Yearly Archives: 2017


These ultra-chocolatey cupcakes are spiked with coffee and a jig (or two) of Grand Mariner for a handheld treat that's dangerously good.

Man Gettin’ Chocolate Cupcakes

Ultra-chocolatey and spiked with coffee, these handheld babies are dangerously good. If you want to just get down to the business of baking, (click here.) I spent last weekend, a good portion of the weekend before that, and pretty much every single evening in-between making dust pies and acquainting myself […]


Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

Chewy crust. Cheesy, saucy goodness. Sausage. Pesto. It’s oh, so good. If you want to jump to the eating portion of this Chicago-style deep dish pizza shindig, (just click here.) I was going to publish this last week…but then Saturday’s phone call came. And I was making plane reservations, and […]

Mexican and Sausage Style Deep Dish Pizza

Coconut-Cranberry Chews

Coconut-Cranberry Chews 2

Last Saturday morning, I was standing in the kitchen when I returned my dad’s call. Sun was pouring through the window. Dishes from Friday night’s deep dish extravaganza were stacked in the sink. And as I hung up the phone, I thought to myself, I wish I’d known him better. […]


Paseo

It’s almost un-Seattleite to admit one has never tasted the slow-roasted, sloppy pork goodness of a Paseo sandwich. But prior to the hoopla of closing doors and social media outcries, the veritable lack of parking and indoor seating made a Paseo visit difficult to fit in the schedule. 

The 'Fish of the Day' sandwich at Paseo.

Honey Mustard Slaw

Honey Mustard Slaw (inspired by Melanie Cates)

They say shit gets real when you get married. And it does in the whole lot of vow making, ring wearing, debating about who gets which side of the bed kind of way. There’s something unctuous about it. Something delightful about pointing across the room and saying, “He’s my husband.”