Ranch Hotdogs

I had such great plans for the holiday weekend.  Lots of grilling, sitting outdoors, and hanging out with friends. Ok, so maybe none of that is true. I wanted a quiet, albeit brief weekend where I could relax and do nothing. Then I remembered, my parents sent Miles and I a box of meats from…

Friday Things

This week’s photo is from the Williamsburg Bridge.  We just finished lunch at Emmy Squared and decided to walk back to the hotel.  We needed to after starting the day off with half a dozen doughnuts from The Doughnut Project! It’s been such a busy week at work. I’ve been working on multiple projects simultaneously…

Friday Things

What a week it’s been!  Miles was supposed to travel to his dad’s for Christmas, but he caught a bug and is now staying with me.  I, on the other hand, was supposed to travel to my parents’ house for Christmas, but instead, I frantically ran around town, while trying to put in a few…

Peppermint Crunch Bark

I will fully admit that most of my recipes start out with me trying to clean out my cupboard.  I had about half a bag of peppermint baking chips left over from my e+e holiday baking and needed to do something with them.  Having said that, if you’re looking for a quick, easy, family-friendly dessert/snack,…

Cranberry Cornmeal Upside Down Cake

I’m not sure if I should admit this, but I’ve had a bag of cranberries in my fridge since Thanksgiving.  My mom brought them and I was supposed to make cranberry sauce but never did.  When I discovered them the other day, still in good condition, I began to brainstorm on what I should do…

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…

American Flag Cake

I’m not usually one for making patriotic desserts during 4th of July weekend, but I was inspired when I saw a flag cake on food52.  I’ve been interested in making checkerboard cakes for a while now, and thought starting with a American flag cake would be a nice introduction.  I used my favorite white cake…

Friday Things

The first warm weather holiday of the season is finally upon us.  I think it’s officially grilling time! The weather here has been in the mid to high 80s all week, making my 1 1/2 miles trek to the Metro challenging.  I’m trying not to turn into a sweat box by the time I get to…

Eggnog Monkey Bread

I originally made this bread for Christmas morning, but my photos were so bad, I decided to wait until I returned home, make the bread again and take better photos. Sounded like the perfect plan until I realized that eggnog was nowhere to be found the day after Christmas. I went to at least three…

Decorated Sugar Cookies

For the first time ever, my son decided that he wanted to make and decorated sugar cookies this year.  I was ecstatic!  Although I can get him to help me out in the kitchen occasionally and make a few dishes on his own, he definitely likes to eat rather than “create”. We went to the…

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Happy New Year! My mom and I had great plans for our New Year’s Eve dinner. It usually involves the tradition (I’m assuming southern) of making: something that swims, flies, comes from the ground and something green. Each has their own meaning (I forget), mostly to do with ringing in the New Year positively. Well,…

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

The other day, I saw a recipe on pop sugar for Peppermint Joe Joe clusters. Words can’t describe how good they were. It was a last minute gift idea for my coworkers, so I didn’t have time to take pictures or post about it. I actually went to Trader Joe’s that weekend to buy more,…