Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel

Hello December, how I’ve missed you!  Sure, December is a cold, wet month with the least amount of daylight.  I will admit to loathing how during December, I leave home for the office in the dark each morning, and then leave the office for home in the dark each evening.  It’s pretty depressing.  But December also brings endless… Read More Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel

Roasted Red Onion and Delicata Squash

Guys, how is it already mid-November?!  Portland has done that thing it does every year where it goes from sunny and perfect to rainy and cool.  I’m getting an urge to hibernate, but instead of doing my normal “hibernating and baking,” this year it’s been more “hibernating and cooking.”  I know, what have I become?… Read More Roasted Red Onion and Delicata Squash

European Travels, Part 3: Champagne Tasting in Reims

Welcome to the third and final part of my European Travels – Champagne Tasting in Reims!  If you’re looking for Part 1 on my time in London, you can find it here, and Part 2 on Paris, you can find it here. The one time we left the city during our trip to Paris was to go champagne tasting… Read More European Travels, Part 3: Champagne Tasting in Reims

Roasted Vegetable and Lentil Salad

One of the many things I learned after spending six days in Paris is that the French are big fans of long, relaxing lunches made up of an aperitif, three courses, and a considerable amount of wine.  My normal lunch is spent at my desk with whatever protein and veggies I can throw together in a Tupperware… Read More Roasted Vegetable and Lentil Salad