Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies

It’s the day after Christmas and Miles is on a plane to spend the rest of the holiday with his dad.  He’s been flying solo for years now, but I never get used to it.  A mom is always a mom 🙂 For a going away present I made him a batch of chocolate-dipped sugar…

Friday Things

What a week it’s been!  Miles was supposed to travel to his dad’s for Christmas, but he caught a bug and is now staying with me.  I, on the other hand, was supposed to travel to my parents’ house for Christmas, but instead, I frantically ran around town, while trying to put in a few…

Peppermint Crunch Bark

I will fully admit that most of my recipes start out with me trying to clean out my cupboard.  I had about half a bag of peppermint baking chips left over from my e+e holiday baking and needed to do something with them.  Having said that, if you’re looking for a quick, easy, family-friendly dessert/snack,…

Cranberry Cornmeal Upside Down Cake

I’m not sure if I should admit this, but I’ve had a bag of cranberries in my fridge since Thanksgiving.  My mom brought them and I was supposed to make cranberry sauce but never did.  When I discovered them the other day, still in good condition, I began to brainstorm on what I should do…

Friday Things

There’s something about riding in a nearly empty Metro car that I find to be very calming.  I think it’s very rare for me since most of my rides are during rush hour where we’re packed like sardines.  I may have to take more lunch time Metro rides more often. Finally starting to gear up for…

Brasserie Beck Update

So I had a lunch date at Brasserie Beck yesterday. I think this was my fourth visit to this restaurant and I was determined to order something other than the croque monsieur. They’re so delicious, it’s hard to resist! I decided to fully branch out and try the mussels. I’ve had mussels once before. Let…

On Rye

I love corned beef sandwiches! I grew up eating them as a kid in Detroit. It’s funny, as a local there are a few things Detroit is known for food-wise, in my opinion: Buddy’s pizza, coney island hot dogs, and corned beef. I’m always on the lookout for a good corned beef shop, so I…

Best Buttermilk Biscuit

I have to start by saying that I really didn’t plan on posting this recipe, as you can probably tell from the pictures 🙂 I came across BA’s best buttermilk biscuit recipe from a video Bon Appetit posted on Facebook about a month ago.  I’ve make various biscuit recipes in the past (most of which…

Friday Things

It’s super cold outside today and I’m day dreaming about these yummy steak and cheese sandwiches. What a busy few weeks it has been! I’ve finally finished my holiday baking for edith + ethel and can now  get back to blog baking!  I’ve decided to do a cookie and bar round up and I’m working on my…

Smoked and Stacked

I have friend at work that I love having lunch with because she’s always eager to try someplace new.  It’s so easy to fall in the typical chain trap, so when you find a new place, it’s like a little lunch vacation.  That’s what happened yesterday at Smoked and Stacked.  I noticed this place a…