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…

Le Diplomate DC

It’s been quite awhile since I have done a restaurant review, but this post is long overdue for multiple reasons.  Chris and I have been planning to have a night out at Le Diplomate for a little over a year now.  It was supposed to be our Christmas present to each other last year.  We just…

Miso Brussels Sprouts

I went out to brunch at Pennsylvania 6 DC on Saturday.  I was truly impressed with the entire experience from the my steak and eggs to the bottomless mimosa bar.  However, my favorite part of this brunch was the fried miso Brussels sprouts.  I had never thought to use miso in Brussels sprouts before, but…