Limoncello

I first made limoncello a few years ago. An old friend gave me a subscription to Imbibe magazine, and there was a recipe for limoncello. It sounded so yummy that I wanted to try it. I’ve never had limoncello before, but I love vodka and lemons, as well as lemon drop martinis; so I thought…

Mike’s American

Now that Miles is away for the summer, I’m spending more time in the ‘burbs with the bf. The other night he says he’s going to take me to the nicest place in town. That turned out to be Mike’s American in Springfield. From the outside, Mike’s American reminded me of places in suburban Detroit….

Apple Slab Pie

This was the apple slab pie that almost wasn’t.  The other day I saw the most beautiful rhubarb at the market.  Instead of buying it then, I decided to come back the next day.  I hadn’t really thought about making anything with rhubarb, but by morning, all I could think about was a pie.  Actually,…

Salmon Tacos with Avocado Crema

So I’m in an Instagram pod with a group of lovely ladies that live all over the globe. They are a great group, and we’re very supportive of each other. They are all so talented that I sometimes wonder why I was allowed to join!  Here’s an example.  @happyandharried posted a mouthwatering pic of salmon…

Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

I made pretzel hot dogs (yum!) a few months ago, and had some left over dough. As a test, I froze it to see if I could use it later for pretzel bites with cheese sauce since there wasn’t much left. That was about six months ago. I completely forgot about it! While cleaning out…

Friday Things

Today’s pic is from the National Gallery of Art East Building at the Smithsonian. I can’t believe I just discovered the towers that display paintings of one of my favorite artists Mark Rothko!  As you can see, Miles wasn’t very impressed.  But he was nice enough to walk with me all around the building. What a…

Carrot Muffins

I had a bag of baby carrots left over from my son’s birthday hiding at the back of the fridge, and on the verge of becoming icky. I’ve never made a carrot cake before, but I didn’t have all the ingredients to make it, and was way too lazy to run to the market. I…

Frankly…Pizza!

Earlier this month, my job posted an article titled “The 40 most essential D.C. restaurant dishes of 2017”. I always make note of such articles. I like to pat myself on the back occasionally when I see that I’ve eaten or tried about a third of whatever’s listed. As I scrolled through this article, nodding…

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

I still have more lemons than I knew what to do with. I had made glazed lemon tea cookies, and now was going to try out a lemon buttermilk pound cake recipe that I found on once upon a chef. I was immediately sold when I saw buttermilk listed in the ingredients. I’m personally convinced…

Barbecue Turkey Burgers with Cole Slaw

  Tuesday is typically Taco Tuesday in my house.  Turkey Taco Tuesday to be exact, but this week my son and I were in the mood for something different.  Thinking back to my old turkey burger experiments, I suggested turkey burgers, and he agreed.  I made them often in the past, mostly filled with spinach…