My favorites

Guilty Pleasures


Poached eggs are a simple breakfast food I enjoy. It is low calorie and very filling. I enjoy having them after workouts, because they are good protein, high in potassium, and have heathy fats. I have it on a whole wheat English muffin with cooked baby spinach and Parmesan cheese. 


Heat the water: Add enough water to come 1 inch up the side of a narrow, deep 2-quart saucier. Add 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 2 teaspoons white vinegar and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Meanwhile, crack 1 very fresh cold large egg into a custard cup or small ramekin. Use the handle of a spatula or spoon to quickly stir the water in one direction until it's all smoothly spinning around.

*TIP: Use this whirlpool method when poaching a single serving (one or two eggs). For bigger batches, heat the water, salt and vinegar in a 12-inch nonstick skillet and do not stir.

Add the egg: Carefully drop the egg into the center of the whirlpool. The swirling water will help prevent the white from "feathering," or spreading out in the pan.

Let it poach: Turn off the heat, cover the pan and set your timer for 5 minutes. Don't peek, poke, stir or accost the egg in any way.

Lift it out: Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and serve immediately. Alternatively, move the egg to an ice bath and refrigerate up to 8 hours. Reheat in warm water just before serving.






This is one of my all-time favorite summer meals. When I was a young girl I hated lobster and I thought it was too chewy. However this was false, and I decided to try it again. This time I was at a restaurant in Kennebunkport, Maine, and this time I had totally mature taste buds, and I fell in love with lobster. I have a new tradition to cook lobster in the summer time when it’s juicy and delicious. I enjoy eating lobster on a hamburger bun with lemon, and butter.  We now buy the lobster meat that is freshly pulled from cooked fresh lobster.  Lobster is something I could eat any day when it’s fresh.

1.      Buy or cook your Lobster meat
2.      Cut a Hamburger in half
3.      Then toast the bun
4.    Get a knife and spread some unsalted butter on the bun
5.      Next add the lobster meat onto your bun
6.      Then squeeze some fresh lemon on top
7.      FINALLY eat this delicious lobster



My everlasting favorite cake is Hershey's Black Magic cake. A tradition we have had in my family since I was little was to make this as a birthday cake. I would describe this cake as chocolatey goodness.

We make it with two layers and, use circular pans. This cake is simple to cook and doesn’t take much time to make.  I make it with my sister Bridget and we work as a team.

I mix the dry ingredients while she does the wet, and we combine them all into the mixtures. Next, we put it in the oven and wait impatiently. Bridget’s specialty is frosting as you can see in the photo to your left, and we work well and efficiently.

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