• 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 […]

  • Cranberry upside-down cake

    Whether you pronounce it pee-can or puh-kahn, I love pecan pie. So much so that when I was in Afghanistan (as a reporter) and the rocket attack siren went off in the middle of dinner, I took my slice of pecan pie with me to the bunker. I may have looked ridiculous eating pie in […]

  • Chipotle sweet potatoes

    Dude. Thanksgiving totally crept up on me this year. Maybe it’s the wacky weather, but I was completely oblivious to the fact that it’s less than a week away. Yikes! Anyway, if you’re looking for something to go with the giant turkey, you can try cranberry-apple fluff, can-free cranberry sauce, coconut sweet potatoes, sweet potato-pecan […]

  • The Mobbies

    I am a little late on this, but I wanted to thank everyone who voted for me in the Mobbies (the Baltimore Sun’s best blog contest). I didn’t win, but I did make the top 10 in food blogs this year. Last year, you could see how everyone was ranking all the way through, but […]

  • Cake Spy visits Baltimore

    Are you guys familiar with Cake Spy? She has a magical pink blog with unicorns on it. Seriously. She also does all sorts of sugary experiments and creates super cute art. You should definitely check it out. Jessie (her real name) just published an awesome cookbook — with recipes for things like Cadbury creme eggs […]

  • Lava flow bundt cake

    Those of you who know me in real life would probably guess that my favorite drink is a margarita. And, yes, I am definitely pro-margarita (on the rocks, no salt). But my actual favorite drink is (and has been since elementary school, sans alcohol of course) a piña colada. I mean, come on. Pineapple and […]

  • Happy birthday, Marines!

    Today is the U.S. Marine Corps’ 236th birthday — a day of ceremonies, parades, balls and lots of bad sheet cake all over the world. We are going to our Marine Corps ball tonight (where I’m sure the dry cake will still be better than whatever they serve us for dinner), but I wanted to […]

  • Apple-cranberry pie

    As much as I love pie, I’ve never been big on apple. Give me raspberry, pecan, key lime or blueberry cream over apple any day. But as I was clicking through a fall pie slideshow on Epicurious.com, this pie caught my eye. It isn’t the typical chunks-of-apple-with-too-much-cinnamon-inside-two-dry-crusts pie. The apples are thinly sliced and piled […]

  • Coconut sweet potatoes

    I am home now, but I started this post in a Starbucks in Columbus, Ga. Random, I know, but Toby was playing in the All-Armed Forces Rugby tournament at Ft. Benning. And in case you’re wondering, Ft. Benning is really nice. And really ginormous. Anyway, this post is not about rugby. It’s about delicious sweet […]