Friday Things

Last weekend and earlier this week DC was taken over by Snowzilla.  I’m pretty sure cabin fever began to set in about two hours after it started snowing.  I was able to go out after the first round of snow to take pictures our street and my car which was slowly disappearing.  Mostly, Miles and…

Rotini Pasta Bake

I was one of the many people in the DC area who attempted to stock up on supplies before “Snowzilla” arrived.  Three days out, I bought firewood and made sure that I had enough gas.  The day before the storm, I went to Whole Foods on my lunch hour to buy a few odds and…

Lucky Charms Bark

I bought a box of Lucky Charms a while ago with the intention of decorating a cake with the marshmallows.  I separated the cereal from the marshmallows and set them aside as I went to the store to buy missing ingredients.  That’s when I saw the Star Wars cereal and made a cake with that,…

Clementine Cake with Glaze

Idea number two for use of an abundance of clementine’s. A clementine cake with clementine glaze. I’ve never tried and orange cake before and the idea seemed very interesting to me. I love the tart taste of good lemon cake, but would I love the mild sweetness of a clementine? Yes! Surprisingly. The cake had…

Friday Things

The holidays are finally over which means I’ve put my gluttonous ways behind me and joined the ranks of those who are going back to watching what they eat. What does this mean to me? It means that I’m going back to adding my favorite vegetable back into rotation: the Brussels sprout. My friends can…

Decorative Citrus Sandwich Cookies

One of my dearest friends from college bought me the most amazing present. An embossed rolling pin with my company logo! I have a very small baking business where I have corporate clients and put gift boxes together full of cookies and brownies for the holiday. For me, it’s two weeks of craziness where I’m…

Smokey Bacon Mac and Cheese

If you asked me to name my top 10 favorite foods, mac and cheese and bacon would be in the top five.  When I came across a recipe that had mac and cheese, bacon and a little whiskey, how could I resist?  I wouldn’t typically add whiskey to mac and cheese, but when I read…

Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies

So about a week ago I went to the store hoping to buy a pint of Baileys Irish cream.  The store was out of pint-sized bottles, so I bought a fifth, came home and made the cinnamon chop bread with an Irish cream glaze.  Now, what to do with all the leftover Irish cream?  Put it…

Eggnog Monkey Bread

I originally made this bread for Christmas morning, but my photos were so bad, I decided to wait until I returned home, make the bread again and take better photos. Sounded like the perfect plan until I realized that eggnog was nowhere to be found the day after Christmas. I went to at least three…