Mini Post 2 – Mini Blueberry Chocolate Bread Puddings

Do you have extra bread lying around the house and need a way in which to consume them with more calories than they would otherwise furnish? Do you need a little extra padding around the midsection with which to waddle into the holiday season? (I like to think of it as a liver-friendly version of…

Flaky – Passionfruit Curd Tartelettes

As a child, I attempted to keep a diary. Strong, amazing women kept diaries. Like Anne Frank. I would be just like her, recording all the mundane trivialities of my non-tragic, completely average, upper middle-class American life for all posterity. I did my best. I told my diary that I went to art class today,…

I’m a Noob – Pink Grapefruit Lemonade

Dear faithful readers, Guess who used the auto mode on her mother’s old Canon DSLR (too scary to try using the other modes), downloaded the free 7-day trial of Lightroom (not ready to pay $9.99 a month yet), watched a 15 minute all-you-need-to-know-about-Lightroom-crammed-into-as-little-time-as-possible tutorial video on Youtube (the guy talked really fast but hey, he…

Honeymoon – Katsu Curry with Green Onion and Poached Egg

My brain briefly danced with the idea of writing a series of travel posts to memorialize our honeymoon. But free time is difficult to come by and my iPhone photos are hardly the type to evoke dreamy wanderlust so the dance came to an abrupt halt. Alas, we’ll just have to make do with some…

Panda Cotta – Panna Cotta with Black Sesame Jelly

Hello, world. For those of you (hopefully that’s a few people here and there) reminiscing about the good old days when semi-regular blog posts were a thing, fear not! The wedding started on time, I didn’t trip down the aisle, the Fiancé is now the Husband, we have regretfully returned from a week of nonstop…

Joy – Citrus Chocolate Tart

You know the kind of positivity that supposedly comes from contorting your limbs into impossible yoga poses, imbibing fermented beverages, Instagramming avocado toasts and quinoa bowls, and thinking sunny thoughts? I’m not so sure it works, but correct me if I’m wrong. I’m loath to try Kombucha and I’ll take a big bowl of white rice…

I Need a Break from Emails – Warm Hummus with Spiced Lamb

I realized I haven’t written anything of note lately. Every day I write work emails. Hi So and so! Here’s a quick recap of our sync yesterday: Bullet point 1. Bullet point 2. Bullet point 3. Please let me know if there are any action items we need to recalibrate on (oh yes, recalibrate is…

Demon Oven – Caramel Banana Brûlée Crêpe Cake

What do you do when your best friend explodes in occasional bouts of brief yet unjustified rage? Keep your distance, wait for it to blow over, and pretend that nothing has happened. What if, then, your friend’s mental health takes a turn for the worse and she embarks on these tirades with greater frequency?  Keep your…

Change – Tater Tot Poutine

The world is a changed place. Interpret that statement how you will. Me, I’ll stick to the bright and cheerful. I bought a new pair of jeans after finally wearing a hole in the pair I’ve been wearing since college. I’ve been told these magical jeans give me the semblance of a butt. I’m no…

Prejudiced – Lamb Loin Chops

This was supposed to be a sandwich post. I had the post all thought out – I’d write about prejudice. Nothing thought-provoking or stomach-churning, just a few paragraphs detailing my extreme prejudice with regards to sandwiches. Un-toasted wonder bread? No. Pathetic slices of limp, compressed turkey masquerading as honey-smoked ham? No. Shredded lettuce Subway style?…

Vroom Vroom – Black Sesame Cream Puffs

Yesterday, 4:34pm.  Highway 280. Inching forward at 3 mph. A motorcyclist buzzed past me on the left. Tough guy, you know. Dark shades, long grizzled beard, all-American denim overalls. And a little blue cooler strapped to the seat behind him. As I watched the little blue cooler zip off between the stationary cars, a foreign thought…

Finally – Chimichurri Steak Salad

I stay true to my promises. To everyone who has queried about the dearth of blog posts this past month, here’s the long-awaited end to the drought. Let’s talk about pet peeves. I had a teacher in high school who had something against pen-clicking. She had the short gray curls of a woman past middle…