Parmesan Thyme Scone

What I made: Parmesan Thyme Scone Original recipe or did I make it myself? I made it myself!  I adapted it from another scone recipe I already had. A savory scone for breakfast? Why not?  I was inspired by a scone from Wydown, a great little coffee shop near my house.  My bf/fiancé and I like…

Drunken Cheesy Bread

What I made: Drunken Cheesy Bread Original Recipe or did I make it myself? I adapted the recipe slightly from Real Simple.  I’ve had the recipe in my binder for years. Am I going to get drunk from this recipe? No!  The alcohol cooks out, but you are left with a nice delicate wine flavor. …

Bourbon Brioche French Toast

Contrary to my numerous boozy food posts, I don’t have it readily available at home. Every now and then, I’ll have a bottle of bourbon around for a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned cocktail, and when I do, I can’t resist a boozy recipe. Recently, I had a bottle in the house, and thought it…

Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing

It’s fall, and I’ve got apples on my mind: apple pie, apple cider, cider doughnuts, basically anything apple. I was really in the mood to make apple something, but I was also in the mood to make bread or something yeasty. I thought about chop chop bread, but quickly thought of good old fashioned cinnamon…

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…

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…

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

It’s Monday and I’m toiling away at the office, but I can only think of the blueberry cornmeal pancakes I made over the weekend. I still had blueberries left over from my blueberry cornbread recipe. I was really in the mood for blueberry pancakes but didn’t want to make traditional ones. I found a recipe…

Ginger Pull-Apart Bread with Lemon Glaze

I love it when a recipe comes together out of nowhere. Like this ginger pull-apart bread with lemon glaze. My breakfast options were limited this weekend. I didn’t have milk, so no pancakes or waffles. I ran out of bread, so no bacon and toast with eggs. And no bacon, which left me with eggs…

Sweet Chick

My friend and I stayed right in the middle of the lower east side while in NYC. The neighborhood has changed tremendously (there’s a Whole Foods now?) since we lived there, but one thing hasn’t changed is finding good places to eat. We were so lucky to stumble upon Sweet Chick! We checked into our…

Chocolate Chip Scones

When Miles was younger I would make him chocolate chip muffins in large batches, wrap them individually, and keep them in the freezer for him to eat for breakfast before school. Now that he’s older, I’ve gotten slightly more sophisticated and upgraded to chocolate chip scones. This actually started out as a biscuit recipe, but…

Kimchi Potato Hash with Bacon

I feel like I should call this post the Kimchi Diaries, because I’m so in love with the stuff right now. That’s the beauty and the curse of discovering something new. You explore all the possibilities, and hope that you don’t tire of it! So far that hasn’t happened to me because I just discovered kimchi potato…

Sausage, Red Pepper and Spinach Torta

I started off this year with two goals.  One: to try to cook more and post more savory recipes, and two: to work my way through three binder’s worth of recipes that I’ve collected over the years. For my inaugural (that word has been used a lot around here lately!) recipe, I tried a sausage,…