what I did on my summer vacation

Oh, hi. You may have wondered where the heck I’ve been… Overall, this summer was relaxing, but things got busy. I saw old friends, spent some time in the White Mountains and on Cape Cod with my family. But the best thing that happened this summer was that my dear, dear friends opened a restaurant in Providence,…

take-out at home: fried rice

I was never really a fan of the typical Chinese take-out fried rice. But this is now one of my go-to recipes when I want something fast and yummy. Believe me, I love the ease of take-out, now and then. But sometimes, making your take-out faves from scratch is as easy as picking up the…

It’s chess pie…

Are you familiar with Chess Pie? I had only heard about it for the first time a few weeks ago, and was very curious. It is a pie or tart with a filling made of eggs, butter, and sugar, according to Merriam-Webster. This one is technically a lemon chess pie because it includes lemon juice and…

caramel coconut cookie bars

Aka, Girl Scout Samoas copycats. If you’re like me, you’ve already eaten through your stash of Girl Scout cookies… and you need a fix! It’s pretty easy to clone the tasty confections from our fine little friends in green vests– especially in bar form– you’ll be eating these up in no time. Just a few…

we go together like cookies & milk

What can I say about Valentine’s Day, that hasn’t already been said? This year, be sweet to yourself. I don’t think Valentine’s Day has to be all about romance, and kissy-kissy things. I think it’s a fine time to celebrate the little things that make you happy. By all means, show the people you love how…

pancakes, syrup and snowdays

Ok, so I’ve always really loved McDonald’s Flapjacks… at least I did as a kid. It’s been decades since I’ve enjoyed anything from McDonald’s, but I vividly remember eating and enjoying the McD’s pancakes and begging my mother to replicate their succulent flapjack-ness at home. We always made the fluffy Bisquick type of pancakes, which are…

soup-er bowl sunday

One thing I really can’t get enough of in the winter is soup! There’s nothing like cozying up to hot bowl of soup with a good book, while the snow is falling. Easy for lunch, simple for dinner… I love soup! But soup from a can just doesn’t do it for me anymore now that I…

avocado, meet chocolate

I am borderline obsessed with avocados. They look so pretty and taste delicious! Since today is snowy and cold– school was already canceled by 7pm last night– I decided we would pass the time by playing in the kitchen! And because of my avocado obsession, I had a few on hand that we could whip…

fine art for dessert

Have you seen the Mondrian modern art cake from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art? It’s been making the rounds on the interwebs lately, and now that I’ve seen it pop up more than just a few times I am more than just a little intrigued. Turns out there is a Modern Art Desserts cookbook…