Cava Grill

I’ve been to Cava Grill at least five times now, so if you think I like it, you’re right!  Cava Grill is a spin-off of Cava Mezze, a great greek small plates spot with a solid happy hour menu with locations in DC, northern VA and a few cities in MD.  About a year ago…

Tin Roof Ice Cream

I’m so happy that I discovered tin roof ice cream! And by discover, I mean stumbled upon it in my epicurious recipe box. I first saw the recipe for fudge ripple, which made my mouth water, which led to the chocolate covered peanuts, and then the ice cream. Oh my! Did that sound good! I’ve…

Genoa Salami Panini

If you haven’t noticed by now, I have a deep love for cheese. In almost any form, but I have a definite soft spot for mac and cheese and grilled cheese, or any food that make cheese the star. The other night I made a genoa salami panini with manchego and pepperoncini. I always wondered…

Apple Rhubarb Pie

A few weeks ago, I was lamenting over not buying some beautiful rhubarb when I had the chance. I really wanted to make an apple rhubarb pie, but ended up with an apple slab pie instead.  Still, the rhubarb lingered. I went to a few different markets searching for rhubarb without luck. Until one day,…

Friday Things

Today’s pic was taken during my trip to Detroit. The bf and I stayed at the Inn on Ferry Street and I can’t say enough good things about this place.  The inn occupies fours historic homes on this block each with a different theme.  We stayed in the Victorian room.  It’s been another whirlwind week!…

Parks and Rec Diner

A couple of weeks ago, my bf and I went to Detroit to do a little sightseeing and meet my parents.  Detroit has turned into such a foodie city, and I was looking forward to trying out all the new places like the Parks and Rec Diner. No, it’s not a Parks and Rec show…

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Back when I had my little cookie business edith + ethel, ginger molasses cookies was on the menu. I must say, they’re one of my favorites. I would make tons of ginger molasses cookies for gift boxes during the holidays.  That was back when I was a stay at home mom, and had slightly more…

Chorizo Mac and Cheese

My office had a little summer party complete with margarita machines (virgin of course), chips, salsa, guacamole, and cheese dip. By the end of the party, we were left with a rather large amount of Chihuahua cheese. Not wanting anything to go to waste, I took the cheese home, and immediately thought of making chorizo…