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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New Year’s Eve Party

Happy second day of the year! I have had a very busy few days full of deliciousness, so I am just having time to sit down to write. I have loved being back in DC to visit with my friends, but I am now ready to go home and get back to work. I have…

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Summer Cookout Recipes

Summer may be my least favorite season. I enjoy many the summer activities, and especially summer food. In theory I would like summer, but I absolutely hate being hot. I don’t spend as much time outside during summer as many of my friends do because I can’t stop sweating. However, I was looking forward to…

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Lemon Blueberry Cake for a Summer Birthday Celebration

Yesterday was Chris’s birthday. If you are just reading my blog for the first time, Chris is my best friend of almost ten years. We met on the first day of freshman orientation at college in 2010, and we have been inseparable ever since. We celebrated Chris’s 27th birthday with some of our lovely friends.…

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Mudspot Restaurant – NYC East Village

I have been home for two weeks; yet, I am still writing about my trip in April to New Orleans, Boston, and New York. This post will wrap up my trip, and what better way to finish than with a post about brunch.  Brunch is one of my favorite pastimes. I almost never turn down…

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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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Pasta Fest

I have been vigorously preparing for the biggest (and by far my favorite) Catie Cooks project since I started this blog. On Sunday evening, I organized a dinner party I dubbed “Pasta Fest” and invited 20 of my friends over for a fantastic dinner, probably the biggest I have ever prepared. On the menu was:…

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Stuff’d Pierogi Bar – Downtown Pittsburgh

Beautiful skies. Bridges. Museums. Coffee in the Strip. What’s missing from this gorgeous Pittsburgh day? Pierogi.  Pierogi are filled dumplings present in various Eastern European cuisines. They are traditionally boiled and may be pan-fried before serving (aka the best way to eat pierogi). The filling most known in the United States is potato and cheese,…

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