Practice What You Preach

This past weekend I catered a dinner party for some friends. They had a theme, and emailed me a list of ideas, but ultimately left the menu planning to me. Included in the email was a link to a cake that had caught their eye. I knew nothing about the website it came...

My Best Cookbook Finds of 2013

As always, there were a lot of “Best of” lists flying around the past few weeks. This year was a great year for cookbooks. I don’t need to get into which ones I thought were the best, because they were probably the same ones everyone else had. What I...

Cultured Buttermilk Coffee Rum Eggnog

It’s not traditional, but it’s tasty. Merry Christmas Cultured Buttermilk Coffee Rum Eggnog 4 oz Whole Milk Homemade Cultured Buttermilk 1 each farm fresh egg 2 oz Sea Island Java Coffee Flavored Rum 1 oz Rittenhouse Rye Pinch Grated Nutmeg Bar Spoon...

At My Fingertips

This week my family and I moved. While we only moved .9 miles, remaining in Frederick, Maryland, this move felt almost as challenging as moving across the country. If packing is the tedious part, unpacking is the fun part. While it’s hard being away from my...

Carrot Beurre Blanc

Carrot Beurre Blanc We made this sauce this week to go on top of pan seared hake that was being served for an event. Technically, I shouldn’t use the term “blanc” because it’s not. Obviously, the sauce is a vibrant orange. The sauce is really...