Copycat Co.

I’ve lived near H Street for a while now and can’t believe how many bars and restaurants have popped up!  Before I only went walking on H when I was too lazy to venture out, but I’ve finally started taking advantage of my neighborhood as a destination. I rekindled my love by going to Copycat…

Aretha Frankenstein’s Waffles

Miles and I finally had a weekend where we didn’t have to get up early to do anything, so I treated us with a real breakfast. No cereal for us today! I came across a recipe for waffles from a restaurant in Chattanooga called Aretha Frankenstein’s on Food52. The recipe was called Aretha Frankenstein’s Waffles…

Oiistar – Chicago’s Ramen Battle Continues

I have to admit I’m a pretty hard core fan of the ramen at Wasabi in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, but my coworker has insisted for months that Bucktown’s Oiistar gives my spot a run for its money. So the team went to check it out. Buns are a mandatory part of our taste test….

Friday Things

This is my view right now and I can’t wait until lunch.  Doesn’t it look like a scene from Office Space?  I’m getting ready for the weekend and say goodbye to Miles as he heads off to see his dad for Spring Break.  While I will enjoy the week off, I’m going to miss him,…

Homemade White Castle Burgers

I’m not sure where White Castle originated, but we had them in Detroit and Indiana (where I went to college) and I practically ate them all throughout high school and college. They were perfect tiny burgers filled with onions, and topped with a pickle. As an adult you move away from fast food, but my…

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

I have a friend who makes the best lamb ragout in the world. It’s also the only lamb ragout I’ve ever had, but I’ like to think that it world still be the best if I ever tried it somewhere else. So when he sends out a group text announcing that he’s made a batch,…

Spring. Finally! Well after tomorrow.

It’s the day before spring and this is what it looks like outside the window at work.  It’s been snowing off and on all morning, but I hear that it’s going to be 60 degrees tomorrow, so our first day of spring may actually arrive with spring weather. During the week I post recipes on…

Chai Spice Banana Bread

Finally, with this recipe, I’ve used all of my ripe bananas. While it was fun baking nonstop banana recipes, I was beginning to dream of banana free desserts. I found the most divine looking Chia Spice Banana Bread recipe on Tutti Dolci. I love chai tea and I thought this was a great interpretation. I…

A special note to my WordPress.com followers

To all of my followers, some who have been with me from the beginning and some who started following me just a week ago, I have a bit of news. As of April 9th, WordPress.com will no longer direct you to my self-hosted site. I hope that you have enjoyed my recipes and I invite…

Irish Whiskey and Stout Ding Dongs with Bailey’s Filling

Here’s an recipe I made for St. Patrick’s Day last year that was such a success, I had to share it again. I really wanted to make something sweet for St. Patrick’s Day, but was unsure of what to do. Everyone was making stout cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream, but I wanted something a little different….

Banana Butterscotch Trifle

I have a friend who comes to DC from California for work. She’s usually in town for a week at a time and we eat out every night. One night we went to The Partisan, in Penn Quarter. It’s a meat-centric masterpiece of a restaurant. They start you off by presenting you with a sheet…

Brown Butter Bourbon Banana Bread

  You guys, I’ve finally found love again. I didn’t think it would happen this soon, but I was secretly hoping. His name is Charlie. We’ve only been together a week, but I can tell that it’s going to be forever, or at least a very long time. He’s nothing like the last guy I…