I love cooking, and I love to learn and try out new recipes. I'm an avid Serious Eats readerrrr (:

  • Location: Rhode Island
  • Favorite foods: anything spicy, zesty, covered in chocolate, or on a pizza.

When Would You Ever Need 120 Totino's Pizza Rolls?

Try having a kid with Aspergers Syndrome that will mainly only eat pizza products. It doesnt last long.

Your favorite eggplant recipe?

I lovelovelove to cut my eggplant into medallions, drizzle a little bit of olive oil on them, sprinkle on some salt and thyme, then cook them on a sheet pan in the oven at 400 until theyrecooked through [:

Cook the Book: Cuba Libre Brownies

All i can say is yum.

French in a Flash: Sweet Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts with Thyme

This looks incredible.

Quiznos vs. Subway: Toasted Sub Showdown

@tomsteele, th subway near me definitely has provolone O.o

And I'm a subway gal any day.

Mixed Review: Archer Farms Caramel Monkey Bread from Target

I like making monkey bread homemade- but ill check this out.

Dairy Queen's Blizzard Turns 25

Ive personally never had DQ- I've never even seen one. Sounds yummy though (:

Rhode Island Showdown: Coffee Milk Taste Test

Coffee milk is amazing. Ive spent my whole life in Rhode Island- its a staple.

Is It Time to Take Vodka Seriously?

Heh. My best friend takes a package of skittles, puts them in a bottle of vodka, and lets it sit for a few days, shaking it each night. Comes out tasting just like skittles- and quite amazing


I 100% agree wish BananaMonkey... I mean; i shouldnt have said cold pizza is better, but its just as good in its own aspect.

Favorite dried fruits

BANANA CHIPS. Definitely. And dates... dates taste amazing coated with peanut butter and than dipped in poudered suger :o

its almost like a mini PB&J

Instead of _______ , I am on SE

Writing my english paper and doing laundry.

Cheeseburger Doritos: Ooh or Bleh?

I looooove the Tacos at midnight! Ill have to try the cheesburger ones. How would you describe the taste?

Playboy's Top 10 Pizzerias in the U.S.

I'm thrilled to see Rhode Island on the map! We have plenty of great restaurants and they rarely get showcased due to the miniscule size of our state. Haha.

Photo of the Day: American Breakfast

This is so cool :o

Where's the Love for Chestnuts?

I've only had them just plainly roasted... They don't have much flavor. I like the texture, though.

Attention Peeps Haters: You May Actually Like the New Chocolate-Covered Peeps

I love peeps I think I'd stick witht he orginals, but I'd love to try these!


@KtMc24- that sounds delicious o.o
@ProfessorChoas- Thank you, you're quite helpful(:

Thank you for the suggestions


Almost black, and not quite soft.

White Bean Dip

Mmmmmm. This looks delicious. Recipe?

Wow, my pizza delivery dude had his family w/ him in his truck

@Susquehanna, understandable. I admire your bluntness. (:

Ice Cream Addict.

Sounds like some awesome suggestions... Looks like I'm going to be busy this weekend (:

The Condiment Game

Oooooooooooooh o.o
I soooo should have said blue cheese dressing. The really chunky kind that comes in a jar and I can sit and eat the whole container with a spoon.

Stuffed shells

I usually jazz mine up with a little cheddar and parmesan.

Wow, my pizza delivery dude had his family w/ him in his truck

@Susquehanna, people tend to believe they are intimidating over the internet. It really isn't worth paying them mind, so I agree.

@olddad, that is an eloquent (and true) way of putting things.

The curious minds of children.

I was at my best friends house the other day and her 4 year old neice refuses to eat chocolate without sprinkling salt on it. Needless to say, I was amazed at the fact that she does so (although i like it that way myself).

My youngest sister refused to eat meat until she turned 7.

Do your children or any children you know have curious or surprising eating habits? If so, what are they?

Chipotle, my love.

I have (quite sadly) fallen in love with the Chipotle sauce at Subway. Sometimes i even go there just for it. Yum.

Anyone ever tried it before? What do you think about it?

And I will praise the person that can tell me how to make it, or something close to.


Some foods, like pizza or chinese food (general tso's) that you order taste a million times better the next day cold- straight out of the fridge. What are some foods you guys like best that are typically hot, but taste amazing cold the next morning?

Steak Preferences

Alright. Recently I went to dinner with a good friend of mine to an amazinggggg portuguese restaurant in the area. I decided to order a steak (which was somewhat comical, due to the fact that I was with a 6ft 4 bulky man eating a tiny salad).

I ordered mine rareeee. I mean, heated through but barely cooked at all. I like mine twitching ;)

This totally disgusted him (and don't worry, this wasn't a date. I could be as disgusting as I wished) because he eats his well done.

How do you guys like your steak?


Alright. I bought three avacados at the supermarket yesterday.. the thing is, i've never eaten one. I hear they are good and I've read a few suggestions about superbowl foods on here, bit I was wondering if you could recommend some good recipes.

Ice Cream Addict.

I love ice cream. It's an addiction... I'd love to make some at home, but I don't own an ice cream maker and I can't really afford to buy one right now, so please no links to buying one. I was just curious if you guys knew any alternative ways to make some yummy icy treats, short of snacking on a snow cone (:

Apple Cider.

Anybody know how to, or if you can, make it at home? I live in New England (RI) and its basically a staple, but it gets somewhat costly. I can get my hands on plenty of apples, i just don't know if it can be done.

mmmmmm. homemade apple sauce is pretty good too.

Frozen Puff Pastry Dough.

I've had a box of Puff Pastry Dough in my freezer for almost a year now, unopened. It's wrapped in plastic so I'm assuming it's still fine? Are there any good recipes that you know of that i can try? Anything is fine, but i try to lean towards the healthier recipes. The only fruit I can think of as unappealing is figs.

Cook the Book: Frito Pie

This one's kind of a tailgating classic, especially if served the original way—dumping chili directly into the Fritos bag, transforming the bag itself into the serving vessel. (Though I think "serving vessel" is a bit high-falutin' in this context.) And... More

Cakespy: Magic Cookie Bar Pie

Magic Cookie Bars are, as their name might imply, no ordinary treat. Starting with layer upon layer of unrelentingly rich layers of buttery graham cracker crumbs, toasted coconut, chocolate and butterscotch chips, and nuts, they get even better from a rich smothering in sweetened condensed milk. With all that awesome, some might argue that a small serving is best. But I disagree, and to prove it, I've created it in a deliciously thick pie form. More

Rhode Island Showdown: Coffee Milk Taste Test

Coffee milk is the state drink of Rhode Island. But so few consume it outside of this little state! After failing to explain the drink's importance to non-Rhode-Islanders, I decided it was time for a definitive answer. That's right—it was time for a taste test. I tried three brands of syrup side-by-side to find the yummiest: the two classics (Autocrat and Eclipse) and a newcomer (Morning Glory). More