Coming Down From Finals with Brie and Fig Jam

Confession: I LOVE appetizers.  Like, love love.  And lucky for me, the way my family celebrates Christmas happens to indulge that deep-abiding affection.  We do Christmas Day dinner with one side of the… Continue reading

Thai Sweet Potato Nachos

I know, I know– I said MORE than once that I was going to do this post about a salad.  And I was prepared to do so!  But when I asked BF what… Continue reading

Fall Salad– Pomegranates and Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese, Oh My!

You’ve probably seen iterations of this salad floating around the internet.  I was inspired by a sweet potato and pomegranate dish I spotted on Two Peas and Their Pod a few weeks ago (another saladless… Continue reading

Cranberry-Apple Pie and Going Home

I know, I know– Thanksgiving is over, and it’s time to diet again in anticipation of your next eating marathon (only 23 days to go!!!).  But this pie is SO yummy! And it… Continue reading

Banana Bread Crumb Cake

This cake came out of the oven mayyyyybe five minutes ago.  It’s supposed to cool for 10 minutes, but it smelled SO GOOD and I couldn’t wait to try it and then post… Continue reading

Roasted Tomato Camembert Dip

Do you need a minute to wipe the drool off your chin after reading the title of this post? Go ahead, I won’t look. In the meantime, I’ll tell you about the most… Continue reading

Tis the Season (Sorta)– Wintry Veggies and the Christmas Countdown

GUYS.  I have the BEST.  NEWS. EVER.  Christmas is only 50 days away! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This website should be your best friend for the next 50 days.  It snows.  It snows ON the website!… Continue reading

Cheesy Spinach-Asparagus Lasagna with Basil Cream Sauce

Last week in DC, the highs were in the mid-50s.  THE MID-50s!  I am of good, upstate New York stock, but I’ve lived in DC for a year and I’m weak, so sue… Continue reading

Easy Appetizer– Pistachio and Goat Cheese Grapes

Let’s talk about appetizers for a minute.  Because they’re kiiiiind of the best part of the meal.  Having an excuse to make a bunch of appetizers is MOST of the reason I like… Continue reading

Comfort Foods and Comfort Places

This weekend I got to go back to my alma mater for the first time since graduating.  It was SUPER exciting, because I was back to hear Hillary Clinton speak (What!?!  Right?!?)!  … Continue reading