The Best, Bluest Blueberry Muffins

Whenever my parents would go to Sam’s Club, I would tag along knowing that amid the dauntingly gigantic aisles and bulk items made for a Brobdingnag (Gulliver’s Travels, anyone?), I would get to pick out one of my favorite treats: half a dozen jumbo blueberry muffins. You know EXACTLY which ones I’m talking about, right? The oversized, sugary muffins filled with tiny little blueberries? They were … Continue reading The Best, Bluest Blueberry Muffins

Biteheist Online Ordering: Small Business and Beyond

First and foremost, I must share that this post is entirely my own opinion and is an honest representation of my experience with Biteheist. As I’ve mentioned in many posts and proudly share with you all, I grew up in the restaurant industry. My dad, Sergey, (who also doubles as an incredible role model, supporter, and best friend), has been opening restaurants in my hometown … Continue reading Biteheist Online Ordering: Small Business and Beyond

Happy 2nd birthday And A Chocolate Drizzle!

Happy birthday to And A Chocolate Drizzle! 🎉🎉🎉☺️ You guys. How UNREAL is this!? I have had a love for baking and food ever since I was young, and after much encouragement from family and friends, I decided to channel that love into a new venture – this account (and eventually, I never imagined that so many people would want to be a part … Continue reading Happy 2nd birthday And A Chocolate Drizzle!

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand” – words of wisdom to abide by, doughn’t you think? My little brother loves chocolate chip cookies – probably more than brownies…which is saying something. He especially likes when they’re just warmed up (can you blame the kid??) so when he was younger he would toss his cookies into the microwave and as the beeper dotted away, … Continue reading Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Extra Fudgey Chocolate Brownies

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of chocolate. Specifically, I’m a big fan of chocolate treats when they’re warm, just out of the oven, and more often than not, topped with a scoop (or two) of ice cream. You know those ridiculous molten chocolate lava cakes servers will subtly push for you to get after you finish away a meal big enough to … Continue reading Extra Fudgey Chocolate Brownies

A ravioli by any other name

What’s the difference between a pierogi and ravioli? You’re expecting a joke or a pun, aren’t you? Well surprise, you’re gonna get a fun fact instead – the only difference is geography. Pierogis, ravioli, manti, dumplings, and more, are all filled pastas (fillings dependent on the culture) from different countries (And yes, I did spend a solid chunk of my night reading about the varieties … Continue reading A ravioli by any other name

How can I espresso my love for Tiramisu

If there’s something I love more than I most normal people, it’s food anthropology. I love learning about the origins of food, the traditions behind it, and the authenticity tied to it. That being said, I took a course a few years ago titled “Food for Thought” that explored the changes in Italian food through its history and culture, and it wound up being one … Continue reading How can I espresso my love for Tiramisu