Category Archives: Snacks

“One of the smartest things you can do on ‘Chopped’ is to take one of those ingredients and make a pickle out of it, because almost every dish benefits from that. I’m feeling like those intuitions are becoming more natural.” – Ted Allen

Hey there – hope all is well! I’ve definitely been enjoying my summer and I hope you have too!  Wedding plans are coming along well.  The ceremony is going to be at St. Thomas More Church where Siena Catholic Academy … Continue reading

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“Strawberry swisha sweets with my aston flying, bumping, Slim Dunkin trying to live this life of mine.” – Rick Ross

Hey, everybody!  Long time, no see! I guess I haven’t had an entry since January!  Wow, has it really been that long?  There’s just been a lot of stupid, unnecessary sh-t going on and I haven’t been able to muster … Continue reading

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“I have more healthy cravings than my normal eating habits, like I crave fruit and cold things like smoothies.” – Kourtney Kardashian

Hi everybody! I should be doing my recipe nutritional analysis for my healthy cooking class but I’ve already worked on it plenty this weekend and, well, I’m sick of it haha.  I have my baking lab practical tomorrow which I … Continue reading

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“I go ‘I just want a cup of black coffee.’ She goes ‘Do you want to try a biscotti? They’re from Italy and they’re considered a delicacy.’ Have you ever eaten one of these things? It tastes like a burned cookie. Where I’m from, that’s considered a mistake.” – Bill Engvall

That quote made me laugh out loud – maybe it’s because I’m Italian and about to marry into an even more Italian family.  All jokes aside, a chocolate dipped hazelnut biscotti is actually one of my favorite cookies.  They only … Continue reading

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Happy Halloweenier!

I want to start off this post by saying how grateful I am to live in Rochester, NY; especially after Hurricane Sandy.  Nothing like this in the history of New York City/New Jersey/Brooklyn, etc. has something like this happened, it … Continue reading

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“It probably goes without saying that I enjoy the potato pancakes, delicious hams and so forth that maddeningly turn up at this time of year.” -Fred Melamed

Hi there! School has been SO MUCH FUN!  This is the first semester I can actually say I love all of my professors and the Chefs.  I think what I like most about culinary school is what one of my … Continue reading

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“But hummus. When did that happen?…but there’s a restaurant down the road that that’s all they do. That is isn’t a proper meal, that’s a side-order innit? That’s like having a restaurant just floggin’ tomato ketchup. Hummus isn’t a meal. They don’t even try and kid ya to get you in to flog you just hummus, they actually say “Oh it’s hummus today.” Not gonna work, they shut down within a month.” -Karl Pilkington from Ricky Gervais’s Podcast: Season 2 Episode 3

Surprise post!  HI!!!!! I know that quote is really long but have you ever seen An Idiot Abroad or Ricky Gervais‘s Podcast with Karl Pilkington? Oh my gosh these shows are so freaking hilarious.  It’s not really something I can … Continue reading

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“Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb, Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum…” – Robert Frost

Hi there!  How have you been? I recently have taken up hula-hooping and boy, is it hard.  But it is such a good ab and back workout that it is so worth all the practice!  After a month of practice, … Continue reading

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“Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.” – William Butler

Hi there! I am sorry it has taken me so long to write my next entry, I’ve been busy with errands and job searching! On the other hand, I recently got engaged =) !!!!! I have been dating my fiancee … Continue reading

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