Tashay Gonzalez

Relatively Simple No-Boil Lasagna!

Relatively Simple No-Boil Lasagna!

The fact that my family and I have a deep love for Italian food may seem a little odd, given that we are Puerto Rican and have never traveled outside of our island and the United States. My exposure to good pizza, lasagna, good mozzarella and other delicacies have come through the blessing of having extended family […]

15 Minute Review: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

15 Minute Review: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Like the title explains, this is a  review of the book “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith after a fifteen minute reading. Sometimes the first fifteen minutes of reading a book is enough to reveal whether or not the purchase was a mistake. I’ll choose various books at random and present first impressions in a hopefully useful way. […]

Stuffing Tomatoes: Trust Me, It’s Easier Than You Think!!

It’s taken me a while to truly understand how great a tomato can be. For years, I was convinced that there was no grosser dish than the red food with identity issues (Fruit? Vegetable? So confusing…) It took a tasty BLT by my best friend to make me realize that tomatoes shouldn’t just be relegated […]

Make Your Own: S’Mac Style Cheeseburger Macaroni

I recently visited a small New York staple (if you happen to be around the 14th street area) to purchase some comfort food I could indulge in. Not being someone to care about calories when it comes to comfort food, I wanted to eat some ooey gooey Cheeseburger Macaroni by the spoonful and I wanted […]

Everyone Loves a Bundt Cake!

I woke up a few days ago and thought: Bundt Cake! Then I wondered why I thought Bundt cake in the first place, but quickly got over it once I realized that a class activity was bringing with it the opportunity to bake something and that’s always a good thing. So, with this in mind, […]

Lemon Bars You Say?

Lemon bars always fascinated me while I was growing up. It’s not that I believed the combination of lemons, flour and sugar could magically transport me to a 60s era, where children were allowed to play out in the street with no supervision and families could go to bed with their doors unlocked. It’s more […]