• June 23
    Summer Ice Cream!
    Summer + Ice Cream = Happiness.  It's elementary. I'm exuding happiness at this very moment my friends.  I visited the orthopedic doc yesterday, and the broken ankle isn't as bad as we initially thought.  All it needs is a brace,...
  • Four Awesome Summer Cocktails
    June 22
    Four Great Summer Cocktails
    It's the first week of summer vacation, and I've managed to fracture my ankle.  It somehow seems fitting that I sustained the injury while entertaining.  Seriously.  The ankle rolled and popped quite spectacularly while I was simply walking down...
  • May 28
    Souffléd Manchego, Pancetta, and Carmelized Onion Quiche
    Let's talk quiche, my friends. I felt the need to whip up some sunny comfort food to welcome the holiday weekend.  It's been a rough week. (No worries, all better now, mostly.  It's the weekend.)  As my idea of comfort...
  • May 23
    Awesome Summer Reading Lists of 2016
    Ever since I was a small child, obsessed with Little House on the Prairie and A Wrinkle in Time, summer has meant having the time to read my way through a towering stack of wonderful books. Now that I'm (mostly)...
  • May 19
    Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Please know, I understand the blogosphere likely doesn't need another chocolate chip cookie recipe.  But my friends need this one.  They've been pestering me for quite some time.  You might need it too. Over the past few years I've turned...
  • May 16
    Dulce de Leche Magic Cookie Bars
    I have guilt about a lot of things.  Some are rational, many are not.  I'm Catholic, you see... I've come to understand guilt is just part of the way I'm wired. One of the items at the top of the...
  • May 14
    Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter, Golden Raisins and Toasted Hazelnuts
    After years of playing the understudy, it seems cauliflower is having it's turn in the spotlight.  Doesn't it seem that everyone is crushing on cauliflower at the moment? And for good reason. I've always loved the crunchy cruciferous wonder but only...
  • Smore pie
    May 9
    S'more Meringue Pie
    This pie.  Isn't it gorgeous? Let me be perfectly honest. I didn't make it myself.  But I want to.  And I suspect you do too. I promise, it's easier to make than it looks. While I love to cook and bake and...