Friday Things

Today’s pic is from my Mother’s Day lunch at Melt in Leesburg, VA.  Although I live in the city, I happily drive 1hr for their burgers and these glorious fries and onion rings.  I’m getting hungry again just looking at this pic! This week has been a very rainy one.  This kind of weather is…

Friday Things

Today’s pic is from the Hirshhorn museum in DC.  It was the last few days of the Infinity Mirrors exhibit, and I was unsuccessful at getting more passes before it ended.  The museum had an Infinite Afterparty from 6-10pm with music, cocktails, films and of course a chance to walk through the exhibit. My bf surprised me…

Friday Things

This week’s pic is from my trip to NYC.  My friend and I just left MOMA and we took a break near the CBS building before heading to the subway. I was relaxing on a bench when I snapped it. I don’t know how to describe this week.  It was busy, stressful and exhausting.  But I…

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

I actually made this cake a few years ago, and meant to make it during the Derby weekend, but decided to spend that day eating my weight in food! I decided to make this over the weekend to have with my morning coffee, but instead of making a larger pound cake, I made a single…

Friday Things

I will admit, I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. When I was younger, definitely! In class everyone would tape a brown lunch bag to their desk while each student dropped a little note inside. So not to hurt anyone’s feelings, everyone participated, but you could tell which guy liked you because he…

Friday Things

My mom is in town this week to “babysit” while I work. My cousins got wind of this info and decided to come to town for a visit too. It’s a family affair! I was lucky enough to be able to take a little time off to spend with my family and play tourist. Having…

Ginger-Pear Galette

My co-worker and her fiancé went to dinner in Chinatown the other evening.  Every time they dine at this particular restaurant, the owner gives them a couple of boxes of Asian pears.  It seems that the owner is a family friend of the fiancé.  My co-worker brought them to the office to share, so I…

Olive Oil Banana Bread

A couple of weeks ago Bon Appetit published a “Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes” article online.  All of the recipes looked very interesting and I decided that I would spend the next couple of weeks trying the baking recipes to see if they really were perfect.  My first was Julia’s Best Banana Bread. I have…

Pistachio Mini Cakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

  My son went to his dad’s for spring break and came back with lots of goodies from his Easter basket.  There was lots of chocolate and jelly beans……and a bag of pistachios.  My son hands them to me and says, “these were in my Easter basket and they’re for you, I think they (his…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but I actually have my own cookie business.  I’m in a bit of denial about having one even though it’s been in existence since 2007.  It all started by accident.  While I was taking classes at culinary school, my good friend’s sister and her husband decided to…

Old Recipes

One of my favorite people in the office just turned 90 years old the other day.  We had a party at the office in her honor.  She’s like my office “bff”.  Her office is just outside of where I sit, so we tend to chat a lot.  I call her my office “best friend forever”…

Tres Leches Cake

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I decided to make a tres leches cake……a boozy, tres leches cake.  I usually make churros and hot chocolate, but I was in the mood for something I’ve never made before.  I didn’t realize it, but tres leches is really like an angel food cake soaked with milk (tres…