Bulgogi

I think I first heard of bulgogi about a year ago, and wanted to try it, but was afraid because I thought it would be too spicy.  I finally tried it, albeit in taco form, and loved it.  It wasn’t spicy at all, but rather sweet.  It was the kimchi that added a spicy kick. …

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cake

When I was younger, I loved drinking café mocha.  For me, it was a grown-up way of drinking coffee.  When I was in college, I would mix powdered hot chocolate with coffee.  Miles is the same way.  His version however, is more of a latte where he puts two tablespoons of coffee in warm milk. …

Menomale

I have a friend who loves pizza, so I’ve been trying a few different pizza spots lately.  Last week we went to Menomale for lunch in Brookland.  I’m really starting to like this area of northeast DC.  It’s a small area, but there are a few hidden gems within.  I miss the days of finding little out…

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

I made this lemon olive oil cake as a dessert to go with the herbed balsamic chicken with blue cheese I made the other day. I wanted something light and refreshing to go with dinner. I was very surprised by the list of ingredients. No baking powder or baking soda, but there were a lot…

Herbed Balsamic Chicken with Blue Cheese

I have six words for you.  Herbed balsamic chicken with blue cheese.  This is recipe number two of many to come.  I’m slowly easing my way into pan cooking and I’m absolutely in love with this herbed balsamic chicken with blue cheese recipe.  It’s a very simple dish to put together, but it sounds and…

Coconut Marshmallow Treats

For some reason, I always seem to have marshmallows and rice krispies in the house.  Instead of questioning why, I was thankful because I was really in the mood for something sweet and marshmallow treats would be perfect! For fun, I added toasted coconut and made coconut marshmallow treats. At first, I couldn’t taste any…

Friday Things

I thought I would treat myself to a nice cup of coffee and chocolate croissant as I watch the inauguration.  That’s all I’m going to say about that. Well,  it just occurred to me that my short work week began with having Monday off for MLK ending with working from home today for the inauguration. Ok,…

Room 11

I originally intended to go to Room 11 for New Year’s Eve. It was the only place in town that didn’t have a prefix, VIP pricing or took reservations. Exactly what I was looking for. But I ended up staying home (happily) and rescheduled for the other night. I loved how dim and cozy the…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ah, cookies.  I love whipping up a batch.  I always seem to have the ingredients on hand, the batter comes together in minutes and really, is there anything better than a fresh, warm cookie straight from the oven?  I was craving a warm cookie the other day, and 20 minutes later I was sitting on…

Sausage, Red Pepper and Spinach Torta

I started off this year with two goals.  One: to try to cook more and post more savory recipes, and two: to work my way through three binder’s worth of recipes that I’ve collected over the years. For my inaugural (that word has been used a lot around here lately!) recipe, I tried a sausage,…

Snickerdoodle

I can’t believe I haven’t posted a recipe for snickerdoodle cookies until now.  I’ve been making them for years and have tried many recipes, but this one has recently become my favorite!  The snickerdoodle for me is like eating cinnamon toast in cookie form.  It’s sweet, slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy…

Ginger Cake with Lemon Glaze

A few years ago I bought The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook. I fell in love with the pancake cake on the cover which I made, but put the book promptly on the shelf and let it collect dust. With everything so readily available at my fingertips whether it’s on my phone, iPad or laptop,…