Friday Things

Ok, so one more not so humble brag about appearing in the Post.  I was so surprised to see my picture above the headline and I was so excited to see my name credited for the recipes I tested. This totally makes my summer. It seems that summer is finally here and I’ve already started…

Skillet Rhubarb Cobbler with Ginger

This is my second attempt at making this cobbler. I made it last week, but underestimated the amount of rhubarb needed and overestimated the amount of shortcake dough needed and ended up with a very bready and dry cobbler. I really wanted to try this again before the rhubarb season ended. I had to go…

Lemon, Garlic and Chili Potato Salad + Exciting News!

Happy Memorial Day!!! I’m so excited about sharing this recipe with you because I’m now a recipe tester for The Washington Post!!! I had an opportunity to attend the photo shoot and meet food photographer for The Post Deb Lindsey and chat with Deputy Food Editor Bonnie Benwick. It was heaven. Talking about food and…

Strawberry Basil Pie

My goal this year was to make at least one fruit dessert in the month that it’s in season.  This month is strawberry and rhubarb month. I will be honest.  I really only like my strawberries three ways: dipped in chocolate, in jam form on a bagel with cream cheese, or in a pop tart. …

Banana Ice Cream with Nilla Wafers

Whenever I’m in the mood for a drive, I head to my favorite ice cream shop in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore called The Charmery. Every time I go, there’s a new unique flavor to try. On this particular visit, they had a flavor called Nanners and Cream. It was a banana flavored ice cream…

Zentan

Now that I’m working in downtown DC, I find myself actually eating lunch.   I’m waiting to it to get a little warmer, then it’s going to be long walks over the Mall and sitting in the grass. I’ve been lucky enough in my new job to find lots of cool people who want to…

Malted Chocolate Cake

When I read this recipe, I knew I had to make it.  There are so many of my favorite ingredients in one recipe.  Malted milk balls, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate glaze, yummy! I was so careful putting together my grocery list, making sure I bought everything that I needed, when I forgot one thing. Malted…

Churros

Churros are one of Miles’ favorite desserts and I couldn’t pass up making them for Cinco de Mayo. It was also a huge coincidence that our Taco Tuesday (we started it before the Lego movie) was also on Cinco this year. It was great having all of our, well his favorites on the same day….

Horchata

Horchata was one of my favorite drinks back in Chicago. I would order it every time I went out for Mexican. Ok, sometimes I ordered a margarita. I introduced Miles to horchata this year and he was more than skeptical. He wanted to know what was made of. I wasn’t really sure. I knew it…

Reno

I love Reno in Chicago’s Logan square neighborhood for its awesome pizza and burrata, but this weekend we decided to try the brunch sandwiches. I ordered the Pine –  Chicken thigh / white cheddar / dill pickles / hot honey / trinity bun. The chicken was juicy but crispy, the bread was perfectly sweet with…

Friday Things

Cinco de Mayo is coming up and I’m looking forward to testing out new recipes this weekend. While researching recipes this week I became distracted by these delicious looking recipes. I must remain focused!!   Who wouldn’t want to have tiramisu waffles for breakfast?  Love and Olive Oil just combined dessert and breakfast.  Genius! I…