Dope Belgian Brownies

That’s right. Make them and you’ll taste why! The reaction I had when I took a bite of this brownie was the same reaction I had when I tried the Shrimp and Grits at Amen Street restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. So basically you are sitting there not sure what to expect but pretty excited….

Banana Bread with Boozy Dates

Bah! Well, I’m falling apart..physically mind you..on the left side of my body. I hurt my shoulder and I have no idea how. I went to get my knee checked and apparently there is nothing wrong with it other than, hey, I’m approaching middle age. Two days ago, I found out I have plantar fasciitis…

Baked Cauliflower and Farro

In Washington, DC today it was a beautiful 71 degrees F! in February! We took a scenic 2 hour walk and just before we made it home, my favorite, friendly black and white cat Thomas was sunbathing and taking a nap on a car. I called to him and he came down to greet me…

Armenian Cheesy Rice

So I guess everyone is buying or cooking up some game munchies and getting ready to sit back and watch the Superbowl, host or hang out with friends. I am doing no such thing. That’s right. Gasp! I don’t watch the Superbowl or much of any sports for that matter and have right about now…

Tahinli (Armenian rolls with sesame paste and honey)

Happy Saturday! As I write this, I have a banana bread that I took out of the oven and of course had two slices..that’s right..I did not listen to the voice of reason telling me not to bake..the voice was persistent but so was I..I convinced it that I was actually going to make something…

Toulouse Sausage White Bean Stew

So this Whole30 program/diet thingy that I keep seeing everywhere..what’s up with that? Hats off to you if you tried it, it works and you love it! I am not dismissing it any way and I did think about it for a fleeting couple of seconds but there’s something about a set of rules and…

Ají de gallina (Peruvian Spicy Chicken Stew)

Happy New Year everyone! We had some light snow yesterday and it stopped but not before covering the sidewalks with a thin layer. I had a strange desire to walk to the grocery store while it was snowing but it was nice and toasty in the apartment and my lazy behind didn’t want to part…

French Butter Cake with Apricot Filling (Gâteau Breton)

Christmas came and went and New Year’s Eve is upon us! I hope you are all relaxed and enjoying time with family and friends, stuffing your faces with goodness, drinking interesting Winter libations, telling silly stories and laughing until your belly shakes and you start snorting.. wait, that’s me 😉 I am having myself a…

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Coconut Curry

I have been away. I have been occupied and preoccupied and trying to be a better version of me, which is much harder than I thought. I last posted a recipe right before Thanksgiving and now Christmas Eve is upon us. For some reason I could not stop watching the iZombie episodes. Story of a…

Celery Root and Apple Soup

I have no Thanksgiving dishes to post as I will not be cooking this coming holiday. In fact, I don’t believe I have ever cooked a Thanksgiving meal, let alone dealt with a turkey. It just never happened. I don’t know what I’ll be eating on Thursday but I’m pretty sure it will all be…

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Can we take one holiday at a time, please? It seems like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all rolled into one great big ball of witches, turkey, and trees. Christmas trees have been spotted in department stores as early as September! I was at my neighborhood grocery store a week ago and saw some fake…

Leek and Potato Soup

Guess what I did today! Can you guess? can you? huh? I cooked 🙂 And no, I didn’t make anything Halloween-y, not into that. In my inbox I keep getting recipes for spooky cake or cupcakes and blood and punch. It is starting to get highly annoying. I don’t throw Halloween parties or have time…