Global Eats – Ireland

With St. Patrick’s Day being this past week, I felt it was the perfect time for the next installment of my Global Eats project.  I know it’s super cliche, but if I was going to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish food, I felt I might as well do it well. The partner of the…

St. Patty’s Day Treats

I am currently suffering from a bit of a sleep deprivation headache.  This weekend was filled with so many great adventures, but I am not 21 anymore.  I need my sleep, and I did not get much of that. Partly to blame was me thinking it would be a good idea to stay up and…

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,…

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. …

Rainbow Cake, a Narrative Story

I have been suffering from some major writer’s block lately.  That is why it has been taking me so long to get my posts up.  I am working on a personal statement.  This will be the most important piece of writing I’ve ever completed, and that is a bit terrifying.  Sometimes it is the pieces…

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

I am now home and back to work, but I had a lovely few days home with family for the holidays.  Christmas is a big celebration in my family.  We love giving each other thoughtful gifts and spending time together eating and being merry.  Well, the being merry part is hard for me because I…

The 25 Days of Christmas Cookies

I mentioned in my previous post that I gave myself a huge baking challenge for the holidays this year.  I wanted to make 25 different batches of cookies for the holidays.  What started out as a brainstorming session for cookie ideas turned into an over-ambitious goal for myself.  I just couldn’t decide what to make. …