tiramisu sponge cake

This is definitely the ugliest cake I’ve ever made so bear with me. It tastes good. The GS’ birthday was a week ago and my sous chef Greta and I balled out. He requested eggplant parmesan so we made that with homemade spaghetti and a spicy tomato sauce, plus this sponge cake. I had seen…

what’s on my kindle, part 41

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld. This is a fictional take on what Hillary’s life might have looked like if she hadn’t married Bill. It’s important to note that Curtis is a woman prior to reading. I found it pretty entertaining and thought-provoking. It’s not as good as Eligible, but nothing is.   Pretty Things by Janelle Brown. This…

sweet & spicy tofu sandwich

Hello! There’s obviously a lot going on in the world right now and while I make a general point of avoiding politics here I do feel compelled to say that I stand with Black Lives Matter, with the LGBTQ community, with the trans community. I’m doing a lot of listening and learning and thinking about…

tomato corn cheddar pie

On Friday I went to the grocery store for the first time in 3 months and it felt as though a part of my soul has been restored. Bless the Instacart shoppers for taking care of us, and of course our local spots that we’ve been able to hit for small things. But it’s been…

memorial day migas

Actually, I made this on Mother’s Day. Which I now realize was two weeks ago but hopefully you can make it tomorrow. We had gorgeous weather here so we took a long walk, and the GS made a surprise dinner. His original plan was to get me flours and flowers for my first Mother’s Day…

what’s on my kindle, part 40

Attached by Amir Levine. This is all about the science/psychology of attachment, specifically in romantic relationships. It’s interesting but I personally prefer The 5 Love Languages if you want to do a deep dive into your relationship. Long Bright River by Liz Moore. This is about a young female police officer in Philadelphia whose sister is a…

cheesy black bean tacos

Here’s one for #MeatlessMonday or #TacoTuesday. Or both! We recently had a leak in our mudroom and we are very fortunate that our friend moved in next door and also happens to be a contractor. So he and another very handy friend gave us several hours of free labor this weekend and I am eternally…

crab toast

Happy Friday! I know, all days are basically the same now. Last weekend we were looking for a touch of normalcy so we picked some crabs! It’s a Maryland pastime, and ’tis the season! If you’ve ever done this before you’ll understand why crab meat is so expensive. It takes forever to get a small…

egg roll in a bowl

Closing out week 6 here, friends. This is a sad and scary time. But I refuse to watch the news because I feel like I’m already doing everything that I can do (social distancing, making masks, ordering grocery delivery) so it’s better for my mental health to not expose myself to the 24 hour news…

salted caramel brownies: a journey

Given how much I love to bake, I’m routinely disappointed by the GS’ lack of enthusiasm related to desserts. Many nights I just bake two lonesome cookies for myself from a batch of dough I keep stored in the fridge at all times. He rarely partakes. But he randomly LOVES brownies. And I’ve made homemade…