Monthly Archives: April 2012

Potato-Bacon Chowder

When its the week before finals, and its raining outside, I really don’t want to be in school. So I left. If I looked at another algebra problem, I may have exploded. No, really-explosion! I failed algebra last year, which is one of the two reasons I didn’t graduate. BUT, with all the luck I […]

Beef Burgers with Carmelized Onions and Gorgonzola

You have to make this meal. You have to. The buns are crunchy, the burger is moist, sweet and creamy onions and tangy gorgonzola top it off, making it one of the best burgers I have ever eaten, seriously. Yup. 8 oz. That is half a pound, I know. It is sinful, gluttonous–I know. I […]


How stinkin’ cute is that?! I love coffee, there is nothing better when you get out of bed groggy and tired-eyed. The rich aroma, creamy texture, and bold taste. If you were to ask nine-year-old me, I would have told you orange soda was the best thing to wake you up in the morning. (yuck!) […]

Spring Fever…

Pistachios are one of my favorite snacks of all time. I have vivid memories of sneaking into my parent’s bedroom where my dad kept a plastic “bulk bin” grocery bag of red stained pistachio nuts. I loved their vibrant color, the fun of cracking open those tough little shells, and finally– the salty, nutty taste […]

My Dad’s Birthday (and Cupcakes!)

Yesterday was my Dad’s 63rd birthday. It is not a secret that my father and I have not always gotten along. Besides this fact, I still try to do what I can to make peace. In this case, it was make cake for his birthday. Well, actually, my plan was to make a pie, but […]

Not a Post About Pizza…

So… there was pizza. There was really, really, yummy pizza. BUT–there will be no post about this pizza–yet. I didn’t get to make this mouth-watering creation until about…11pm last night. I was cranky. Troy was cranky. There are no pictures, so there is no post. However,it will be posted shortly–I promise. So yesterday I went […]

Confessions… (and English Muffin Bread)

So, I have a confession to make. It is quite ironic because my first post was a cake, and this may come to your disbelief–I dislike making cakes. I do, I do. There, I said it. I feel much better to get that off of my chest. When I was in pastry school everyone could […]