SOMETHING NEW: lemon butter scallops with broccoli and farfalle

[ RECIPE ] This meal was to. die. for. When I spotted the scallops in Trader Joes, I knew I had to have them. I’ve never made scallops before, but with the help of this recipe, I learned hoe simple it really was. Add in the much needed carbs (some farfalle) and a veggie (broccoli) and this was the perfect filling meal. Couldn’t ask for … Continue reading SOMETHING NEW: lemon butter scallops with broccoli and farfalle

SOMETHING NEW: snickerdoodle cookies

[ Snickerdoodle Cookies ] I think I’m beginning to like to bake. No, seriously. Sound the alarms. It’s not that I didn’t know how to bake before, I’ve just never wanted to try. And to celebrate my boyfriend passing the first CFA (!!!), I knew I wanted to surprise him with something a little sweet. One of my resolutions this year was to find new hobbies … Continue reading SOMETHING NEW: snickerdoodle cookies

SOMETHING FUN: celebrate appetizer-style

[ saltine toffee | roasted shrimp | cheese plate ] For New Years Eve, we celebrated by making lots of appetizers and drinking much too champagne. My mom had a little shinding at my family’s house and I made (and ate!) the food. A few days before, I crafted my cheese/charcuterie plate. I went to Trader Joe’s and sorted through their endless supplies of cheeses – I grabbed some brie, gouda, … Continue reading SOMETHING FUN: celebrate appetizer-style

SOMETHING NEW: cookies & cream cookies

[ Cookies & Cream Cookies ] My boyfriend has the biggest sweet tooth in the entire world. He’s always craving something whether it’s sour patch kids, Uno’s skillet cookie, or an entire package of Oreos. So when I came across this recipe, I knew I’d have to try out this Oreo creation. And let’s just say these bad boys did not fail to impress. Crushed Oreo flour … Continue reading SOMETHING NEW: cookies & cream cookies