Somehow we managed to skip right over the holiday season, and it basically feels like January in NYC right now. No snow, just bitter cold with a wind that cuts right through you. No joke, I think that the windows in our teeny NYC apartment are made of tissue paper. On a regular day with the windows closed, I can actually hear people talking outside in the courtyard while I am sitting in my kitchen. Right now, as I sit here… Read more »

I was walking home from yoga the other day and I noticed a huge crate in front of the grocery store filled with squash for only $.68 a pound! I think that this is currently the most affordable thing in NYC! At that point I also realized that I have never cooked with butternut squash, so I scooped one up and decided to make some soup with it. I roasted it similarly to the way that I would roast a… Read more »

We just got back from our Thailand trip and I can’t wait to share all of our adventures with you! Right now I am recovering from a severe case of jet lag, sorting though a ton of photos and digging my way through a mountain of laundry. While I work on getting myself out of this travel fog, I thought that I would share a This & That Thursday list of the things that I am obsessing over right now. I hope… Read more »

 Happy Halloween Everyone!!! Halloween is probably one of my most favorite times of year. I would wear a costume everyday if I could, or at least some type of headband with a unicorn horn or kitty ears on it. I am always looking for an excuse to dress up in costume and eat gummi bears, and on this holiday it is more than acceptable! I also love the crispness that you start to feel in the air, the boots and fluffy sweaters,… Read more »

Over Columbus Day weekend, Derika and I decided to hit the road and head to Vermont to see the fall color change and to check off another northeast state from our list. We got lucky, and the leaves cooperated that weekend so our trip was filled with tons of leaf peeping, tiny town exploring and cheese! Not a bad combo, if I do say so myself. We did not have much of a plan before we set off. I booked… Read more »

I can’t believe it, but my Glitter Spice blog is turning 2 years old today! Time goes by so fast when you are doing something that you love. Thanks to everyone for your support and feedback, and for visiting my small space on the interwebs. To celebrate I am going to start a new themed blog post called This & That Thursdays. My hope is that at least twice a month, I will share with you a handful of things that… Read more »

It is spaghetti squash season and I couldn’t be more excited! Spaghetti Squash is so versatile and goes great in Italian and Thai dishes. I was in the mood for Italian so I decided to whip up my Baked Spaghetti Squash dish. I tried to pick out the smallest spaghetti squash that I could find, since there wasn’t a price on any of them and I was only cooking for two. I got up to the register and even though the… Read more »

Fall has arrived in NYC and Derika and I have been traveling every weekend that we have a free minute. We want to squeeze every last ounce out of the nice weather that we have been having, and we are trying to check a few more states off of our bucket list. Between checking out all of the great things in and around NYC and hosting houseguests, we have pretty much been going nonstop. All of it has been so much fun and I would not change… Read more »

Over Labor Day weekend Derika and I took a small road trip up to Maine, since it is one of the few states that she still has to check off her list before she has been to all 50. Next up is Vermont for a fall color change trip, and then we will have to figure out how to get her to South Dakota to check the last state off of her list! I didn’t know much about Maine before… Read more »

  Dear sweet sweet mac n’ cheese how I love you so.  Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite foods and guilty pleasures. I have loved it since my mom use to make it for me with cheese whiz and celery way back in the day. Over the years my mac n’ cheese recipe has been constantly evolving, and it has become a bit more gourmet…but it still has the celery in it in honor of my mom. I… Read more »