28 Years Around the Sun

Hello! Today is my birthday and I’m OFFICIALLY “late twenties” which is wild and insane and I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I graduated high school and 6 since I graduated college and I’m currently in the midst of not knowing where I am in life or what exactly I want to do…

The Citrus Shore

Is what I’m naming this cocktail – now if only I could come up with a great name for the podcast I still haven’t started. Welcome back and get ready cause if you’ve got a love for gin like I do, I’ve got a simple, albeit quirky?, cocktail for ya. Grab your shaker and the…

Rum-Soaked Golden Raisin and Walnut Knots

Last month I spent a solid, good two consecutive weeks being Chef Viviana, plumping myself and my family up with sugary carb foods like what I’m about to share today, and enjoying the start of a new year in a relatively relaxed environment, on the precipice of starting Marie Kondo’s decluttering KonMari method in my…

A Very Romanian Christmas

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Wishing you all a wonderful day full of love, laughter, mimosas, and delicious food. Yesterday, I spent the vast majority of the day baking pastries for Christmas and I used my own website for a couple recipes. However, I noticed that I somehow never shared the recipe I…

A Cozy Gnocchi Soup for Rainy Days

Hey fam. It’s a windy, rainy day today and I have the weekend off, so I was feeling the cooking fire under my butt this morning and I made brunch (bacon, eggs, and cheese bites) and lunch/dinner – a gnocchi soup that’s so good, my friend Betsy has even made it. And the only reason…