You wouldn’t know it from this heat, but fall is almost here! Fall is my favorite time of year. And to be honest, (unpopular opinion coming…) I’m not a fan of the pumpkin stuff. I don’t drink the PSLs, I don’t eat pumpkin pie, I just really don’t care for pumpkin anything. But Shipyard Pumpkinhead is a super popular fall beer here in Boston. And it’s served in a glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.
So I know these National food days get out of hand, but bear with me here. Sunday is National German Chocolate Cake. It’s also my dad’s birthday. And German Chocolate Cake is his favorite cake. Is your mind blown?! Mine was. But maybe that’s because I’ve known his favorite is German Chocolate Cake for a long time, but only recently discovered that the official holiday is on the same day as his birthday! Continue Reading
When my husband and I finally decided to spend our wedding gift cards, probably like 2 years after our wedding, one of our purchases was cast iron skillets. We got a really large one, and then a smaller 8″ one. My husband spent a lot of time learning how to care and maintain them and learned that we should have separate cast irons for savory and sweet. We agreed that the large one would be savory and the small one would be sweet. Because what one person would need more than 8 inches of skillet dessert? (Oh wait, me. I would.) Continue Reading
A lot of the people nearest and dearest to me have April birthdays. When April birthdays fall on Passover, it’s particularly difficult to get creative. Flourless chocolate cake and meringues seem to be fairly consistent desserts during Passover (though, real talk, those Passover boxed cake mixes are legit). So when I saw that Molly Yeh would be posting a recipe for a chocolate chip cookie cake that is Kosher for Passover, I was over the moon excited to give it a go! Continue Reading
When we lived in Louisville, the St. Patrick’s Day parade day was one of my favorite days of the year. It seems like everyone in the city comes out for that parade. And to make it even more fun, it usually coincides with March Madness basketball, which is such a big deal in Louisville. Here in Boston, the parade is much larger, usually much colder, and I hear it’s a bit rowdier. I have yet to attend a Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade, but it seems like quite the event!