Habitat & Snacks at 1 Hotel South Beach

A long weekend at the 1 Hotel South Beach was pretty much what the doctor ordered to close out a crazy work week, fiscal year, start to 2019, all the things! I spent a solo day at the hotel, relaxing and test driving all three snack establishments. First, was the rooftop bar/restaurant which vibe was…adults…

Jalapeño Popper Eggs

Pop this in your mouth! Just your mouth. Only your mouth. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, open cuts, or netherlands for days after prepping this. I won’t share which combination of mistakes I made with this…. I do not know what on earth happened, but I purchases either the hottest batch of jalapenos or perhaps,…

Carrot Cake Bars

Every year for my very lovely friend’s birthday on March 12, I bake a carrot cake. Last year, as with tradition, I did so and got (jokingly) yelled at for baking an entire cake for one person. While I implored him to just freeze part of it, he opted to have a rather festive birthday…

Macaron & Mayhem Guide: Marfa, TX

Keep in mind Marfa is a tiny town of just a few thousand people. Some locals I spoke to made mention that travel magazines have overly written up the town to be larger than it is and I’d have to agree. Still, a lovely trip, but here are a few tips to keep you on…

Green Eggs and Ham – aka the recipe for Arugula Pesto

Just in time for St. Pat’s, or Dr. Seuss Week…I understand that is a thing…? Here is a very festive way to clean out your fridge – a green eggs and ham egg bake. First, you’re going to take that bag of arugula that you bought a week ago and didn’t really touch and turn…

Funk Food: Sweet Potato Muffins

After my weekend of experiments with mashed sweet potatoes, I didn’t know what to do with all of the leftovers…and there were quite a few! I came across this recipe on Pinterest for “muffins” made of mashed sweet potato. They looked lovely, but after they came out of the oven, I wasn’t totally bowled over…

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last Friday, I dropped off four Peanut Butter Cookies to a colleague as a simple, “happy-Friday-eat-these-with-your-coffee” treat. I come to find out that somehow she had rationed just a few cookies so that she could share them with both her mum and boyfriend. So sweet. Naturally, the next step was to make an entire batch…

Peanut Butter Cookies

A recipe so nice, I’ve made it twice (this week). (Don’t worry, mostly to distribute to friends and colleagues). The basis of this is Ina’s recipe, but it has been modified a bit for ultimate enjoyment and accolades from your friends and family. The need to try this came from the realization that I had…

Hotel Crescent Court – Dallas

One more night in Texas! What a fun trip full of bits and pieces of everything high and low. The trip ended on a very high note, at the Hotel Crescent Court. The lobby was just DIVINE. Like could this be my living room? Or someone send me some funky flowers? I mean… And the…

Hotel Saint George – Marfa

Not knowing how’d I’d feel about sleeping in a trailer (which was THE best), I booked my second night at the new hotel in town, Hotel Saint George. I stopped by early in the day hoping for a shower and a snack since both are limited in Marfa. No go. Good thing I didn’t, as…

Cochineal Marfa

Valentine’s Day is over (boo). So, let’s get back to Marfa (yay!). Can we go back to Marfa? Maybe with someone handsome to share a teepee with and dine under the stars at Cochineal? Nothing too specific… Cochineal came recommended, not as highly as Stellina, but still decently much so by a number of Marfians…

Supermodel Project: Braised Short Ribs

I was a little nervous for the Valentine’s Day main event, Chrissy Teigan’s Braised Short Ribs, because I’d never made them before. It was a leap of faith down the supermodel cooking runway. Ms. Teigan suggests serving said ribs over a sweet potato mash that is flavored with maple syrup. While I may like Valentine’s…