Cheesecake’s European Cousin

Disclaimer: I am not a cheesecake kind of girl. I am not, I swear. However…lately…something about these European cheesecakes have me jazzed. Thanks to a sweet-toothed friend who always knows the right dessert spot (and usually insists on cheesecake), well, she has me crazy for these European cheesecakes. What’s a European cheesecake? I really have…

Spinach Ricotta Brunch Bake

Family Christmas typically comes with a plate of infamous egg casserole, some love it, others, not so much. This year, our lean squad was traumatized by an abundance of croutons thanks to some belated Thanksgiving stuffing and decided to forgo the bread laden egg casserole. So, we tried a new, but still not-so-light breakfast bake…

Big Mamma’s Famous Truffle Pasta

No, I’m not calling myself Big Mama, not to worry. For my birthday, a Wednesday, with restaurants shut down for the Rona, I needed a fun, indulgent recipe to whip up for the occasion. Thanks to French Vogue, I landed on Big Mamma’s Famous Truffle Pasta. Could the name be any better? And possibly less…

Rick Andrew Martinez Double Pork Carnitas

Need a totally fail-proof make ahead main to feed a crowd? Rick Andrew Martinez delivers yet another perfect recipe, this time instead of Brown Butter Toffee Cookies, it’s double pork carnitas. That man is so creative. He ruled my taco buffet this weekend and I can confirm that these are tasty both hot and cold….

Sparkly Cranberry Cake

I realize the holidays were nearly a month ago now, so consider this recipe a bit late or bit early for Valentine’s Day. You will want to make this for Valentine’s Day. It has red accents like that. Maybe just sub out some raspberries and let me know how it goes. This cake is THAT…

Ya’ Win Some, Ya’ Dim Sum

Let’s take a break from the Euro travels of the last few weeks to focus on something closer to home – the annual sibs’ night out in downtown Raleigh! Always a good time, full of family gossip, and never dull, this year was no exception. This year we started at Fox’s Liquor Lounge which was…

Ex Anniversaries and Steak Salad Nicoise

Last week would have been my twelfth wedding anniversary and I never really know what to do with that day any more. I look forward to the next great relationship so that I don’t feel the need to mark it any longer, but for now, we persist. The last few years I’ve spent it as…

2017 Met Gala Review

I can’t resist a red carpet (or award show) which makes the Meta Gala one of the best nights of the year. Tonight is such a night! I thought I’d marry my forever love of red carpets with my current obsession of the new age features from IG story…the scrawling script of a five-year old. This…

24 Carrot Magic in the Air

This is definitely the cake Bruno Mars croons over in his 24 Carrot jam. It does, in fact, only contain eight large carrots, but I think you’ll let it slide after you taste it. My next door neighbor did (apartment 414) when he ate HALF of this cake in two days. That is an impressive…

Love Sweet, Love, Take 2

We heard from Chef Jaime and her Valentine’s Day plans. I thought you might be curious to hear what I’m preparing. I’m such a cheeseball, I do kind of love this holiday. Not in a fancy dinner and gifts sort of way, but more in a 5th grade arts and crafts sort of way. I’m…

2016 Wrapped Up

“2016, playing dirty, not clean.” – Drake Elated this year is over, as just about everyone is it seems. Rather than dwell on the meme-worthy awfulness of the year, I decided to take a look back at the best bits. Solo-travel watercolour sunrises on Miami Beach. Some of my fav ladies enjoying a party at…

Merry Merry

Wishing everyone the brightest day during one of the best times of the year. Thanks for reading. ❤