• Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas! From your friendly neighborhood weirdos. (We were wearing those costumes for a holiday pub crawl. I promise.)

  • Pumpkin bread pudding

    Remember when I told you that my mom and I think Bobby Flay is trying to kill us? This is one of the reasons we came to that conclusion. But, I can’t deny that it’s a delicious holiday dessert. So let’s dive in. My mom baked this particular loaf of pumpkin bread, but that sunken […]

  • Spinach souffle

    Toby and I went to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving, and now we’re in Jekyll Island, Ga., with his family for Christmas. (It’s really beautiful here — and really warm. I swam outside today!) Anyway, my mom put the Christmas decorations up and made Christmas dinner two nights after Thanksgiving so we could celebrate with […]

  • Sugar Plum Fairy cupcakes

    I started taking ballet when I was 2 years old, and my mom started taking me to see The Nutcracker every year not too long after. I was even invited to try out for a small part in Ballet Arizona’s production one year, but I was too tall (if you can imagine that!). This year, […]

  • Spicy collards

    Maybe you’re trying to eat more greens and fewer holiday cookies. Maybe you just made those chipotle sweet potatoes and you’re not sure what to do with the leftover chipotle puree. Or maybe you’re just looking for a different way to prepare your collards for New Year’s Day. So what should you do? Try this […]

  • Michael Phelps in Annapolis

    As I mentioned the other day, Michael Phelps was swimming at the Naval Academy this weekend — as in, within walking distance of our apartment. So of course we had to go see him swim at least one event. As we walked into Lejeune Hall, we ran into some of our neighbors, who pointed out […]

  • Double chocolate peppermint cookies

    I can’t remember exactly how I found out about the Food Blogger Cookie Swap, but as soon as I read about it, I was in. The idea was sort of like a chain letter, but yummier: You sign up, get three names and addresses, and send a dozen cookies to each of the names. Then […]

  • Blue velvet cupcakes

    I totally meant to post these BEFORE the Army-Navy game. But then I spent a zillion hours baking “Go Navy, Beat Army” cookies, and my oven stopped working and I had to finish baking the cookies in my neighbor’s oven… and then Michael Phelps was swimming about a mile from my house, so obviously we […]

  • Army-Navy week!

    I’m really sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Things have been kinda crazy around here. Toby got promoted (yay!) and I’ve been doing all sorts of job-search-related activities, plus I baked about four dozen cookies for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap… and then decided those cookies didn’t look pretty enough so I baked another […]

  • Kentucky hot browns

    I like a deal as much as the next girl, but getting up in the middle of the night to stand in line in the cold is SO not my thing. My mom and I did manage to get to the mall by about 9 a.m. yesterday (which is very early for us), since some of […]