Flourless Chewy Chocolate Cookie Cake Recipe – An Ode to Eve

I like versatility. You know, like casual sneakers you can also wear to the gym, tote bags that double as purses (I HATE wearing purses), and cookies that also double as cake. No joke on that last one. I came up with the idea for this recipe after tearing through a flourless fudge cookie at Atlas Eats. Chewy, and full of nutty chocolatey goodness, they … Continue reading Flourless Chewy Chocolate Cookie Cake Recipe – An Ode to Eve

Kitchen magic: how an olive oil cake landed me my first internship in LA

What feels like a lifetime ago, I was an aspiring plus sized model visiting Los Angeles. It was spring of 2013, and I had just wrapped my first-ever professional photo shoot for a new makeup line. I fell in love with Los Angeles at first sight. Creatives aren’t ashamed of their ambitions in LA; they embrace the hustle. Friendships are also built-in networking allies, and … Continue reading Kitchen magic: how an olive oil cake landed me my first internship in LA

An Evening with Chef Liliana Kneuer

The only thing I love more than being in my kitchen is getting swept up in the magic of someone else’s cooking experience. A few months ago, I got to watch Chef Liliana Kneuer make magic in her beautiful kitchen in Victor. This article was originally featured in the April edition of RWO. Photography by Brandon Vick. When I found myself sopping up the jewel-toned, spicy … Continue reading An Evening with Chef Liliana Kneuer

The only pie dough recipe you’ll ever need

  Perhaps it was a mix of societal messaging and my own impatience, but I always shrugged math and science off as subjects that didn’t concern me. Numbers made me sweat. Not for a lack of effort, I had to take behavioral stats TWICE in college and only got a C- on my second laborious go around. I approached math classes with a mix of … Continue reading The only pie dough recipe you’ll ever need

New York Kitchen: a look inside the reimagined NYWCC

Since 2006, the New York Wine and Culinary Center (NYWCC) has made it their onus to proliferate the creativity and innovation of the New York wine, spirit and culinary arts scene. Rob Sands, Constellation Brands CEO, started the NYWCC to carry on his late fathers’ vision: to give the New York wine and agricultural scene the representation it deserved. For food producers and enthusiastic eaters … Continue reading New York Kitchen: a look inside the reimagined NYWCC

Blueberry Pie Bars with Pecan Crumble [RECIPE]

I’ve been eating a lot of blueberries lately. I love how they stain my tongue and teeth and always taste good – even when they’re a bit sour or drooping and wrinkled with overripeness. And while I don’t necessarily believe that I have synesthesia, it’s one of the only foods out there that tastes blue to me. Pure, wholesome, blue. I spent the last week of March … Continue reading Blueberry Pie Bars with Pecan Crumble [RECIPE]

How to cook a pork chop: love, smoke & other musings

Sometimes I like to cook, and sometimes I like to wax poetic about cooking. If you’ve followed me for long enough, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a whirlwind in the kitchen. More often than not, things get a little wacky in my small studio kitchen. I revel in the mistakes, the absurdity and magic of a recipe. A few months back, Nathan and … Continue reading How to cook a pork chop: love, smoke & other musings

Carrot Leek Soup with Thyme & Crispy Bacon [RECIPE]

Last Friday was September 22, the day that my inner spooky gal finally comes out of hiding. Guys, here’s the thing: I love fall. I was born in November. Every birthday party I had as a child was Halloween-themed. I spent almost a decade of my young life convinced I was a witch (I patiently awaited a letter from Hogwarts that never came) and in … Continue reading Carrot Leek Soup with Thyme & Crispy Bacon [RECIPE]

Peach & Basil Pizza with Homemade Balsamic Glaze [RECIPE]

I love this time of year. As summer bleats out its last warm days, broken up by intermittent exclamations of the crisper climate to come, some of the best seasonal produce starts making its way to the Rochester Public Market. As I traipsed through the bustling crowd yesterday, I couldn’t help but feel the magic of fall and its bounty tickling my heels with every … Continue reading Peach & Basil Pizza with Homemade Balsamic Glaze [RECIPE]