Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to decide what kind of baker I am. Am I the type of baker that can create a recipe out of thin air?  Do I only adapt recipes to make them my own? Or, do I test recipes, following them to the letter?  While I think I…

Skillet Sweet Potato Cornbread

I’ve had my eye on this skillet sweet potato cornbread recipe for a while now.  The novelty of baking with my cast iron skillet has yet to wear off and I’m still looking for anything to bake with it.  Eventually, I will move on to cooking more with it.  So far I’ve made chicken strips…

Logan Tavern

A coworker and I decided to venture outside of our usual “quick-service” lunch spots and treated ourselves to a sit-down lunch at Logan Tavern in the Logan Circle area.  Whenever I hear tavern, my nose automatically starts to wrinkle and my expectations dip.  “Taverns” are always a hit or miss.  As we waited for our…

Salted Caramel Cake

You know the rule “never go grocery shopping hungry?” well the same applies to being hungry and scrolling through cooking and baking websites. When I saw this salted caramel cake recipe on Food52, I put my laptop down and went to the kitchen to make sure I had all of the ingredients. I did! And…

Chocolate Chunk Sprinkle Cookies with Sea Salt

Miles loves chocolate chip cookies. I think he’s a purist that way when it comes to desserts. Nothing fancy, just something simple and delicious. His grilled cheese however, has to have gruyere cheese with dry rubbed black forest bacon on sourdough. I think I’ve created a teenage foodie monster! But back to cookies. I first…

Butter Pecan Cookies

One of my mom’s favorite flavors of ice cream is butter pecan. One of my dad’s favorite pies is pecan pie. I think it’s safe to say that I grew up with pecans. One of my goals when I started baking, was to perfect my dad’s pie recipe. Now he uses mine! I never got…

Chocolate Chip Muffins

My girlfriend in Boston was looking for a good chocolate chip muffin recipe to make for her husband. He needed to bring a little breakfast nosh to share with his class. She sent me a text asking if I had any recommendations. I told her about the chocolate chip muffins I used to make for…

Friday Things

I’m sharing this photo of a beer with you first, because it’s my favorite beer from my favorite beer garden, and second, last weekend was such a nice weekend it made me think of nothing but spring.  The sun was shiny and bright and bright and I could only think of pretty things.  I’ve spent…

District Doughnuts and Maketto

After my lovely brunch at Songbyrd last week, I dragged my friend Harold to Anthropologie to have a security tag taken off a jacket I purchased weeks before. As we’re walking back to the car, he exclaims that he’s in the mood for a cupcake. Besides being shocked by wanting dessert just after having brunch…

Baileys Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I was looking in my cupboard the other day and there was still a bottle of Baileys staring at me.  I spent most of the winter drinking in it my coffee, hot chocolate, baking with it and just sipping it on its own.  Now it was time to say goodbye to Baileys, my winter drink…

Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

I was having a rather lackluster weekend and wanted to get out of the house.  For some reason, I was craving a beer and a donut.  It was pretty outside and seemed like it would be a good day to hang out in a beer garden, but my favorite one was closed.  So I sent…