Weekly Wednesday Recipe: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

Hello beautiful followers! We are just one day away from Thanksgiving– one day hooray! Thank you to all of you who read my stories and enjoy my recipes & baking. I am forever thankful & grateful for each of you. In the past, I’ve written posts sporadically. Admittedly, whenever I could find the time to…

Your trip to Charleston should include biscuits, beer, &…sushi

What if you could go somewhere with warm weather, fantastic food, on the water, with a bustling downtown, charming architecture and houses, history, and 15+ breweries. You can– it’s Charleston! I visited Charleston for the first time last month and fell in love with the area. You know what I learned while planning the trip?…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Acai Bowl!

Ok, I’m officially obsessed. Acai bowls are SO GOOD!! They’re smooth, creamy, so satisfying, and HEALTHY! It’s changing my life. Big statement? Absolutely. I’m so excited to make all sorts of acai bowls. This one here tastes like CHOCOLATE! Which, as you probably know, is my favorite food. Not only that, but one bowl has…

Homemade French Bread + Avocado Goat Cheese Appetizer

What’s better than fresh-baked bread? The smell instantly makes your stomach growl. The taste is so fresh. Texture is light and soft. mmmm First, we’re going to make this herbed French bread ^^ Then, I’ll walk you through turning it into the perfect at-home happy hour appetizer with goat cheese, avocado, and pistachios: The bread!…

Chocolate Red Wine Cake Truffles & Stout Brownie Truffles

You’ve had cake. You’ve had brownies. You’ve had truffles. But, have you ever had… These?! Behold: Dark chocolate red wine cake truffles with coconut, and milk chocolate stout brownie truffles with crushed peanut butter pretzels. I wanted to make something special to give to all the people I love for Valentine’s day. I came up…

Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches with Cream Cheese Frosting!

Aka: “Little slices of heaven” That’s the feedback I got when I brought these little beauties to a friend’s birthday celebration! I love birthdays. And as you may have guessed, like to create new treats to make for people’s birthdays. Don’t get me wrong– birthday cake is classic, and sometimes, there’s nothing better than your…

The Best Fried Egg Sandwich

It’s Sunday. You have brunch on your mind. Enter, this sandwich: I’m a sucker for anything with a fried egg on top. Looks delicious, no?? And it’s even healthy– whole grains, veggies, healthy omega-3 fats, and lean protein. Hungry? Let’s eat. What you need: (serves 4) 4 Whole wheat sandwich thins 1 10-oz pack sliced…

Red Pepper Chicken Burger – NOM

Folks, Prepare yourselves for a simple, delicious, & healthy dinner. We’re making homemade chicken burgers with eggplant, roasted red pepper, mushrooms, onions, and, the most important part, the fried egg on top. See that? OH yes, it’s delicious. Let’s start cooking: Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Burger Sliders Serves 4. Ingredients: 1 pound chicken breast 5…

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Don’t you love sprinkles? They add color and happiness to everything that they’re in or on, whether that’s cake or brownies or…. cookies! Did you know that May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?? Well, I found that out this year. So naturally, I had to make cookies. Rather than traditional chocolate chip, I…

Mandu’s Danny Lee Wins Cochon 555 DC!

Do you like pork? Love food? Want to support a culinary movement? Then Cochon 555 is right up your alley. Tonight’s winner — Danny Lee from Mandu, congrats!! What exactly is he the winner of, you ask? Cochon 555 features 5 local chefs utilizing 5 heritage-breed pigs to create up to 6 dishes using any and…

Goat Cheese Greek Yogurt Berry Cheesecake Bars!

Everyone likes cheesecake. Really though, have you ever met someone who says they dislike it? Creamy, dreamy, silky, luscious…mmmmmmmm… I made these as my monthly improv cooking challenge item. Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker produces this awesome monthly challenge. There are two required ingredients each month, and everyone makes something that contains both ingredients (+ anything…

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cupcakes with Mascarpone Whipped Cream!

Everyone loves cupcakes. Yes, everyone. Even if you don’t really like the cake itself, the idea of a cupcake is whimsical, fun, and special. Especially here in DC, there seems to be a huge cupcake craze. People wait in multi-hour-long lines just to get their hands on some of these individually-sized mini cakes. A friend of mine…