Sweetie Pie, Don’t Go Baking My Heart…

You know what is literally breaking Bex’s heart right now though? The fact that it is -17 degrees in Canton, NY. No, I have not stepped outside today and yes, I am still in my pajamas. I am currently debating whether I want to face the eyelash-freezing, eyeball-burning, nostril-hair-icicle-forming, nose-reddening frigid air that is gusting outside…

Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

When home in Rochester, NY, I am used to waking up on Saturday mornings to the smell of sweet waffles or pancakes cooking downstairs in the kitchen (courtesy of Mama Doser). It had been a while since I had some delicious pancakes so my good ‘ol friend Greta came over yesterday for these vanilla cinnamon pancakes…

(Open) Face (sandwich) your fears of this blizzard!

To Brunch tuu brən(t)SH/ Verb brunch ‎(third-person singular simple present brunches, present participle brunching, simple past and past participle brunched) To engage in eating an eloquent blend of breakfast and lunch, which is indulged in later than breakfast and earlier than lunch. You know what is just grand, my friends? Having four days out of…

Lettuce pray that this quesadilla makes it out o-live…

Crazy to think that as I write this, I am approaching my last semester of college at St. Lawrence. Feels like I just graduated from high school to be quite honest. Time sure does fly by quickly. I am excited to be back at the North Pole for the next five months and enjoy my last college…

You (peanut) butter watch out….

Nothing tops a mean pb&j on toasted homestyle wheat bread. Mmmm, melty peanut butter overflowing only a scarce amount of strawberry jam making for a solid 2-1 ratio of PB to J (because you’re weird if you like more jelly than peanut butter…I mean, common sense right there). Craving those toasted pb&j late night sandwiches that I…

These chocolate mocha protein pancakes are the whey to go…

You wake up with a sweet tooth feeling like, “Damn….I could probably shove 3 donuts to the face right now” but then you realize that you would likely hate yourself for doing so. Thus, instead, you decide to whip up a whopping stack of Chocolate Mocha Protein Pancakes because the fact that “protein” is in the…

Bex’s Best of 2015!

Hard to believe that the year is coming to an end. 2015 was one to remember for many reasons – 8 months spent in D.C. for the first half of the year left me with countless memories, professional experiences that have opened many doors for the future, new friendships, and a few more pounds along the way…

I’m still thanking Cheesus for this breakfast melt….

59°F and sunny…sounds like a perfect summer day…I mean, Christmas Eve morning?! Despite the sad lack of snow here in Rochester, NY, the house still smelled of Christmas this holiday season. Cookies upon cookies and the traditional cooking of Ukrainian pirogies and paska by Mom and Grandma helped keep my Christmas spirits alive (and my…

Gingerbread, Gingerbread, Gingerbread Cake…

Mmm, the flavors of the season! From peppermint to eggnog to gingerbread…how can one even choose. My roommate Abbey definitely knows me all too well. A Williams-Sonoma pull-apart snowflake cake pan with gingerbread spice quick bread mix for this year’s Christmas present?! Well done, Ab. Well done. With an addition of some chocolate chips and icing,…

Stop wine-ing about your finals…

Last day of my senior fall semester?! Where has the time gone, folks….seriously. It’s a pretty bittersweet year to say the least and I am definitely trying to make the most of all my last college moments. I mean what says “COLLEGE” more than mulled wine, pajamas, popcorn and watching “White Christmas” with your roommate Vic?!…

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas (Cookie)…

But seriously… it would actually be nice if there was snow on the ground right now, Mother Earth. 20 days until Christmas and Bex is just not feeling the spirit quite yet hence why my roommates and I are finally going to get our Christmas tree tomorrow accompanied by some eggnog icecream at good ‘ol Stewarts. …

Time to Un-Wine(d) & Dine at this Top Restaurant in Rochester, NY

Do not let the location of this restaurant fool you. Set on the corner of a building along Monroe Ave in Rochester, NY, Avvino is simply jaw-dropping the second you walk in. Dim the lights, light the candles, cue the endless wall of wine bottles and prepare yourself for the best night out in Rochester that you have had…