Ally Reads Books · Books + TV

Ally Reads The Girl from Everywhere

(Spoilers below for Heidi Heilig’s The Girl From Everywhere) Following the seemingly recent trend of popular books with “girl” in the title (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, Girl on the Train) is The Girl From Everywhere. The girl in this title refers to Nix, who lives on a ship that can travel anywhere… Continue reading Ally Reads The Girl from Everywhere

Ally Bakes Sweets · Food

Ally Bakes Everything Cookies

I love to try challenging and complex desserts, but more often than not, it’s the simpler desserts that people love.┬áThis particular cookie recipe has gotten rave reviews and requests from my friends, and over the years, I’ve managed to figure out the ideal ratio of ingredients. The cookies are chocked full of peanut butter, oatmeal,… Continue reading Ally Bakes Everything Cookies

Ally Eats Food · Ally Goes Places · Food · Travel

Ally Visits New Orleans (48 hour edition)

For my birthday weekend, my sister and I jetted off to New Orleans! Due to our crazy schedules, we only had 48 hours in the Big Easy. Despite that short amount of time, we managed to squeeze in so much amazing food, art, jazz, and history. Here is the list of the 24 things we… Continue reading Ally Visits New Orleans (48 hour edition)