Friday, December 31, 2010


This past year has been full of many changes. I finished my graduate degree, passed boards and officially became a registered dietitian, got my first real job, did a bit of traveling, moved to DC, said goodbye to some great friends and made lots of new ones. One thing that didn't change: my passion for cooking and food. I thought I would end 2010 with a collection of some of my favorite cooking and food adventures of the year. Enjoy.

4th of July with Katie

homemade manicotti

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Abby's Birthday Cake

Dinner at Founding Farmers- amazing flatbread

Cupcakes for Tom's Birthday

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Dinner with Kyle in Lafayette, LA

Rebecca and Andrew's wedding cake

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Under the Weather... Over the Moon

The soup that my wonderful boyfriend made me tonight because I am not feeling so hot. He wouldn't even let me help so I could rest. And keeping me out of the kitchen is not an easy thing to do. I am pretty lucky.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

You Say Frittata

One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to sleep in a bit, and then get up and make a delicious breakfast. I was on a frittata kick earlier this year- with lots of fresh veggies from the farmers market. I made my first one with a cast iron pan- which turned out pretty good. It is important to have a pan that can go into the oven for the last few minutes of cooking time.

I decided to add Amish potatoes into my second frittata, and it was great.
This week we decided to try some scones. I used a recipe for scones, and added dried cherries, pistachios and dark chocolate chips. It was a great combination- not to mention colorful. Buttermilk and not over-mixing are the secrets to good scones.

Happy Breakfasts!