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.   […]

Chocolate chips and chocolate

One of my boyfriend’s favorite cookies is the chocolate chip. I feel like I am always scouring recipes to find the ultimate chocolate chip recipe. I was shopping at Whole Foods when I saw the Ghirardelli chocolate chips. Now I grew up making brownies from the Ghirardelli brownie mix that my mom used to buy at Costco, and those were absolutely amazing. So long story short, on the back of the Ghirardelli chocolate chips is their cookie recipe. I decided why not try it out, and turns out it was one of the best cookies my boyfriend thinks I have made thus far. Recipe here.           Also, one of the best buys I have made in the realm of food are Peanut Butter Bites from Crate and Barrel. Link here. These chocolates are amazing, dark chocolate and covered in sea salt. Pretty much all I could ever want from a chocolate because it has all of my favorite things. This is a great hostess gift to give for the holidays.