Roasted Eggplant White Bean Dip

I have always been a fan of elevated snacking.  Yes you could have a boring bag of chips (don’t me wrong, I always appreciate a bag of chips now and then) but you could instead have fresh made popcorn with cheese and herbs and all made to the perfect proportion of your taste buds.  It…

Cinnamon Buns: The Easiest Thing You Didn’t Know you Could Make

Cinnamon Buns always have been a treat in my house, we nearly exclusively had them on Christmas morning and other select holidays.  I will also admit that most of these occasions they were made from a can, therefore I always assumed they were difficult to make.  But the new year blessed me with a new…

Roasted Squash Spoonfuls

As the wind begins to whip at you every time you walk outside, thus begins the season of heart warming dishes.  Although I have made butternut squash soups before, this one I used a different technique and ingredients in the soup, and I do see a delicious difference.  I must say I think this recipe…

Cotechino Sausage with Cous Cous Saute

Last week I went to hear Mario Batali talk at Harvard, and everything he talked about brought me right back to Italy this summer, and my god I missed it.  After listening to him talk and watch him cook for an hour, I kicked myself for letting my passion for cooking and maintaining this blog…

Potato Flowers Bring Mimosa Flowers

I have found a new found appreciation for brunch now that my weekends are filled with projects or homework assignments.  But I still desire to not change out of my pj’s on the weekend.  The best way to find a compromise of both is to do in home brunches.  This egg and potato dish are…

Pasta Carbonara With Peas

As you saw from my previous post I made a delicious Italian meringue buttercream, which was awesome but left me with several egg yolks with no purpose.  Although a pasta dish isn’t exactly what I wanted after a meal based completely on cake, I couldn’t let the opportunity to try this classic pasta dish pass…

A Party Without Cake is Just a Meeting

There is a quote from Julia Child that says “a party without cake is a just a meeting” and I thought that was a wonderful theme for a party! So I decided to have a tea and cake party and try my hand at making three different types of cakes.  The results were wonderful! I…

Firecracker Fusion Quesadilla

It has been very fun over the past few weeks to participate in the JSL Food blogger challenge.  It came at a unique time where I was moving, starting a new job, and trying to do a 100 other things at once.  Instead of crumbling, I decided to let my creative juices fly.  Although I…

The Pucker and The Kiss

This weekend brought on an impromptu trip to one of my favorite wineries, Plymouth Bay Wines.  They have some of my favorite stuff, but two cranberry wines they have they playfully nickname the “pucker” and the “kiss”.  After having some of these I was inspired to make a little drink recipe of my own.  This…

Travel Inspired and Always Desired

This recipe is for my entry into the Golden Girl Granola competition.  And although I am of course bringing out the big guns for this, I must say, this recipe is one of my new favorites!  What makes it so great it is combines two wonderful things.  The first is lemon meringue pie and the…

No Knead to be Nervous

Ever since I watched Cooked I have been on a journey of making my own bread.  I have had several successes and also several complete failures.  Turns out bread making wasn’t as simple as I expected.  Well, that’s until today.  I have been reading a lot about no knead bread and for a long time…

To Discover a New City, You Must First Taste It

I am back from my two week adventure through Europe.  It feels like I have come out of a weird dream, like it hardly happened at all. It was an experience I will not soon forget.  One of my main goals of this trip was to eat my way through the countries I was in,…