Sweet Dreams

One of my favorite things about the neighborhood I live in is that it includes eCreamery‘s  boutique ice cream parlor. It feels extra-special because its custom ice cream has been featured as a hot gift idea in all kinds of places, like The View and USA Today. AND they’re headed to the South Beach Wine… Continue reading Sweet Dreams

Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream and Praline

Check out this delicious cake that my friend and I made this weekend! We only knocked over one bowl of sifted dry ingredients and the leftover half of the cake… a success in my book, considering this recipe required us to make our own pralines and whipped cream.  We agreed that praline-making is a very… Continue reading Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream and Praline

Vegetable Weekend

Thursday I was offered a chance to pick up an unclaimed CSA share, and naturally couldn’t refuse. We came into a bounty of tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, kale, beans, peppers, broccoli, raspberries and more. So we have been eating many vegetables! My favorite is a fresh herb-and-tomato salsa made with these delicious cherry tomatoes. Despite the… Continue reading Vegetable Weekend

Best Birthday Dinner Ever

[image by skeksa @ Gastronomic Fight Club via Flickr] My requirements for an awesome birthday: My husband being there (versus being on the other side of the world). Partying with friends. Cupcakes from Cupcake Island. No pressure to do anything I didn’t want to do. The Boiler Room restaurant being as great as everyone says… Continue reading Best Birthday Dinner Ever