Friday Things

Today’s pic is almost ten years old.  I was living in Chicago and we were having a “family” bbq with my downstairs neighbors and a few friends.  It also makes me think of the friends I have here in DC and the fun BBQs. Like the one that’s coming up on the 4th.  I can’t…

Casa Luca

I was given a very generous gift card for Casa Luca for my birthday by my boss. It was actually good for any of Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s restaurants, but I’ve heard so much about this family-style Italian eatery, that I wanted to go. When I made the reservations online, I mentioned that I received…

Bacon Sugar Cookies

I can’t believe I finally made bacon sugar cookies; it’s been a long time coming. Here’s how the bacon sugar cookies came about. A fellow admin at work ordered a lunch for a few executives, and as usual, I chip in to help set up. It was a massive do-it-yourself salad bar with all the…

Quick Broccoli Quiche

I had a ton of broccoli left over from a little get together, and wanted to find a quick and easy recipe for it. Quiche! A quick broccoli quiche to be exact. I haven’t had one in a long time, and was in the mood. I found a recipe for a quick quiche on foodnetwork.com…

Thai Iced Tea Milkshake

I think I made this Thai iced tea milkshake to tease Miles. I’ve had a bag of Thai iced tea in my cupboard for a while now, and have made popsicles, cake, and now a milkshake, but not the iced tea.  Every time I go to make the tea, I see how much I have,…

Friday Things

This picture sums up my week. My son turned our modest living room into a gaming room for his birthday party. I had eight boys playing in three areas for about eight hours.I mean, they weren’t playing video games eight hours straight, but they were over for about eight hours.They had a great time, and…

The Smith

A coworker and I decided to try The Smith for lunch the other day.  It’s a relatively new spot that opened in Penn Quarter this spring.  It’s actually part of a chain that is based in NYC.  I almost went to one of the NYC locations when I was there in March, but never had…

Lemon Tea Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Lemon tea cookies with lemon glaze might be my new favorite cookie. I bought a huge bag of lemons from Costco the other day. I needed the zest for another recipe (making limoncello, coming soon), but had a ton of lemons left over that I needed to use. I’ve already tried lemon bars, and wasn’t…

Sauteed Chicken Caesar Salad

  Miles finally started eating salad!Woo hoo! This really opens up lunch and dinner possibilities such as this sautéed chicken caesar salad.  He’s declared caesar salad to be his favorite, and I’ve been able to talk him into substituting romaine for baby greens and spinach. The other night, I was running out of dinner ideas…

Overwatch Birthday Cake

This is my sixth year in DC, and this is my sixth “fancy” birthday cake challenge.  This year Miles wanted an Overwatch birthday cake.  Overwatch is a video game. Most of his cakes revolve around a video game. It started with Sonic, then Minecraft, Pokémon, a Zelda Hylian Shield, Monster Hunter Felyne, and now Overwatch….

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

It’s Monday and I’m toiling away at the office, but I can only think of the blueberry cornmeal pancakes I made over the weekend. I still had blueberries left over from my blueberry cornbread recipe. I was really in the mood for blueberry pancakes but didn’t want to make traditional ones. I found a recipe…

Friday Things

This pic sums up my week pretty well.  I spent most of my mornings (when I’m up early enough before leaving for the office), working on the blog.  There is nothing better than sitting outside with a nice cup of coffee working on my laptop.  I dream of being able to do this every day….