Friday Things

  Happy Halloween!! I know it’s Friday, but today it feels like “throw back Thursday”. I came across pics of halloween cupcakes I made when I lived in Chicago. A friend of mine helped me make batches of halloween cupcakes for my son’s school halloween party. The pics aren’t that great, but the cupcakes were…

Apple Pie Biscuits

  It’s fall and that can only mean one thing…it’s apple-picking season! Ok, well really it’s apple-picking season for most of my friends. I was actually going to go with my son and a few friends while we were in NYC, but never had the chance. Most of my friends in DC however went and…

Black & White Cake

One of my favorite things to do when I go to my parents house in Detroit (other than eating coney island hot dogs) is going to my favorite used bookstore, John K King Used & Rare Books. When you walk in the door, you can smell nothing but old musty books. I love it! It’s…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  My son has been home sick for the past couple of days with a sinus infection, so I’ve been on nurse duty. My mom would always make chocolate chip cookies when I was sick, whether I could eat them or not. I think she knew I loved the smell of cookies baking and wanted…

Buttermilk Waffles

I’m a huge fan of batch cooking at home. When I’m not feeling too lazy, I’ll make two or three meals in one day. They’re mostly kid friendly ie, burgers, tacos, or koefte. I individually wrap everything, so it’s easy to manage when I’m not in the mood to cook. My son also likes to…

Brownie Caramel Ice Cream

  I have a friend that teases me because I keep the insert to my ice cream maker in the freezer at all times. I say it’s because you never know when you’ll be in the mood for ice cream and you want to be prepared! I’m glad that it’s always there because the other…

Peach Melba Pie

I had a friend visiting during peach season who loved peach melba pies, so I decided to make one for him.   I’ve heard of peach melba, but I never knew what it was. It’s simply peaches with raspberries. It sounded like an interesting combination to me and I was looking forward to trying it. I couldn’t…

Shrimp Scampi

I don’t post savory recipes very often, so when I have a savory success in the kitchen, I have to share. I’ve always been more comfortable baking than with cooking, but having a child motivates me to try to be a decent cook. This week has been all about seafood. So far we’ve had salmon,…