Chocolate banana bread

A friend mentioned banana bread a few days ago and since there were 4 bananas hanging out on the counter, made double chocolate banana bread. Used Smitten Kitchen’s recipe. / […]

Ina’s Palmiers

Had lunch with the dogs’ Auntie J today at a ramen place.  The miso veggie ramen was good but the seafood okonomiyaki was SOGOOD. Love a savory pancake. For dessert, […]

Cherry cake

Had some cherries leftover so made a simple cake.  Unlike the cherry brownies, used fresh (not roasted) cherries – which worked well.  Not really sure the roasting did anything in […]

Apricot financiers

Spent the day in DC and while trying to get to Chaplin, a ramen place with an old fashioned bar vibe, from Chinatown walked by a pastry  shop  called Maison […]

Blueberry mini muffins

The dogs’ dad went out with some friends including one celebrating a birthday.  They were meeting super early (for a Saturday) so, blueberry birthday mini muffins. Used Smitten Kitchen’s blueberry […]

Harry Potter party

After 12+ years, a colleague found another job and has left for finer pastures.  But before he could leave, he needed a Harry Potter themed farewell party. Everyone rallied around […]

Raspberry brownies

As a thank you for birthday gifts I wanted to make some raspberry brownies for some friends. Used epicurious’s raspberry brownie recipe. Ingredients: 7 ounces dark chocolate (used Lindt […]

Panda cookies for J

The dogs’ dad’s mom recently had a birthday.   Tomorrow we are meeting up with her to have tea at Lady Camellia’s.   As part of her birthday gift, made […]

Coffee chocolate caramel chip cookies

These were part of the dogs’ Auntie A’s snack pouch. Ingredients: 8.5 oz all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 stick […]