Bacon Week 2014: Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Welcome back to Bacon Week – today we have something that was a little more experimental than yesterday’s bacon-wrapped asparagus: bacon cinnamon rolls! I had a lot of fun with this recipe, although to be perfectly frank it did not turn out quite as well as I was hoping.  I know I say this every year […]

Bacon Week 2014: Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

It’s time, dear ones!  It’s time for a whole week-long extravaganza of BACON! To kick things off this year, we have a recipe oddly resembling “healthy” (not that most things wrapped in bacon are actually healthy, I suppose).  Today we have a delicious, sweet recipe for bacon-wrapped asparagus. As of last year I decided to […]

Bacon Week 2014: It’s almost here!

Hello hello! Bacon Week, it comes every year and it’s here again!  Starting next Monday, n00bcakes begins its 4th annual week of bacon recipes.  Will you be joining us? First of all, if you don’t know about Bacon Week, I highly suggest you read my basic summary here.  It’ll tell you what in the world is […]

Grandma G’s Kolache – Take 2!

A few years ago (3, in fact!) I took it upon myself to re-create my Grandma’s kolache recipe.  For details you can read the post itself; get some edumacation! But one thing conspicuously missing from that post was how the kolache itself actually turned out.  The answer?  Enhhhh…. >.> So this week I made it […]

Self-Rising Flour & Dumplings

I made it back to Atlanta Monday night via a long bus ride (13 hours!), and woke up the next morning to a chilly and damp Tuesday.  And what’s better for dinner on a cold rainy day than stew? …and what’s better than stew, than stew and dumplings? That’s right – I can’t think of anything […]

Gingerbread Roll Cake

Over at n00bcakes, my fancy-pants baking blog (protip: it is neither fancy nor contains pants), I baked up an interesting recipe recently.  If you read it you’ll find that I actually hold a certain amount of animosity towards this cake, but the good news – spoiler alert – is that we make amends and I […]

Gingerbread Roll Cake

Hello friends!  Happiest of pre-Thanksgivings to you (of the American variety, that is)! For the past few years I’ve done the “Thanksgiving Dessert Bonanza” here at n00bcakes, but this year, for the first time in a long time, my Thanksgiving is not being held in my home state of Georgia.  Instead, it’s being held in […]

Thanksgiving Blagging

It’s been tough to keep up with NaBloPoMo during this Thanksgiving week.  Not only am I spending this week with family and friends, but I’m also spending a lot of it in full-time programmer mode with my new self-employment venture (including late-night dinner meetings – DARN YOU DINNER MEETINGS!) So I hope you’ll forgive me […]

Traveling by Metro

I’ve been doing a lot of traveling recently; today I got to travel by Metro. The subway/train system in Atlanta is far more useless than DC’s Metro, this is what I learned today.  For the first time I rode the Metro by myself, and found it incredibly useful and worth my time.  It was able […]

Traveling By Car

My brother and I joke that were we to have a family motto, it would be “Efficiency Over Comfort”. Since I was a kid our family has driven to every large family holiday; about 3 times a year we drove from Georgia up the east coast to either Virginia or Pennsylvania depending on the season. […]

Pecan Pie for City Folk

Outside of my new apartment, there is a pecan tree: I actually had no idea this was a pecan tree until my room mate came inside one day and said “So it turns out that tree out there is a pecan tree!” and deposited a couple handfuls of pecans from her hoodie pockets onto the […]

What to Expect at a Wine Festival

For several years now I’ve attended the Decatur Wine Festival with my friends Emily (of Spatialdrift fame) and her husband, Adam.  We were back again today for more wine drinking festivities, and I thought I’d share what I’ve learned to expect from this sort of a wine festival. To give you a little background on […]

Trick-Or-Treat Cupcake Recipe

You didn’t think I’d just do that lame round-up post for Halloween recipes did you? Actually, I did for awhile. >.>  But in the end I decided to damn the torpedoes (and my removed wisdom teeth – good times) to try an idea that popped into my head.  This one in particular, there being Halloween […]

Halloween Dessert Recipe Round-Up

Typically I find round-up posts silly (and maybe even a bit self-serving), but now that I actually have enough recipes to have one of my own, BRING ON THE DESSERTS! Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing Fancy some cookies?  Try out these chocolate sugar cookies with royal icing!  They’re a total pain, but with a […]

Minimalism Week 4: Finishing Up

Hey hey!  I’m several weeks behind in this final post, but it’s time for me to report on the last week of the 30-Day Minimalism Challenge!  Here’s the list of the last tasks required: Take your time: This evening take your time – with everything. Once you relax for the evening it’s time to turn off […]

Funfetti Cookie Recipe

During my minimalism escapade (that is, of course, ongoing) I came across a lot of the various food decoration paraphernalia I’ve collected over the years, one of which was, of course, sprinkles (or “jimmies” if you’re from the northeast). A lot of sprinkles. >.> What’s more is that they were 90% seasonal sprinkles for Halloween […]

Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream Recipe

This is a recipe I’ve had rolling around in my brain for awhile now.  I recently realized I had all the right ingredients floating around my apartment, and since it’s still summery enough to whip up some ice cream, I got right on it! Back before I was drinking plain ‘ole joe on a daily […]