classic reuben

Sorry to anyone who is over the whole corned beef and cabbage thing after yesterday. Or maybe you overindulged on a different Irish delicacy and this is just the thing to pull you out of your hangover. You never know! Like a good Irish girl, I’ve loved corned beef since I was little. I was…

zucchini bread pudding

There is some blatant procrastinating going on right now. The America’s Next Top Model marathon is not helping. Anyway, I’ll tell you about this bread pudding instead of writing a paper! A+ student. I’m still trying to trick my body into enjoying desserts without chocolate in them. I made the peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip…

beer bread

Does this even need an explanation for why I made it? Probably not. But want to hear something really cool about me? (Your response: “Always.”) Both of my parents have a twin! No, their twins are not also married to each other. I’m weird enough without that kind of inbreeding. My mom’s twin, my Aunt…

cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread

It’s December! Whoa. Do we know what this means? 1) The countdown to ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas is over, and now the actual 25 Days of Christmas is beginning. A countdown to a countdown? If you say so. All I know is “Desperately Seeking Santa” is two hours of my life I’ll never…

pumpkin bread

I think I would have thrived in the 1950’s. I’m at my prime in housewife mode. On Tuesday I got out of clinic early and hustled right over to Target/Walmart/Michael’s to begin the Halloween assembly process. Usually I keep my Halloween ideas under wraps, but this is a sneak preview of my costume… Yes, that…

tomato soup and pretzel bread

Modern family, a mug cake, and mah blog. I know I said I was quitting the mug cakes but my microphone didn’t work in my Body Pump class tonight so I had to yell through the entire thing and after that exertion I earned it. Run on sentence. Crazy loud girl with a barbell. I almost made…

falafel and pita bread

This may be my greatest cooking adventure to date. I’m not sure why I’ve been consumed by the idea of making falafel considering I’ve had it once, the day I moved back to Baltimore. There’s a Mediterranean restaurant down the street from us called Baba’s that has really good food and is BYOB, pretty much…

chocolate zucchini bread

I need to cool it with the mug cakes. This is even a different recipe than the one I posted. Because I really need to be spending time finding additional ways to mix oil and cocoa powder and cook it in my microwave. This one was a little bit lighter, like the texture of mousse, but not…

my kitchen smells like heaven

Yesterday was a terrible horrible no good very bad day. Apparently when people from Maryland learn to drive it is perpetually sunny and dry, and the roads have no other cars on them. Because yesterday, in the rain, it took me an hour and a half to get to school. It usually takes 25 minutes. In…

adventures in pizza dough

So Kevin and I were still feeling a little down this weekend, and because I’m not remotely affectionate I express my love through food. I decided it was time for me to tackle bread making. Yes, I’m a yeast virgin. Unless you count the time my cousin Chrissie and I decided we were going to…