Fire-roasted Corn Guacamole

Fire-roasted Corn Guacamole

This recipe grew out of the need to have Chili’s fire-roasted corn guacamole all the time! I begged my parents to take me to Chili’s every day so I could have their amazing guacamole, but tragically, they decided to discontinue this recipe. Luckily, I had eaten so much of it that I remembered all the […]

Airbnb: Harry Potter Edition

Airbnb: Harry Potter Edition

I don’t know if I would say I expected an owl-delivered letter from Hogwarts on my 11th birthday, but I was certainly disappointed when it didn’t come! I’ve always dreamed of running through the corridors and practicing magic spells with my wand. If you doubt that we actually dressed up to play Harry Potter in […]

A Half-Birthday Date

A Half-Birthday Date

I have the best boyfriend in the world (fight me), and I am constantly looking for new ideas of what to do for him! My roommate was telling me about what she did for her friend’s half-birthday, and I laughed so hard. She organized “half” activities (such as eating half a sandwich, watching half a movie, […]

4 Life Lessons from a 4-Leaf Clover

4 Life Lessons from a 4-Leaf Clover

I have a secret talent. You know that game 2 Truths and a Lie? One of my truths is the same every time: I can find 4-leaf clovers without trying. Yes, I realize that some people go their whole lives without ever finding one, but for me it was always so easy! I would just […]

Argentine Empanadas

Argentine Empanadas

So let me just start out by saying that Argentine empanadas are my favorite food from Argentina! They are so fun to make and even more fun to eat! There’s nothing like rolling the edges of the pastry to perfection. I’ve made them side by side with a 92-year-old woman from Argentina, and also with […]

Alfajores de Maicena: An Argentine Dessert

Alfajores de Maicena: An Argentine Dessert

This is a favorite dessert from Argentina! For those of you unfamiliar with South America, there are bakeries… everywhere. And the bread is so cheap! I could get a giant bag of freshly-made bread for about 50 cents. Those were the days for sure! But the secret the Argentine bakers never wanted you to know […]

Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream

So they tell you not to eat the yellow snow….(that’s some good advice right there!) But what about the other snow? I remember always playing in the snow with my siblings, building snowmen and forts, and making snow angels. However, there’s a lot less excitement for me now, especially because I was just hired on […]