Banana Butterscotch Trifle

I have a friend who comes to DC from California for work. She’s usually in town for a week at a time and we eat out every night. One night we went to The Partisan, in Penn Quarter. It’s a meat-centric masterpiece of a restaurant. They start you off by presenting you with a sheet…

Butternut Squash Pie

I have a friend who loves pies. I think if he could eat one pie a day and never gain weight, he would be a happy man. He’s also nominated me to be his chief pie maker, which is a bit of an honor and a curse. The pressure is always on for me to…

Spinach and Feta Quiche

Mid-week is a challenging time in my house. That when Miles’ karate class ends late leaving us with very little time for a “formal” dinner. Usually pizza is involved!! Or if I had time the weekend before, I’m able to pull a portioned meal from the freezer that I put together and we nuke our…

Brownie Caramel Ice Cream

  I have a friend that teases me because I keep the insert to my ice cream maker in the freezer at all times. I say it’s because you never know when you’ll be in the mood for ice cream and you want to be prepared! I’m glad that it’s always there because the other…

Basil Ice Cream

So I have a little spot of grass just behind the fence in my back yard.  Last year my neighbor next door asked if she could garden there.  I said sure!  Since then,  she’s grown lots of tomatoes and herbs and shares them with me from time to time.  The other day I came home…

Pumpkin Scones

It’s fall, which means it’s pumpkin season. I don’t really care for pumpkin, but I always feel pressured into making something with it. My son loves the pumpkin scones from Starbuck’s, so I decided to see if I could make them myself at home. I already have a scone recipe that I love, so my…

Butterscotch Blondie Bars with Peanut-Pretzel Caramel

I have to say that I made this recipe because I was curious to see just how sweet these bars would be. When I saw the picture of the glistening caramel mixed with nuts and pretzels over a blondie, my mouth watered a little and my teeth started to ache. I imagined a sweet and…

Chicken, Broccoli with Pasta in Garlic Cream Sauce

I know, this pic looks like a casserole. Luckily, it’s so much better than that! I was trying to think of something new to do with chicken, because it’s the main staple in my son’s diet. Also, broccoli is the only veggie my son will eat, so it’s hard to find recipe with the right,…

Chicken, Broccoli & Fusilli in Garlic Cream Sauce

I know, this pic looks like a casserole. Luckily, it’s so much better than that! I was trying to think of something new to do with chicken, because it’s the main staple in my son’s diet. Also, broccoli is the only veggie my son will eat, so it’s hard to find recipe with the right,…