American Flag Cake

I’m not usually one for making patriotic desserts during 4th of July weekend, but I was inspired when I saw a flag cake on food52.  I’ve been interested in making checkerboard cakes for a while now, and thought starting with a American flag cake would be a nice introduction.  I used my favorite white cake…

Mississippi Beef Sliders

I don’t know about you, but I am totally addicted to the Buzz Feed Tasty videos.  In addition to the videos being shot in a cool way, the recipes all look totally delicious, easy to make and fattening!  That’s a pretty good combo for me. 🙂 However in addition to being very neurotic when it…

Rhubarb Shortcakes with Red Wine

I’m continuing my love affair with boozy dessert by resurrecting my rhubarb shortcakes with red wine recipe. With rhubarb season coming to an end, it was more than difficult getting my hands on a few stalks, but I was lucky enough to find a few around the corner from my house. Please, please tell me…

New City Microcreamery

During my Massachusetts vacation, I spent half of the week in Cambridge and half in Berlin. Berlin for me was like staying in the country. I was in the country. I was surrounded by farmland and forests and it was heavenly! During the day I sat on the front porch, working on my laptop while…

Molasses Gingerbread Cake

A friend of mine posted this recipe on my Facebook page a few weeks ago.  We ended up having an hour long phone conversation about it, mostly commenting on how intrigued and apprehensive we both were about trying the recipe.  The original recipe calls for an unsulphured blackstrap molasses and espresso powder.  This was going…

Friday Things

My lovely vacation week is coming to a close.  I’ve been lucky enough to spend it with close friends and also celebrate Miles’ birthday. This is my fourth visit to the Boston area, and each time I come, I discover something new.  This visit I discovered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  It quickly became one…

The Salty Pig

Tonight was girls’ night out with a dear friend from Chicago who’s now living in Cambridge. This lady and I both love charcuterie and were looking for a good place in either Cambridge or Boston to dine. We decided to try The Salty Pig. We were tempted by the title of the restaurant alone! The…

Monster Hunter Felyne Birthday Cake

The Monster Hunter Felyne birthday cake marks the fifth sculpted cake I’ve made for Miles since moving to DC. I don’t think anyone is happier than this lady that I only have to do them once a year. I always say that I’m going to practice during the year, but I never do and then…

Doughnut Plant

I debated for about two hours trying to decide if I was going to stop in NYC for a doughnut on my way to Boston.  I knew I would have to drive through the city, but was afraid of being stuck in traffic.  As I approached Elizabeth NJ, traffic didn’t seem that bad, so I…

Friday Things

This is step one in making Miles birthday cake.  I think this was the first year where it wasn’t 100 degrees out and I was able to apply the fondant in one sheet without it breaking!  There were a few tiny little mishaps, but I do this once a year, so I’m not complaining.  Tonight…

Thomas Sweet

Do you remember the other day when I talked about my binge-fest at The Diner? Before we even finished eating we knew we wanted a milkshake next. As we waited for our table, I saw a milkshake on a server’s tray and couldn’t get the image out of my head. At the moment, however, we…

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

I actually made this cake a few years ago, and meant to make it during the Derby weekend, but decided to spend that day eating my weight in food! I decided to make this over the weekend to have with my morning coffee, but instead of making a larger pound cake, I made a single…