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 Oatmeal

As I write this the smell of the eggplant baking in my oven is a bit distracting as I am looking forward to what I will make today. I absolutely love eggplant and never make it enough. So back to breakfast… from time to time I tend to bake something healthy but I gravitate more…

Heavenly Apple Cake

Oooohhhh, oh my! Mmmmmmm! Divine I say, just divine! You know how some places will say they have the best sandwiches or the best burgers and then you have the burger and you think, eh, it’s not the best. So when I saw this recipe with the word heavenly, at first I scoffed and then…

Peach Blueberry Cobbler

So, um, I weighed myself last week……yikes! Turns out I have put on five whole, entire pounds! Five big ones, ladies and gentlemen. My first reaction was “What!?” and I was in shock for a little while. Then I was trying to fathom how this happened when, my body, having to yell to get through…

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

We had some nice warm weather during the day and cool evenings this past weekend here in Washington DC. My husband and I spent the day Sunday at a Park in Maryland with good friends where we celebrated the birthday of an extremely cute, lovable, awesome boy who just turned 2 🙂 The kids played,…

Baklava! Come to me and I will set you free!

Now this baklava looks beyutiful, if I may say so myself AND it tastes pretty damn good!; however, you should have seen the two previous attempts. Actually, it is better you didn’t see them because not only did they not look appealing, they tasted, well, like anything but baklava. I don’t even want to remember…