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I grew up in Franklin Square, NY (aka Long Island) and attended Syracuse University where, in 2003, I received my BFA in Acting with a minor in Nintendo’s 1990 classic, Dr. Mario. My hobbies include playing the piano, cooking and baking, and then going to the gym to work off the calories. I currently live with my fiance` Jack and my dog, a gorgeous Australian Shepherd named Remy in New York City.

I began cooking in a tiny little kitchen in my apartment in New York. The apartment was a 400 square foot 1 bedroom in fifth floor walk-up. The kitchen was roughly 4'x6' (no joke) with an oven that burned anything after 10 minutes and stove burners that would sear the countertop because the flame would shoot out from under the pan -- if the flame even ignited in the first place. There were only two cabinets to for food so we had to keep our dinnerware in the living room and there was no counter space, so I did most of my prep work on a dresser in the living room (only one person could fit in the kitchen at a time). Some may call that absurd, I call it life in New York. As much as my fiance` will tell you otherwise, I secretly loved it.

I moved to Washington, DC in the summer of 2007 until the summer of 2009, where I was lucky enough to have had an enormous (by my standards) kitchen with counter space where both my boyfriend and I could stretch our arms (again, no joke. You couldn’t in my previous kitchen) and hone our culinary skills.

Now I am back in NYC, and thankfully, haven't forgotten what it was like to cook in a tiny (but not as tiny - I have an island!) kitchen yet again. Hopefully, you’ll come back and visit often. Your feedback is appreciated and you can contact me at sporkorfoon (at) gmail (dot) com.

All photographs and recipes are my original work unless I state otherwise. If you would like to use them for personal use, feel free to do so, but please cite me as the photographer/writer. Thanks!