BA’s Brownie Thins

I’m beginning to think that I should start doing ads for Bon Appetit. In addition to subscribing to their magazine, I receive many fun articles on food happenings. The other day I came across an article on BA’s brownie thins, and had to give them a try. Brownie thins have been the rage for a while…

Twice Cooked French Fries

I can’t take any credit for this twice cooked french fries recipe. I originally read an article on bon appetit and make them to go with bacon cheeseburgers with caramelized onion that I made a while back.  I wanted to post it again because I made them again to go with the Ranch hot dogs…

Ranch Hotdogs

I had such great plans for the holiday weekend.  Lots of grilling, sitting outdoors, and hanging out with friends. Ok, so maybe none of that is true. I wanted a quiet, albeit brief weekend where I could relax and do nothing. Then I remembered, my parents sent Miles and I a box of meats from…

Friday Things

Today’s pic is from my Mother’s Day lunch at Melt in Leesburg, VA.  Although I live in the city, I happily drive 1hr for their burgers and these glorious fries and onion rings.  I’m getting hungry again just looking at this pic! This week has been a very rainy one.  This kind of weather is…

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I originally made this banana chocolate chip bread as muffins a few years ago while visiting a friend in DC.  I was inspired to try it again when a friend here had four over ripe bananas lying around. He described them as dark brown, which is great, but I didn’t expect them to be quite…

Kimchi Fried Rice

Guess who found a jar of kimchi in the back of the fridge! I thought I had used it all, but I found this glorious jar behind a bottle of maple syrup. I immediately knew that I was going to make kimchi fried rice for my friend and me. We’re both pretty big fans, and…

Toffee Chocolate Chip Blondies

While blindly reaching into my cupboard for a napkin, I felt a little bag containing something I couldn’t identify. I pulled out what was a left over half a bag of toffee chips from my brown butter chocolate chip cookies. But it was more than that. It was another chance to bake my way through…

Friday Things

Today’s pic is from the Hirshhorn museum in DC.  It was the last few days of the Infinity Mirrors exhibit, and I was unsuccessful at getting more passes before it ended.  The museum had an Infinite Afterparty from 6-10pm with music, cocktails, films and of course a chance to walk through the exhibit. My bf surprised me…

The Pursuit Wine Bar

The other night I was able to catch up with an old friend. Since both of us ended up working late, we decided to meet at my house and grab a drink in the neighborhood. My friend is really into wine now, so I suggested The Pursuit Wine Bar. I almost forgot about the place…

Broccoli and Bacon Pasta

It’s the middle of the week. I’ve worked late every night, and haven’t been to the store. I didn’t even take anything out of the freezer. I take a peek in my fridge to see if I can do better than grilled cheese or pb&j. I have a few slices of bacon, a crown of…

Pecan Pie Bar

I thought it was time to revisit pecan pie bars.  I first made pecan pie bars about 3 years ago, with lackluster results. I wanted to try the recipe again, but I never seemed to get around to it, or it was around pecan pie season and everyone wanted a pie and not bars.  Also,…

Thai Tea Cake with Condensed Milk Glaze

Would you believe me if I told you that I had two big bags of Thai iced tea mix in my cupboard, and never made iced tea?  I originally bought it to make popsicles (yum, you should try it!), but never made the tea. To me, it seemed like something you only order when you go…