Rose’s Luxury – DC

Well it certainly has been awhile since I have posted a restaurant review. Prior to my recent trip to DC, I could not tell you the last time I ate at a restaurant (outside of the Spanish restaurant where I work). Chris and Andrew gave me the surprising treat of taking me to Rose’s Luxury…

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Oakmont Bakery – Oakmont, PA

Now a well-known bakery in Western PA, Oakmont Bakery started out with a humble beginning.  It has now grown into a new 12,500 square foot space and has been named “Best Bakery” by several Pittsburgh Area publications. Oakmont is a small town of about 6,400 people sitting a little over 10 miles from Pittsburgh, PA. …

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A Big Fat Greek Dinner Party

As I mentioned in my last post, while I was in Cincinnati for the Fourth of July, I helped my aunt host a dinner party focused on Greek cuisine. Since she and my uncle had just returned from nearly a month long trip to Greece, she wanted to share her culinary experience with her friends.…

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Cincinnati Eats

Over the 4th of July holiday, I went to Cincinnati to visit my Aunt Tracy and Uncle Dave. My aunt is my dad’s older sister, and the two of us have a lot in common. We look alike; we are the second  born of four children (with an older sister and two younger brothers); we…

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Raspberry Sweet Rolls

I was extra excited to come home for Christmas this year, because I got to be reunited with my dog, Sadie, after she was lost the day I had to return from Thanksgiving. Fortunately, she has recovered well and is still enjoying the pink bacon-scented ball I got her last month. I decided to try…

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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 was only on batch number three…

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The 12 Days of Biscotti

I took on a HUGE baking challenge for this holiday season. Just part of that was making 12 different types of biscotti. This post is all about how I turned my apartment into a mini biscotti factory. If you have never had them before, biscotti are these hard, Italian cookies eaten with coffee. The name…

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