Rhubarb Shortcakes

        I still had a little rhubarb left over from the buckle and need something to make with it.  One of my friends posted a pic of rhubarb shortcakes that looked pretty good, so I thought I’d try it.  I found a recipe that called for red wine (awesome), and got to…

Rhubarb Buckle

  We’re getting towards the end of rhubarb season, but luckily I was able to buy a few stalks before it left our stores.  I’ve never had a love affair with rhubarb, but I have a few friends who love it and I enjoy making things for them.  For the past couple of months I’ve…

Gingerbread Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Sleepover post: part two.  My son’s friend stayed over all day (which was fine), but once again I only bought groceries for one breakfast, not two.  Sometimes I think I still behave as if I’m still in NYC going to the bodega everyday.  Well this time, I wasn’t going to run out to the store. …

Maple Bacon Glazed Donuts

My son had a friend sleepover and I took them to see Godzilla.  It was hilarious!  I don’t think it was the films’ intention to be hilarious, but my son, his friend, the audience and I laughed for at least half of the film.  The special effects were great by the way.  While we were…

Snickers Squares

Bless this mess.  That should be the name of this recipe.  I spent the weekend cleaning out the fridge and freezer and came across a container of nougat and caramel that I used a couple of weeks ago for my Payday cake and thought I’d try to make a homemade snickers squares with it. Have…

Bacon Crack

I have to be honest. I’m not very good a creating my own recipes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said “I wish I thought of that!”. This was one of those times. I love bacon. Like, a lot. If bacon were actually healthy, I’d eat it every day. When I saw this…

Old Recipes

One of my favorite people in the office just turned 90 years old the other day.  We had a party at the office in her honor.  She’s like my office “bff”.  Her office is just outside of where I sit, so we tend to chat a lot.  I call her my office “best friend forever”…

Sopapillas

While I was sifting through Cinco de Mayo dessert recipes (settling on the tres leches), I found this one for Sopapillas, and set it aside for a rainy day.  Usually when I save something for a rainy day, it gets stuffed away in a drawer, book etc, and doesn’t see the light of day again…

Tres Leches Cake

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I decided to make a tres leches cake……a boozy, tres leches cake.  I usually make churros and hot chocolate, but I was in the mood for something I’ve never made before.  I didn’t realize it, but tres leches is really like an angel food cake soaked with milk (tres…

Momofuku Milk Bar’s Corn Cookie

For a while now, I’ve had a hankering for cornmeal cookie with blueberries.  I made a blueberry pie with a cornmeal crust a while back and once had cornmeal blueberry pancakes, so I thought it would be interesting to try it in cookie form.  I started perusing the web for recipe ideas, when I came…