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…

Eating and Road-Tripping to Maine

Last weekend, my friend and I went on our first trip to Maine.  I’ve always wanted to go and now that I’m back on the East Coast, there’s so much for me to take advantage of. Most of my trip revolved around eating.  I’m going to have to work out twice as much now that…

Spring. Finally! Well after tomorrow.

It’s the day before spring and this is what it looks like outside the window at work.  It’s been snowing off and on all morning, but I hear that it’s going to be 60 degrees tomorrow, so our first day of spring may actually arrive with spring weather. During the week I post recipes on…

DIY Book Christmas Tree

This has been a tricky year for planning the Christmas holiday. My son is going to spend the holiday with his dad and I was planning to go to my parents’ house in Michigan. Unfortunately scheduling issues got in the way and I’m going to be spending Christmas at home and my parents are going…

Saturday Morning Coffee and Links

Last week I started Favorite Links Friday, and I’ve decided to change it already!  It’s really all about the Saturday.  I wake up early on Saturday mornings and have a little quiet time.  I make a little coffee and think about all the things I want to bake for the next week.  I also like…

Fanny Farmer Cookbook

I’m making hoe cakes this weekend and I’ve been having trouble finding an authentic recipe. Hoe cakes go by many names and depending on the region, different recipes.  I was having this discussion with my 89 year old BFF coworker.  She’s from Texas and has never heard of hoe cakes, johnny cakes, hot water cornbread…

Race Car Peeps

This is happening in my office.  Right.  Now.  If we’re playing with food at 8am, I can only imagine what the office is going to be like at noon.

My Kitsch-en

I’m not sure if I should start with an apology for the pictures, or to say that this is my ode to Julia Child (definitely pictures, you’ll see when you scroll down).  I recently transferred all of my photos to Google +, or as I say, “Google + or: How I  Learned to Stop Worrying…

Homemade Vanilla

I started making vanilla myself by accident.  Years ago, I was struggling for Mother’s Day gift ideas.  I need something that said “I love you mom”, for less than $20.  I was flipping through a Martha Stewart Living mag, and came across a recipe for making your own vanilla extract.  Genius!  It was pretty cheap and easy…