Tag: recipe

Fun Food

Make a Big Mac at Home

I’m in the middle of Barre3’s “28 to Great” challenge and even though I feel amazing and enjoy the food I’m making, I’ve found myself giving longing looks to McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants as I drive by. If like me, you’re trying to eat whole foods and make […]

Holidays, Recipes

Contest (And Recipe): Roasted Pumpkin

Thanksgiving’s coming up, and this year, I wanted to try something a bit ambitious. I wanted to roast a pumpkin. From scratch. Like a big kid. You see, bringing a side dish to Thanksgiving is one thing, but bringing roasted pumpkin (instead of say, sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes) allows […]


Recipe: Cookie Cakes for Hackers

When someone asks you if you’re a god, you say “yes.” And when someone asks you where to find cookie cakes in Seattle, you say “my kitchen.” I had the pleasure of making cookie cakes for the one year anniversary of Hacker News Meetup Seattle, a great monthly networking event […]

Fun Food, Game of Thrones, Recipes

Game of Thrones Cookbooks

I hope you’re ready for stew, because two different Game of Thrones-inspired cookbooks are available for pre-order. A Feast of Ice and Fire, the official companion cookbook, won’t be available until May 29th. But if George R.R. Martin’s blessing means nothing to you, then you can put your order in […]

Fun Food

Favorite Holiday Treat: Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

International Delights approached me about creating a post and recipe around one of my favorite holiday treats. While thinking about holiday goodies, I was instantly transported back to Christmas mornings as a kid. The presents were open, the initial sugar rush from the stocking was starting to wear off, and […]


Pumpkin Beer Cupcakes

Fall doesn’t start for me until I enjoy my first pumpkin beer. This year, I connected with Dikla from Have Growler, Will Travel, and we created our own pumpkin beer tasting event. Naturally, that meant I needed to create some pumpkin beer cupcakes. These cupcakes are moist, dense, extremely pumpkiny, […]

Fun Food

Patience is a Virtue

I’ve recently begun learning how to make ice cream. The biggest things I’ve learned? Be patient and follow directions. Now, this is hard for a lot of us geeks. We want to throw out instructions and recipes and say “we know a better way!” However, I’ve learned it might be […]