P.erfectly S.easonal L.iquid

Somehow the weather hop, skipped, and jumped straight into fall.  Which has me reaching for something hot to consume basically every waking hour of the day.  Granted this can become an expensive habit if you let it, so I figured I should learn to make some seasonal favorites at home.  The pumpkin spice creamer can…

Bootylicious: Part 1

I’m a big fan of butts. Especially when they come from the meat section at Market Basket (arguably the best price I have seen).  I have about 200 recipes highlighting the fantastic nature of pork butts and this post is 201.  The difference here is I am taking it to a new level of no…

I Falafel about this

Did you get it…? If you don’t like my bad puns, don’t let it distract from this amazing recipe.  I am a big fan of falafel but I always felt that my recipe never measured up to the actual thing.  That is until now.  This surprisingly easy recipe is full of flavor and is perfect…

Wine Wine Everywhere, but not a drop to drink

For the next two weeks I am in a bet that I will not be drinking alcohol and limiting eating out/generally unhealthy practices.  Unfortunately the two open bottles of red wine I had sitting on the counter now no longer had a destination, and it seemed cruel to not utilize them.  So instead I decided…

The Season Of Change

The last few months have brought a lot of changes for me, although I am still waiting for the dust to clear and some things to settle, I truly believe that I am on the right path.  Among the positive changes I have been making step #1 was getting a new computer.  And with this…

Dreaming of Pop tarts

The other day I woke up and knew I had to make homemade pop tarts, the timing of it wasn’t super great since I woke up at 9 and had to be somewhere by 10:30…but alas I knew I wanted to make them so it had to happen.  Thankfully the hardest part is rolling out…

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…

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…