Chicken Tacos

I’m feeling pretty good as a mom right now.  I’m scoring five for five on the dinner home front.  I can’t remember the last time Miles ate every bite of every meal with compliments five days in a row!  These chicken tacos are one of the successful dinners I would like to share with you….

Gold Cash Gold

Gold Cash Gold has been open for at least two years now and I finally have a chance to go.  I’m trying to get my folks to re-experience their city by taking them to a few new hot spots in our now booming foodie town.  Gold Cash Gold was going to be our first stop….

Pecan Sandies Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

So this is going to be the experimental cake.  About a week ago I made pecan Sandies ice cream and had two sleeves of cookies left over.  Somehow I had the willpower not to eat them!  But now time is passing by and the cookies are still sitting on my shelf.  Then I thought about…

Friday Things

I survived the first week of high school!   Overnight I have a son who’s walking a mile from the school bus toting a saxophone, and making plans to take the Metro to hang out with friends after school because it’s Friday.  What a difference a summer makes! It also means that it’s pizza Friday,…

Standby

Another night out with another dear friend.  After having drinks and charcuterie at Rusted Crow, we decided to go to Standby by for dinner. Standby is located downtown, a short walk away from Ford Field and Comerica Park.  It’s nestled in what’s turned into a very cool artist alley.  The walls are covered in art,…

Pecan Sandies Ice Cream

For my next ice cream recipe, I wanted to use cookies.  Let’s back up.  I was really into butter pecan but didn’t want to just make butter pecan.  I wanted to give this ice cream a little pizzazz! So I decided to make pecan sandies ice cream where I would try to make the ice…

Spencer

I spent my four days in Detroit reuniting with Miles, catching up with friends and trying to eat at as many places as possible since my hometown has turned into a foodie town! I was lucky enough to catch up with a dear friend where we had lunch at Spencer in downtown Ann Arbor. This…

Friday Things – Detroit Edition

With a 5am start time and 8hr drive, I’ve finally reunited with Miles in Detroit!!!  It’s been 7 1/2 weeks since I put him on  a plane to his dad’s, but it feels like an eternity.  I was convinced that he would be taller when I saw him again, and he is!  We see eye…

Sriracha Ice Cream

For my second installment of “it’s too hot to use the oven so let’s make lots of ice cream”, I made sriracha ice cream and topped it with bacon. Yep, bacon. I’m a firm believer that just about everything is better with bacon. To be honest, I’m not a fan of spicy foods or desserts….

Thai Singha House

Sometimes the best meals can be found at the most unassuming places. A perfect example would be Thai Singha House in Philly. My friend and I were wandering around the university district looking for dinner. This dark looking restaurant with a simple neon sign sitting in a storefront of an apartment building originally caught our…

Coffee Ice Cream Bars

Making coffee ice cream bars on a hot summer day? Genius!  Trying to take pictures of the ice cream bars on a hot summer day when the heat index is 105° and your central air is barely working?  Tragic! I’m still existing through what has to be the hottest summer I can remember.  Since this…

Friday Things

Trying to think of cool waters and breezes on such a hot and muggy day. I heard on the news today that the heat index for this weekend could be as high as 100°!  I hope I don’t lose power since I’m sure everyone in the city will have their AC on. I was planning…