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Greek Lamb Burger

While I was in New York, my boyfriend and good friend were very much into eating burgers. I wasn’t a huge fan of burgers (besides In ‘n Out of course), but when every menu in the city that consisted of…
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Pinspiration: Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! There’s nothing I love more than a tasty margarita or good Mexican food. Here are some pins I’ve been drooling over (literally)- these recipes look mouthwatering-good, but also simple enough to whip up tonight for…
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Grilled Peach + Kale Pesto Stacks

Albeit some can argue California undergoes Spring/Summer seasons year-round, I guess it took me weathering through an extremely freezing winter on the East Coast to genuinely appreciate it. And, what screams springtime better than fresh produce & grilling? I wanted…
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Blackberry Blintz Cake

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts – but it’s often far too decadent to indulge in often. This blackberry blintz cake does get that creaminess of a cheesecake, but is lightened-up when combined with a airy cake with citrus…
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Prosciutto + Swiss Savory Crepes

I love crepes. And, while I know that nutella and banana are a match made in heaven in the crepe world – prosciutto and swiss are the equivalent in the savory crepe sphere. The slight saltiness from the prosciutto pairs…
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Snapshots of my week

Gorgeous farmer’s market goodies: tri-colored radishes, fresh dill, sweet strawerries. Even though I only lived in New York City for 7 or so-odd-months, being back in SoCal has been quite a change – albeit nice and gradual. We decided to…
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Stuffed Acorn Squash

One of my favorite things about fall, especially living in the city, is walking by the corner deli storefronts that have outdoor displays of various pumpkins, gourds, and squash – which luckily happens on almost every block. Seeing these fall…
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Strawberry & Apricot Jam Filled Beignets

Beignets are known to be the predecessor of donuts, though all I can think of is my grandmother making sheet pans full of these “šišky“ back in Slovakia, as snacks to munch on in the afternoon as a little girl. I…
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Mother’s Day Springtime Brunch

The last couple years, I’ve found a way to personalize Mother’s Day for my mom. Instead of paying stuffy costs for an okay tasting pre-fixe mother’s day menu, hosting brunch at home is a fun way to spend a relaxing…
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Steak and Gorgonzola Salad

Sometimes I need to liven my weeknight dinners. I love to eat salads during the week because they are fast and simple to whip up, but lately I have been getting bored. To enliven my weeknight dinner, I swaped out…