Celebrating National Pasta Day with homemade pasta!

Celebrating National Pasta Day with homemade pasta!

October 17, 2012  |  Eats  |  1 Comment

Our class started with a glass of sparkling rose and a thorough hand washing. She then passed around some dough that had already been resting in the fridge for about 30 minutes (awesome pasta requires rest time). We did it up like a cooking show - we made some pasta dough on our own, but used the one that had been resting to put together our farfalle and ravioli.

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September Foodie Penpals!

September Foodie Penpals!

October 16, 2012  |  Eats, Foodie Pen Pals  |  No Comments

I seriously can't believe that October is, well, here. Okay, more than here. It's halfway over! Where did Summer go? Anyway, on to the good stuff - this month's foodie penpal was all kinds of amazing. I had the box delivered to the office this month, since our new place is sans doorman and I didn't want to risk someone taking my food! Hehehe. The coworkers got pretty excited - and I promised to share (a little).

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August Foodie Pen Pals: Chitown!

August Foodie Pen Pals: Chitown!

September 6, 2012  |  Eats  |  4 Comments

Nothing like moving to assist in epic memory loss. I meant to write this up WAY earlier, then procrastinated, and now here I am, September 5th. :/ This month, I got paired up with two awesome guys and a whole lot of irony. I found out that the person I was assigned to send goodies to is planning on visiting my hometown (Hawaii), and the person that was assigned as my foodie pen pal is coming (or actually, at this point, already came) to NYC! :D

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July Foodie Pen Pals!

July Foodie Pen Pals!

July 31, 2012  |  Eats  |  4 Comments

Happy Tuesday! I can barely believe it's the end of July. August? Really!? I think I went into shock this morning when I came to the realization that my marathon training sort of needs to start this month...and by this month I mean this week! With that being said, the end of July also brings about reveal day for Foodie Pen Pals!

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Pi day and an Instructables (or two)

Pi day and an Instructables (or two)

March 20, 2012  |  Recipes, Sweets  |  2 Comments

While I've still been baking (quite a bit, actually) and definitely eating (my clothes are crying when I squeeze into them), I've been completely unmotivated to blog these past few months. I would start a post, then get side tracked and forget about it. Or I would sit there trying to come up with something witty and fun to say, only to type out short snippets that I didn't think were worth posting.

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I finally got it right! - Banana Bread

I finally got it right! – Banana Bread

December 22, 2011  |  Eats, Recipes  |  2 Comments

So...the very first time I made banana bread, it turned out something like...bread pudding. I was missing some (key) ingredients. Like eggs. So I did a quick google search that told me that I could substitute eggs with a very ripe banana. Which probably would've work out fine, had I not already been adding three bananas in.

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Getting our Japanese Fix at Mitsuwa in New Jersey

December 16, 2011  |  Eats, Updates  |  No Comments

One of the biggest changes I've had to deal with since moving from Hawaii to New York City is a simple one: grocery shopping.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Rolls

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Rolls

December 9, 2011  |  Recipes, Sweets  |  1 Comment

Dear Morning people: I hate you.

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Copy cat-ing Buca's pasta

Copy cat-ing Buca’s pasta

December 6, 2011  |  Eats, Recipes  |  No Comments

Back in Hawaii, we LOVED Buca's. Not because they had the best pasta ever, or because the bread was flaky and buttery, or even because they offered a $10 off a $20 purchase coupon.

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Practice makes perfect, especially with these!

Practice makes perfect, especially with these!

December 4, 2011  |  Recipes, Sweets  |  2 Comments

It's amazing how easy it is to rely on technology. Our oven back home, for instance, was electric. It had the spiffy digital temperature reading and magically baked everything the way I wanted it to.

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