[recipe] Cake for the Bride

Two of my good friends are getting married to each other this month – and what a beautiful month to get married. We threw her a bridal shower in April, and although it was a DIY affair, it turned out beautifully because a) we all had the same vision for the shower and b) the bridesmaids…

[recipe] Super (not-so) secret cookie recipe

Someone once told me that unless you have a go-to cookie recipe, that you’re not really a baking afficionado. So to that person, I say – “In your face.” I’ve been using a particular cookie recipe for a while now, and it works for me. I always have the ingredients in my kitchen, or can…

[recipe] Peppermint Thoughts

Many of you don’t actually know what I do (did?) for a living… a freelance corporate instructor. Don’t know what that is? That’s ok, I don’t get it sometimes either. But basically, it means different companies hire me for different amounts of time to teach their employees. Most of the time it’s Business English, but…

[recipe] Rest Frittata

I love the late-morning/no-schedule/books-to-be-read/coffee-to-be-brewed/miles-to-be-run feeling that I get during summer. I love that I can sit down and drink a cup of coffee without burning my tongue because I need to rush out the door, or that I can make a GOOD batch of pasta sauce because hallelujah, I don’t have to pack my lunch…

Pizza Toast (aka the poor college grad’s pizza)

So I mentioned in one of my previous posts that eating out is expensive… it’s definitely true. Too bad I don’t listen to my own advice. I’ve been eating out a LOT lately and it’s definitely putting a dent in my wallet. So this past weekend I didn’t go out at all and cooked all…