Friday Things

This picture sums up my week this week.  I either had no lunch or a series of small snacks.  The only thing left that wasn’t 1000 calories at Au Bon Pain was a chickpea salad and hummus. My friend and I have been talking about tater tots all week and are now starting to give into…

Zentan – Downtown

Now that I’m working in downtown DC, I find myself actually eating lunch.   I’m waiting for 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…

Pecan Upside Down Cake

Welcome to the next installment of baking recipes with pecans!  I’m not even half way through my bags of pecans that was given to me by my mother.  Sometimes I think about baking and selling pecan pies (one thing I will claim to master), but my performance anxiety kicks in and the pecans sit patiently…

Taqueria Distrito Federal

A dear friend was feeling a little sad after hearing about the passing of Prince.  He’s been a fan since he was a little boy.  I thought I’d try to cheer him up by taking him out for tacos and ice cream since we both love tacos and have our favorite spot in Maryland.  This time,…

Friday Things

I’ve had my third visit to Momofuku for lunch since February and the novelty hasn’t come close to wearing off yet.  The pork buns melted in my mouth and I hope to get dinner reservations soon. Still dealing with the passing of Prince.  I watched his guitar solo from his induction to the Rock and…

Sticky Rice – H Street

So who goes to a sushi spot for tater tots?  This gal! I stumbled in late one night with a friend and most of the menu was off limits.  We ended up ordering dumplings and a bucket of tots.  Tater tots are my friends’ favorite.  I teased him about ordering them until I tasted one. …

Cinnamon Oat Waffles

Before Miles was born, and when he was still a toddler, I would make cinnamon oat pancakes. His dad and I loved them. Miles did too. When the trio disbanded and Miles and I became a duo, I started working again and found myself trying to make healthy, kid-friendly meals quickly after working all day….

Shake Shack

Originally, Shake Shack was on my “best places to go to for fried chicken sandwiches” list, but I ignored it.  I’m already a big fan of their burgers, and honestly, I didn’t want to get a chicken sandwich from a burger place.  But last week was a game changer.  The chef from Maketto (half restaurant,…

Sweet Potato Cake with Pecans and Brown Sugar Frosting

I have to say that I’ve never thought of using sweet potatoes beyond the holiday side dish with marshmallow topping or in pie form, so making sweet potato cornbread a few weeks ago was an eye opener for me.  Now I’m really into looking for other recipes that I can make with a sweet potatoes. …

Friday Things

Since moving into the new building at work, I’ve developed a deeper relationship with the phrase “Thank God it’s Friday”. I’m pretty sure I’ve experienced all four seasons in DC this past week. These cheesy bolognese pies from simply delicious food are swoon-worthy. Missing the school bus, having to drive your son to school, only…

Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken

Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken was the first stop on an all-day food fest with my friend. I’ve learned finally that if you want to get the largest assortment, you need to go early. We arrived around 11:30am and there was already a small line forming outside. There was also a ten-minute wait on chicken…

Churro Eclairs

Churros are one of Miles’ favorite desserts. Because the can be a little labor intensive and not for the diet conscious, I don’t make them very often. Whenever I do, he and I sit and basically eat the entire pan with the hot chocolate. A couple of days ago he asked if I would make…