peppermint patties

Coconut Peppermint Patties

I love Girl Scout cookies (my favorites are Samoas, Tagalongs, and Thin Mints) and have ever since my days as a Girl Scout. This year, I didn’t buy any of the cookies on sale (can you believe it?), mostly because my coworker didn’t have any available. Usually, he sells some on behalf of his daughter,…

kitchen cupboard

Confusion in the Cupboards

One of the most confusing places in my kitchen can be the cupboards. We have a small, galley-type kitchen with only cupboards in which to store our food (I can’t wait to have a kitchen with a pantry). As in most kitchens, these cupboards are positioned at a height that I need a stepladder in…

Thanksgiving plate

Food for the Soul Shared on Thanksgiving

Today’s Daily Prompt is perfect for the month of November. I have always believed that food is nourishment for your soul just as much as it is for your body. The love that is shared and passed on through food is never more apparent than during the holiday season when people gather to cook and…

LOS Veggie Burger

Favorite Places to Lunch in Philly

During the week, I try to bring my lunch to work with me, whether it’s leftovers, a sandwich, or maybe some lettuce wraps. But, sometimes I don’t feel like eating what my kitchen has to offer, and I am left with the decision of deciding where to eat. Many times, my co-workers and I eat…

Losing faith in our food system

This post has been sitting in my drafts section for the passed four months or so. I have been meaning to share it for awhile, but was (and slightly still am) very concerned with making it ‘perfect.’ This month, I have decided to take part in NaBloPoMo (or National Blog Posting Month), which involves publishing…

All Lobster Roll

Let Me See That Lobster Roll

Have you ever eaten something for the first time and immediately wondered how you could have gone through life without ever having eaten it before? That is exactly how I feel about lobster rolls. I had one for the first time during the week of the U.S. Open, when the cafeteria at my job decided…

32 oz beer mug

Dinner with a Movie

This past weekend, we went to see Superman (okay, officially Man of Steel, but I’ll still call it Superman). The movie was awesome, and definitely lived up to my expectations. Although, I do have to say I was a little surprised that Amy Adams was cast as Lois Lane. I was expecting someone with darker…

turkey soup

Turkey Soup for the Soul

I thought I was going to make it through this winter without getting sick, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. On Thursday, I woke up with a scratchy throat, which – despite my best efforts – developed into a sore throat, headache, and stuffy nose by Saturday. When I get sick, I’m pretty strict…

chicken pot pies

Chicken Pot Pie from Scratch

Some dishes I make because I come across them in cookbooks or online while I’m searching for ways to cook a certain ingredient. Other dishes are made upon request, and this was one of them. A few weeks ago, the boyfriend mentioned that he wanted chicken pot pie, something I have never made before. It…