Blue Cheese and Walnut Biscuits with Bacon Date Jam

Blue Cheese Walnut Biscuits with Bacon Date Jam

Sometimes I get very jealous of Ina Garten. No, I’m not saying that I long for a closet full of blue denim shirts — nobody should even try to rock those like the Barefoot Contessa.  My envy derives from her massive and beautiful gardens, which are located behind her even more massive and beautiful Hamptons home. There she will be, mid-episode of her Food Network

Homemade Twix Bars

Twix Bars

I have an odd habit when it comes to eating.  O.K., I actually have several odd habits when it comes to eating (i.e. snacking on frozen peas), but with this post in mind, I have one quirk in particular. I like to deconstruct my food. I don’t mean “deconstruct” in a super fancy-pants Top Cheffy kind of way, where all of the dish’s individual components

Sour Cherry Lattice Pie Bars


I’m just as guilty as any other avid baker/cook when it comes to an overabundance of kitchen supplies.  It has gotten to the point where I simply cannot cram any more pots/pans/mini appliances that I don’t really use/baking dishes into my cabinets.  Trust me, I have tried to re-stack or rearrange the whole lot in every way possible.  Nothing new is taking up residency in