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…

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…

Lainey K’s Vodka Sauce

Fun fact: My life has revolved around pizza since I was 10 years old I know what you’re thinking – “all of our lives around pizza since we were 10 years old” BUT really, my parents opened pizzerias (Stevo’s Pizza in Erie, PA – my dad’s name is not Steve, nor am I a drop…

Peanut Butter Crisp Fudge Bars

One time, one of my best friends tagged me in a tweet that said, “Pros of wearing all black: looks so badass Cons of wearing all black: everyone knows I had powdered donuts” And I relate to it on a very deep, rooted level. Why I bring this up, you may ask? Well, I was…

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…

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…

Frosted Animal Cracker Cookie Dough Bars

Personally, I am a cracker fiend. Saltines, Club, Ritz, Animal, you name it, I’ll eat it. But I do have a special place in my heart for frosted animal crackers. You know what I’m talking about…the bright pink and white misshapen ‘animals’ (more like delicious blobs, nonetheless) that are drowning in tiny, colorful sprinkles? I’m sure there…