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Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

This carrot cake is the first thing I’ve ever baked without adult supervision, and of the desserts I make, it remains my sister’s favorite. She asks me for the recipe about once a year, and I dutifully write it out each time, so this post is as much for my own convenience as it is for you.

Ziva/Zilara Rose Hall Dining Options

Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall is an all-inclusive property in Montego Bay, Jamaica, offering a family-friendly option at Ziva, and an adults-only option at Zilara. Three restaurants (Horizons, Petit Pariz, and Flavorz) are exclusive to the guests staying at Zilara and do not allow Ziva guests, which also means that no children will be…

Ricotta Pancakes with Caramelized Apples

Weekend mornings are a great time to make a big delicious breakfast. Weekend mornings are also a great time to take stock of what’s going on in the fridge and try to find a purpose for the sometimes slightly random assortment that may be occupying the shelves. Sometimes these two go together. This morning I…

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

I have gone to great lengths to convince my husband that lobster is delicious (that he learned the error of his ways overnight with help of a friend is a topic for a different post). I’ve tried to feed him pieces off my plate when I ordered lobster when we went out to no avail….

Crustless Bacon and Kale Mini-Quiches

It is no secret that I am very fond of bacon. I think that it does in fact make everything a little better…except, maybe, the results of your lipids test. But gastronomically speaking, bacon makes me happy. Breakfast and brunch are the times when bacon is most likely to appear in its unadulterated form. I…

Stuffed Potato Pancakes with Meat

Russian cuisine will always be comfort food for me. I get really excited when I come to visit my grandmother and she treats me to a plate of blinis or a borscht. Watching the women in my family spend hours in the kitchen, I assumed that most Russian recipes take forever, are really complicated, and…

Short Rib Hash

I love leftovers. I love being able to just open the fridge, take out a container, heat it up and eat. I also love re-purposing the contents of my fridge for new dishes once I get bored with the original. You can tell that I may have been watching too much Chopped on the Food…

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Long chilly winter evenings lend themselves perfectly to warm, cozy, braised meat dishes. Dishes one would never consider making in the heat of a New York summer.  Dishes like braised short ribs.