Martha’s Blueberry Muffins

Lately, I’ve been craving my old fav, the blueberry muffin. Specifically, Martha’s blueberry muffins. I made it often when I was a stay at home in Chicago.  It is a cross between a breakfast bread, and dessert. I haven’t made it in a long time, and was feeling a bit rusty. I had every intention…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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….