Coconut Cake with Blueberry Frosting

Welcome to 2018!! It’s my first post of the year, and I’ve been through a lot of changes.  Two of the biggest and most impactful were that I received a promotion at work last fall, and got engaged between Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Both have had an impact on the future of this blog.  My new…

Vanilla Malt Cake

I made this vanilla malt cake years ago with the intention of making it again, because I had mixed feelings about it the first time.  I really wish I had made it sooner; I waited so long that I couldn’t remember how it tasted. I did remember the cake being extremely light and airy, but…

BA’s Brownie Thins

I’m beginning to think that I should start doing ads for Bon Appetit. In addition to subscribing to their magazine, I receive many fun articles on food happenings. The other day I came across an article on BA’s brownie thins, and had to give them a try. Brownie thins have been the rage for a while…

Rasika

My and I boyfriend decided to have a fancy dress night where we went to a secular Bach concert performed by the Washington Bach Consort (this lady loves the harpsichord!) followed by dinner at Rasika. Rasika has been on my list for a while now, and after dining here I can’t believe I waited this…

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

A co-worker brought in her copy of Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson It’s a great recipe book full of old timey recipes that have been slightly updated (I’ve already ordered a copy). While flipping through the pages, I kept coming back to the Kentucky Bourbon Cake recipe. I don’t know, maybe it’s from my love…

Rice Pudding

By admission, I’m terrible at measuring rice.  I completely overestimate how many people one cup of rice will feed.  It never looks like that much, but when it’s cooked, you know you’ll never eat that much.  I haven’t made rice in a while, so when I made the bulgogi, I made two cups of rice…

New City Microcreamery

During my Massachusetts vacation, I spent half of the week in Cambridge and half in Berlin. Berlin for me was like staying in the country. I was in the country. I was surrounded by farmland and forests and it was heavenly! During the day I sat on the front porch, working on my laptop while…

Kramerbooks and Afterwords

Kramerbooks is a bit of an institution here in DC. It’s a phenomenal bookstore, cafe and bar that’s open late until 4am on the weekends! It’s mostly a favorite amongst my friends as a go-to place for a late night dessert. A group of us went there after dinner the other night after my birthday…

Pecan Dump Cake

Finding out that my grandmother didn’t invent the dump cake was like finding out there’s no Santa Claus or a tooth fairy.  Not really, but I did like growing up thinking that it was her brain child and I can’t see a dump cake without thinking of her.  She passed away when I was very…

Churro Eclairs

Churros are one of Miles’ favorite desserts. Because the can be a little labor intensive and not for the diet conscious, I don’t make them very often. Whenever I do, he and I sit and basically eat the entire pan with the hot chocolate. A couple of days ago he asked if I would make…

Salted Caramel Cake

You know the rule “never go grocery shopping hungry?” well the same applies to being hungry and scrolling through cooking and baking websites. When I saw this salted caramel cake recipe on Food52, I put my laptop down and went to the kitchen to make sure I had all of the ingredients. I did! And…

Butter Mochi Cake

Butter Mochi cake.  From what I can gather it’s either a Japanese or Hawaiian dessert that can be adapted in any number of ways.  After doing a little research on the web, I’ve seen the addition of mango and other passion fruits as well as coconut and cocoa.  Me, being the plain Jane with new…