Maple Sriracha Salmon

You can find the original recipe and many more here: thanks for reading! ...more

Dinner and a Show: A Night at Living Social DC Cooking Class

Original post here: did I say when Living Social DC asked me to be their guest at my pick of one their hands-on cooking classes? Absolutely yes!...more

Crock Pot Foccacia Bread, just like the bread you love at Macaroni Grill!

  When I was in high school, one of my favorite places to eat was the Macaroni Grill....more

Cam's Blueberry and Peach Crisp

My sister, Cameron has been a champion blueberry picker and baker this summer and we got to enjoy her work this past weekend during our visit to the lake.  Cam made a different blueberry dessert each night, each one better than the last.  I asked her to share this one that I managed to get some pictures of before we devoured it.  It tastes like summertime – oh so delicious!  You can find more recipes and pictures from our trip at  Thanks for reading!...more

Bourbon Banana Pudding

 You can find my original post here: Thanks for reading! ...more

How to Make the Perfect Manhattan


Every birthday is a chance to start over and to reflect on the past year (or the past 28 years.)  I am starting my 29th year, in a new apartment, with a new roommate and many new plans for the future....more

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Dark chocolate is good for you. Fact.   I used to do public relations for a chocolate company so my job included finding articles weekly that touted the health benefits of eating chocolate. And there are lots of studies! Chocolate comes from cacao beans from cacao trees and is full of natural plant nutrients....more