Next Level Grilled Cheese

I’m literally calling this next level grilled cheese, because there’s no other way to describe probably the best grilled cheese I’ve ever eaten. I’m a huge grilled cheese fan, and love to play around with different breads, cheeses, meats, and veggies. There’s something about melted cheese that makes me smile. When I saw Ruth Reichl’s…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake

Let’s file this chocolate chip cookie layer cake under “things I’ve always wanted to try”. I like the idea of making layer cakes out of unconventional recipes. So far I’ve made a pancake layer cake, and a peanut butter rice krispy treat cake which were really fun to make. Now I wanted to try it…

Vanilla Malt Cake

I made this vanilla malt cake years ago with the intention of making it again, because I had mixed feelings about it the first time.  I really wish I had made it sooner; I waited so long that I couldn’t remember how it tasted. I did remember the cake being extremely light and airy, but…

Cobb Salad

My son came home from the end of the summer asking me to make a Cobb salad.  I felt like I needed to be revived with smelling salts after hearing this. My once lettuce adverse veggie eater is now asking for a salad for dinner. I think it was because bacon was involved. To be…

Chocolate Beet Cake

  Chocolate beet cake. That’s right. Beets. Before you say “ewww beets” like I did, take another look at the pic. I made this cake once before, years ago, as lark because I’m skeptical of anything other than fat, flour, and sugar in desserts, for fear of them being “healthy” 😊 I was also curious to know…

Friday Things

Today’s pic was taken at the Hive exhibit at the National Building Museum.  Every year they do something spectacular and this one was a lot of fun.  And it’s like candy for my camera! I took so many pictures. Finally settling in to my son’s sophomore year of high school. I just went to “back…

Lunch at Tupelo Honey

My folks came to town for a visit a little while back for school shopping, and to wish my son bon voyage as he started his sophomore year of high school. We popped into Tupelo Honey for lunch and a little break after hitting the mall. We basically had the entire place to ourselves. It’s…

Bacon Blue Cheese and Scallion Scones

One of my closest friends, and fellow culinary classmate, sent me a recipe from King Arthur Flour for bacon, cheddar, and chive scones. We like to send each other recipes, test them out, and compare notes. This recipe was highly rated, and we were both excited about trying it. I, however, didn’t have any cheddar…

Chicken Tacos with Broccolini Slaw

It’s that time of the week again.  That one special day that’s reserved for tacos.  But what kind of tacos?  Chicken tacos with broccolini slaw.  This recipe is really a hodge-podge of two previous taco recipes; chicken tacos and salmon tacos with avocado crema.  I really liked the chicken taco recipe, and wanted to try…