Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

As you may know by now, I’m a HUGE fan of grilled cheese sandwiches. And panini’s. Honestly they’re one and the same to me.  Anyway, nothing makes me happier than eating a melty, cheesy sandwich filled with yummy extras. This time, I went for pulled pork grilled cheese.  I was craving a pulled pork grilled…

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…

Friday Things

This weeks photo was taken at Burke Lake Park in northern VA. One of the things I love most about living in DC is that I’m only 30 minutes from this! This week has been a whirlwind.  In addition to working on multiple projects all with the same deadline followed up by a trip to…

Canelazo

The weather has been so crazy here. In one week, I went from not wearing a coat, to wearing my heaviest winter coat. I was kinda happy about the colder days because that meant that I could use the fireplace. The bf and I were in the mood for warm cocktails, fire and a movie….

Butternut Squash Pie

Omg, I can’t believe I’ve been home sick for a week! And so close to the holiday! I’m really bummed because, in addition to not being able to post last week, I was unable to try version four of an apple butter pie recipe that I was really looking forward to posting for Thanksgiving and…

Friday Things

As I walked to the Metro this morning, I could hear the leaves crunching beneath my feet while wearing my headphones.  Although it was in the 70s yesterday, it’s finally looking like fall.  I love walking through crunchy leaves and watching the colors change.  The picture above is from a day trip last year when…

Friday Things

This stromboli was the highlight of my week.  It came from a wonderful woman who is headmaster at a private school.  The students wanted to support breast cancer and my company lit our towers pink for the month of October.  In addition to thank you flowers and chocolate, she also made homemade stromboli.  12 of them!…

Cookies by Design

My good friend at work and I have birthdays that are a few weeks apart.  Usually, we take each other out to lunch, but this year she stepped it up a notch by ordering decorated cookies. This immediately started a trend.  I had two weeks to find cookies for her and have them shipped to…

Friday Things

I woke up this morning wanting something sweet and thought about cupcakes and doughnuts. This is my first week back at work, and it’s great, but still slow going.  It’s going to be interesting using the stairs today! It’s been incredibly hot in the Capitol this week, and in addition to water, I think this tequila…

Friday Things

This lovely illustration is what Miles wants for his birthday cake this year.  Each year he presents me with a challenge and this year is no exception.  They always seem simple, but looks are very, very deceiving. I’ve spent another week indulging in my sweet tooth.  This time it was with cupcakes from Sprinkles for…

Three Bean Baked Beans

Memorial weekend is usually the kick-off for summer.  Warm weather, lots of sunshine, and grills, grills, grills.  So far this weekend we’ve had hot weather and one day of sunshine, and now two days of rain.  But that’s not gonna stop me from grilling!  Ok, maybe it will, since I don’t have a roof over my…

Lincoln

One of my co-workers took me to Lincoln for lunch as a birthday present. That morning, I had a temporary crown put on and was very numb, and worried that I might not be able to eat by lunch time. Luckily, the numbness wore off in time as I order my Cubano and Brussels sprouts….