ina Garten’s Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy October! Every year, without fail, I get on a bit of a baking kick once fall begins to set in. There is just no better way to spend a brisk Sunday afternoon. As discussed previously, I am one of those people that goes crazy for seasonal foods. I once put pumpkin ice cream on hold at Trader Joe’s with this girl… Go ahead and judge us. It was the best Friday night ever. Continue reading


A Taste of Charleston, SC

Full disclosure: I didn’t think I would love Charleston as much as I did. I am not a Southern girl. At all. I love my large metropolises and trendy restaurants, but Charleston is one of those places that makes you realize that yes, there is life outside of New York City, and even south of the Mason Dixon line. Continue reading


It’s been way too long since I’ve posted. But what can I say… Summer has gotten the best of me. Between summer Fridays, going to the beach whenever possible, and dining al fresco, I haven’t spent as much time in front of my computer. But I’ll have more posts coming soon, including the best kale salad I’ve ever had (and believe me, I’ve had a lot of kale), and my favorite NYC sandwich shop. In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been enjoying this summer. Continue reading

Marmalade, San Juan

When my well-traveled coworker recommended Marmalade for dinner in San Juan, I didn’t think much of it. I figured it would be a decent meal, even though she reassured me it was one of the best restaurants in the city. I grossly underestimated Marmalade — it was one of the better (top 3, perhaps) dining experiences I’ve ever enjoyed. I was not expecting to be craving their white bean soup days later… but here I am… Continue reading