Rosemary Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese Tart with Arugula and Balsamic Honey Drizzle

Phew that’s a long name. No way around that unfortunately, and I hope it doesn’t deter you. It doesn’t take a lot of time, prep, or ingredients but tastes like you’ve spent all day making a complicated dish. The colors also look very impressive on a plate, so it would be perfect to impress your friends at a spring brunch!

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Brunch Time!

I’m not sure I could love brunch more than I do. I’m not sure if it’s because I went to school in DC, and then stayed in DC, where there is a prominent brunch culture. I think it the end it just speaks to my food soul. It’s the best of both worlds. You don’t have to chose between breakfast or lunch food, or sweet or savory, and it’s completely appropriate to drink mid-day. I could easily write a dissertation on brunch and why it is so amazing, but I will spare you. I’m sure I don’t have to convince you of the wonders of brunch, so I’ll just move on to the post. Continue reading

Roasted Red Pepper Scones with Caramelized Onion and Roasted Garlic Butter

I’m back! I hope all five of you missed me. Unfortunately my computer at home has been on its slow march towards death for a while, and I could no longer deal with trying to write a blog post on it. But, we’re up and running with a new computer, so I hope to have a lot more posts soon!

I have always loved scones, whether savory or sweet. For some reason I also tend to like ones that are somewhat stale and boring flavors (the vegan oat scone at Whole Foods really does it for me), but that’s more of a personal issue. I promise that these scones are not dry whatsoever, and that they are packed with flavor. The butter then just takes it to a whole new level. Continue reading

White Chocolate and Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding

This is it! I am finally doing this. It’s kind of ironic, since I’m currently doing a juice cleanse for the next three days. The reason: I have not been eating very well lately, and not really worked out, and my BFF is coming to down for FOUR DAYS of solid eating and drinking. I’m talking mimosas. every. day. So I have to prep my system for the shock that’s about to come.

I’ll start this blog by giving a warning: I love healthy eating, but not when I have time to really put energy into cooking/baking. Does that make sense? On a random Tuesday, nothing sounds better than some pesto covered salmon with a side of roasted brussels sprouts. But give me a Saturday afternoon and it’s on. Typically with sweets or pasta, both of which provide much comfort. Continue reading