Hashbrown Crust Quiche

Christmas this year saw the introduction of a beautiful new brunch creation that was as simple to make as it is colorful– hasbrown crust quiche! Made in a springform pan, it looks daringly more elegant and complicated than it actually is. She held together quite nicely when sliced! Hashbrown Crust Quiche For the crust: For…

Coco Bistro- Providenciales

After the year I had, I was grateful to be entering my 40th trip around the sun, rather than dreading this threshold of midlife. The day itself must have been built off of my vibe because it was absolutely better than expected. If you’re with good friends, what more do you really need, but I…

Grace Bay Club- Providenciales

After the craziest year complete with a c!^#r diagnosis and recovery, it was essential to celebrate my 40th in a big way. Lucky for me, tropical islands are pretty appealing to old friends in December, so away to Providenciales we went for birthday festivities and a grad school reunion. We opted to stay at the…

Ina’s Chipotle Cheddar Crackers

I must have been good this year as I received TWO new Ina cookbooks for my collection! Despite not planning any meals whatsoever while at my parents’ house, I had to break into Ina’s ‘Go To Dinners’ with…well…not a dinner, but the best salty, savory, apero snack I’ve made in awhile. ‘Twas so nice, I…

Mercado- Fort Wayne

Question: what’s a girl to do if she’s trapped in an entire country that doesn’t do Mexican food well or allow the sale of hot peppers? Answer: hit every Mexican restaurant north of the country itself, including the delicious Mercado in Fort Wayne. The sibs treated me to a (very) early dinner one (very) cold…

Pendry Chicago

The prior to my 40th trip around the sun, the gentleman suitor type person (edited: master manipulator) and I spent a very chilly weekend in Chicago. It was his first time there and my first in seemingly as many years. So much has changed, new neighborhoods crop up, old haunts shut, the shopping a bit…

Sweet Potato Casserole Waffles

Leftover whipped sweet potatoes crowding your fridge? I can attest that shoving them in some waffle batter is an excellent use of their efforts for breakfast the next day and perform equally as well in the toaster on day two. Sweet Potato Casserole Waffles Adapted from Grace and Good Eats

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

The star of this year’s cookie plate is reminiscent of a cookie I found at Violet Bakery in London several years ago and have been chasing ever since. Some might argue these are better suited to the citrus-laden days of spring, but I think they are perfect for the holidays. Plus, their citrusy glaze keeps…

Cora Pearl- London

Good ole lady of the evening, Cora Pearl, strikes again! Remember when I made her my best friend last year? This girl, here? The one with the greatest fish stew…. A year later, after a whollllleeeee lot of stuff happening, I saw her again. I was so sad she didn’t deliver her fish stew. Last…

London at Christmas

Could there possibly be a better city for Christmas than London? Even if festivities begin ludicrously early, the twinkling lights, oversized trees, and flying angels take the streets, I venture to solidly say absolutely not. This is the pinnacle. It’s the most wonderful time o the year, indeed mate!

Harvest Apple Cake

Still have apples from your overly curated IG apple picking? Thought you might… why don’t I introduce you to my Grandmother’s apple harvest cake recipe. It’s a family tradition, ludicrously simple, and succinctly captures that fall magic in every bite. Harvest Apple Cake

Ina’s Winter Squash Soup

Is it clear I’m coming upon 40… I love soup….this must be a key sign of entering the next decade. This one was so easy, so comforting, and ludicrously simple if you buy squash that is already cubed. It’s definitely one for the winter rotation and if you top it with pretzel bread croutons and…