Berry Greetings from the Future

If I told you that I knew what you’d be eating two days from now for breakfast, would you believe me? You should, because I’m a psychic. Well, a baking psychic. That’s psychic with an ‘-ic,’ not with an ‘-o.’ Thanks very much. That’s right, two days ago I made my world famous berry good…

Fresh Carbs and Post Updates

Thought I'd give you all an update on my situation with the Unscripted Hotel in Durham. I received the nicest email from the hotel manager. He apologised profusely, offered a refund of the stay, and a complimentary next stay. So generous! I look forward to trying to property again and updating my review. He even…

Stuff I Ate at Hotel San Cristobal

The Hotel San Cristobal was not only gorgeous, the sunsets spectacular, but the food was overwhelmingly wonderful. So much so that there was a chef party under the moonlight I so desperately wanted to crash. And everyone knows the ruin across the street full of chefs can’t be wrong. First order of business upon arriving…

Nutella Bark

What’s the world’s most perfect food? Nutella, of course! That’s why when I needed a truly quick (like 20 minutes) quick treat to bake for a recent birthday, I turned to this super simple recipe. It’s the quality ingredients that make it, so it can be a tad pricey to throw together, but perfect when…

Other Grand Snacks in Grand Cayman

It wasn’t all tasting menus and drinks on the beach. I managed to eat a bevy of other thangs as well, because, well…what else was I to do? Because I’m just a dainty lady, these 15 things were my top favorites: Burrata at Ave. Holy crap, this was hands down the best burrata of my…

Nico Osteria

Playing tag along to the Gent’s meetings last week in Chicago was far too enjoyable. I saw lots of friends, but also kept a “treat yo’self” day for myself. The day started with a stroll down Michigan Avenue, reflecting on how much it’s changed and how much isn’t   there anymore. Less than enamored, I…

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…

It’s Friday, I’m in Love…

It’s Saturday morning….shhh. I was going to share my finds of the week last night, but fell asleep gearing up for the Oscar’s watching Manchester-by-the-Sea. It was that good. Or I was just that tired. Without further ado…. Girl Scout Cookie Macarons from Lucette Grace. Clockwise from 12 o’clock: Tag along- Nommm Lemonade- very fresh….

Love, Sweet Love

  Hello, loving readers! We are prepping for Valentine’s Day with a little inspo from Chef Jaime today. Yours truly will share her similar thoughts soon and we can decide together who’s version of love and baking is the grossest…or at least the ooey-ist, gooey-ist. What are you baking for your hubs for Valentine’s Day?…

The Super Model Project:  French Toast Casserole

I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for so long that this past weekend I strong armed a bunch of friends who like to cook into having a potluck brunch. We were all iced/snowed in and what else did we have to do anyway? Finally. My casserole. After calling around to local markets during Snowmageden…

The One Cookie You MUST Make this Season

If you’re like me and having the most low key Christmas in the history of Christmases (just me and the ‘rents and far too much attention), it’s getting difficult to resist the urge to bake. The baking struggle was particularly aggressive as the push and pull of gingerbread vs sugar cookie is a tough battle….

Pralines and Cream

While coming off of the perfect long weekend was tough, I had these some New Orleans pralines to get me through. I’m not sure why I thought I loved pralines as they are ludicrously sweet, but to appease my 17 year old self, I bought a few at the airport. With a fistful of candies…