About Me

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
I love gerbera daisies. 20something laid back gal with an Irish-Catholic background and a thirst for beer and whiskey. Above are the Irish rioting in Philly, I aim to do my best to uphold the tradition. This is the story of my Philadelphia takeover.


Moving On Out

Some of you may have noticed the trend in writing recently...I'm turning into a foodie. With that in mind I decided it was time to take up writing about my creations and learnings in a more appropriate setting. Welcome This Little Piggy Went to Market. I am starting to phase out the online "diary" style writing and phase in the online "things I'm really into" style writing so if I get some inspiration in places other than food you'll find it here but otherwise this blogspace will be pretty sparse due to my exciting explorations in food that can be found in my new online writing place.
I hope you enjoy my food findings as much as I do!


Off the Wagon

Sometimes you fall off the wagon HARD and sometimes you just tumble off lightly.
Tonight my sweet tooth was outta control and after eating probably 15 Hershey Kisses at work I was more than off my healthy eating wagon. (Sorry upcoming triahtlon, I just couldn't help myself).

It's late, I'm staying up for no particular reason watching Alfred Hitchcock movies and episodes of The Iron Chef and I'm still noshin for s'more sweet goodness. I held off the urge for a good while but I'm losing this battle.

So, I just ran into the kitchen and whipped up a little bit of spur the moment fly by the seat of yet pants goodness. Sometimes it's worth following the urges for the awesome creations that are bound to come from them!
So here it is, a McKenna original:

-Almost Apple Crisp-

Slice up 1 large Granny Smith Apple
Place in a medium frypan with 3 Tbs of butter
Add about 1 tsp fresh chopped ginger
About 4 Tbs sugar
About 1 Tbs flour
The juice of 1/4 of a lime
About 3 tsps cinnamon
About 1/4 tsp cumin

Let apples carmelize over medium heat for about 4 minutes or until the apples are softened

Spoon this over some Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt and top with Grape Nuts and a little bit of honey.

Seriously, a great combo of healthy things made into a totally unhealthy but super delish sweet dish.