Chicken Parmesan

Valentine’s Day was this week.  I was too busy to do much of anything, but my gift to myself was to get in five miles of aerobic exercise on Thursday after work.  I’ve been so stressed with work and life that it can feel hard to take the time to do things to take care…

Cuba Libre DC

My stomach is full right now, and my heart is happy.  I met up with my dear friend, Anthony, for dinner at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar.  Our original plan was to meet at Habana Village in Adams-Morgan.  However, they are not open on Tuesdays.  I was in the mood for Cuban food, so…

A “Super” Celebration

In the United States, Super Bowl Sunday is a holiday.  Sure it is not an official holiday, but it might as well be one.  The Super Bowl is the second biggest food holiday after Thanksgiving.  In a single weekend, Americans consume 1.38 billion chicken wings, 88 million pounds of cheese, 63.5 million pounds of pepperoni,…

Global Eats: Hungary

For the second meal for my Global Eats project, I traveled to the Central European country of Hungary.  I brought the other two members of the Hungry Trio along with me. Hungarian cuisine is quintessential Central European food.  The focus is on meats and cheeses.  Starches like potatoes and noodles are also commonly found.  Of…

Chickpea/Lentil Pasta

I took a much needed break from writing these past couple weeks.  It has been a very busy month for me between work and some pressing personal deadlines.  I love writing for my blog more than I could ever explain, but I knew if I didn’t hit pause, I was going to accomplish what I…

Buttermilk Desserts

Sometimes I plan my cooking around what I want to eat each week.  Other times, my plans are based on what ingredients I need to use up before they go bad.  This week, I had an excess of buttermilk that needed to be incorporated into my food plan. I basically only use buttermilk for desserts. …

When Disaster Strikes in the Kitchen

Yesterday just did not seem to be my day in the kitchen.  It was a hot mess, literally.  Fortunately, all the food turned out great, and my kitchen was okay.  This was certainly a night to remember though, or more like one I hope to forget. The Patriots were playing the Chiefs in the AFC…