Irish Soda Bread always reminds me of my first date with Shawn. We were friends for years, but it was a Tuesday night when he finally invited me to dinner. He took me to his favorite Irish pub in town. We sat in the teeny bar with wood trim and vintage floral wallpaper and pretended […]
Classic Napoleon I’ve packed our freezer full with boxes of Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry sheets, because I’m going to make a LOT of Classic Napoleon this holiday season. No self-respecting Armenian or Persian bakery would open its doors without slating this delicate pastry on offer. Who knows where it got its name? Perhaps the ferocious […]
Sleigh Bells Ring Leaves are falling, temperatures dropping, ovens running and Christmas coming. Daisy and I are amped at the return of our favorite holiday tradition of making gingerbread cookies for decorating the tree. This year, we are shaking things up with some badass cookie cutters to make a Gingerbread Ninja Wreath. 2016 has marked some […]
We bought our house 7 years ago and I just can’t wait until we finally build our dream kitchen. What’s your kitchen personality? We all have one, you know? Well, those of us who love to cook do, anyway. I’m definitely an odd one, drawn to bright, bold colors, unexpected elements tamed by an old fashioned […]
Dragon's Kiss Cocktail came about one Friday night when I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work. Brain-dead and ready for the long weekend, my stomach was grumbling like a caged beast. What usually happens in situations like this one is that I push the shopping cart up and down every ...