Union Square Donuts

For a while now, I have seen everyone from old college friends to random people I follow on Instagram posting about this place called Union Square Donuts in Somerville, MA. Everyone kept raving about how awesome this place was, so after about a year and a half of this, I finally made the trek over to their Somerville location. It was surprisingly easy for me to get over there, I just hopped on the 86 bus to a bit past Harvard Square. I met my friend Courtney there who just started a sugar detox, clearly I am a terrible friend for making someone who is cutting back on sugar go to a sugar-laden paradise. When we got there, a huge group had confiscated all of the tables for themselves, so we settled with getting drinks and trying to wait the group out. Our patience paid off, and after a short wait the group left. We were then free to order food, because we actually had a table in which to sit. This place had such a nice vibe, a super friendly staff who really seem to like what they do and a great product to produce. While there I tried their […]

Nutella cookies with sea salt

When I found this super simple recipe the other night, I just knew I had to make it. Just five ingredients: Nutella, flour, brown sugar, an egg, and kosher salt. The best part was that I had everything with the exception of Nutella. It’s always nice when you don’t have to buy additional things at the grocery store.   So let me show you the world’s easiest, tastiest Nutella cookie recipe: Nutella cookie recipe from Ambitious Kitchen blog. INGREDIENTS 1 cup nutella 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup flour + 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt for sprinkling   This was such an easy, quick cookie recipe to create. I definitely recommend it. The one downfall was the fact that it only makes a small batch of cookies, I would double the recipe if you have a few people eating these. The cookies were so good that my boyfriend Matt and I ended up eating all of them in just one night haha.          

Chorizo and Potato Tacos

A perk of living in Boston lately is the fact that you can always count on an impending snow storm about once a week. As a result of this you have to both utilize the ingredients that you have and think ahead to grab ingredients at the grocery store that you can use for more than one meal. Recently when Boston was dealing with yet another one of these snow storms, my boyfriend Matt found this easy, tasty recipe on Food & Wine’s website for Chorizo and Potato Tacos. We already had pretty much everything except for the chipotles in adobo and chorizo, so we just had to run out to the grocery store to grab those two things.   Food & Wine recipe here Ingredients that you need: 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes 1 1/2 pounds ground pork 1 tablespoon of kosher salt 1 tablespoon of minced garlic 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika 2 tablespoons of chopped chipotles in adobo 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, crumbled. 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar 1/4 cup of vegetable oil 12 corn tortillas, warmed. Tomato salsa, chopped white onion, cilantro and lime wedges, for serving   So you start by mashing up the chorizo.   […]

Spicy & Smoky Almonds, the NFL Playoffs Snack.

I will start off by saying, this recipe was originally made for my family as holiday treats. However, I got a bit busy in the last month with an exceeding large amount of traveling. This is the reason why I took a hiatus from my blogging here. Like most people, I was traveling a lot over the holidays. Add in two trips to Florida and a weekend trip to NYC and you have the reason I have been so absent in my blogging. Anyways, I loved this recipe so much that I thought about how I could repurpose it. It came to me this past weekend when I was watching the NFL playoff game between the Patriots and the Ravens (super happy the Patriots won by the way). While watching the game at House of Brews in NYC with my boyfriend, sister, and brother in law, we were doing the typical noshing on bar snacks and drinking beer. Later that afternoon I was feeling pretty full from the heavy snacks we had during the game. So I give you a simple snack that is both healthy and tasty that you could serve while watching the NFL playoff games coming up. Thanks to Popsugar for this […]