Happy Birthday, Townes!!!

The baby is having his first birthday party today!  Happy First Birthday, Townes! Townes belongs to one of my best friends and neighbors, Meredith.  We don’t have chitlin’s, so in our household, Townes is referred to as “the baby.”  As in, “I’m going to walk down and hang out with the baby” or “It’s the […]

St. Patty’s Day Cuppy Cakes

We had some friends over to watch the UK game on St. Patty’s Day and you know I’ll jump at any chance to make something special for any holiday.  And we always have extra special eats when we have company, especially the kind of company that swoons and oohs and ahhs over my cooking.  I […]

Are you still there?!?

Yes, I realize it’s been 3 months since my last post.  But it’s 2010 and we’re all allowed a new start, right?  I don’t know yet if I’ll resolve to post more often in the new year, but I can promise some fun recipes, TV appearances, another trip to the Olympics, and some wedding-related posts. […]


I have become a little bit obsessed with whoopie pies.  Actually, that’s a gross understatement.  I am completely, past the point of no return, beyond help, OBSESSED with these things.  Never heard of one?  Read about them here.  Never had one?  Make them with my winning recipe! They are crazy good–moist, sweet, and somewhat reminiscent […]

Chocolate Bliss…

I finally saw Julie & Julia a couple weekends ago and walked out of the theatre longing for a slice of chocolate cake.  The almond chocolate cake showcased in the movie is Julia Child’s Reine de Saba, but it immediately made me think of her Boca Negra, which I’ve been dying to make at home. […]

Coffee, coffee, buzz buzz buzz!

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love coffee. I started on it pretty early, as our household was never without a freshly brewed pot of coffee each morning.  My parents took their java pretty seriously and I was raised on Peet’s Arabian Mocha-Java.  The first time I tasted Folger’s was at a piano […]

Homemade Granola: Honey and flax seeds and oats, oh my!

I’ve been making homemade granola for over a year now and it blows any storebought version out of the water! My original recipe is pretty simple and involves fairly haphazard measurements: 8 cups oats, a bag of sliced almonds, a bag of shredded coconut, 3/4 cup canola oil, 1 1/2 cups honey, a generous spoonful […]