Sarah Westendorf

SARAH WESTENDORF is 24 years old, lives in Pittsford, has a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Mount Holyoke College and writes a cooking blog, Dash and a Pinch (

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Andy Cook - Swiftwater Brewing Company - We at Swiftwater Brewing Company make beer and talk to beer-lovers about it.Andy Cook Owner / Swiftwater Brewing Company 378 Mount Hope Avenue 585-747-8478 Opened: January 14, 2015 Hours: Wednesday - Friday 4 PM - 11 PM, ... read more
Grilling Outside the Box - I’m sure I’m not the only one excited about the gorgeous, sunny days we’ve been having this summer, and my grill especially loves all the attention. It gets so lonely by itself in the corner of my garage, covered in ... read more
make your own pie crust - If you’ve never made your own pie, you’re missing out. And if you’ve made your own pie but used store-bought crust, shame on you! Making pie crust is actually fairly simple, and for this pie I’m ... read more
strawberry rhubarb pie - Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.To make the filling, you will need:2 cups sugar2/3 cup flour3 cups rhubarb, cut into small ½ inch chunks3 cups strawberries, cut into small ½ inch chunks1 tsp ground gingerStir together the ... read more
Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies - 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 1/3 ounces)1 cup regular oats1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt3/4 cup packed light brown sugar1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 large egg3/4 cup coarsely chopped dried strawberries1/3 cup premium white chocolate chips ... read more
Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade - 3 1/2 cups water1/2 pound rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)3/4 cup sugar, or to tasteTwo 3-inch strips of lemon zest removed with a vegetable peeler plus additional for garnish1/2 teaspoon vanilla2 cups sliced strawberries1 cup ... read more
Harbingers of Summer - As I sit at my computer, writing up this article, it’s currently rainy and dismal outside. I’m wearing fluffy slippers, a sweatshirt, and I have a space heater blasting on my hands to keep them from turning numb as I ... read more
It's The Thought That Counts - Chocolate Covered PretzelsIngredients:Pretzels of your choice (you might want to grab a couple different sizes/shapes to experiment) Chocolate melting wafers (available in the bulk section of the grocery store-get milk and whiteA variety of holiday themed sprinklesSet up a double ... read more