Spinach Pesto

I am a big pesto lover. I’ve been trying to make it all summer, but I’ve been having really bad luck with basil. First, I bought a basil plant, but I noticed that it had bugs in it so I had to get rid of it. Then, I kept buying packages of cut basil, but they kept expiring before I could use them. I just bought another (hopefully bug-free) basil plant, so we will see how that goes. But in … Continue reading

Blueberry-Lemon Scones: Pinkies Up!

The first time I ever had a scone was at a Barnes and Noble Starbucks many years ago. My mom and I could smell them baking, and it was like heaven. We hung around until they came out of the oven, and then we ate them. It was great. But I guarantee you that these scones are better. If we were talking about the scones Starbucks currently sells, that wouldn’t be saying much. But I’m telling you, these gave me … Continue reading

Baked Belgian Fries

I love dipping delicious fries in a ketchup and mayo mixture because it transports me right back to Paris. There were few things better than sitting in one particular sidewalk cafe alternating sips of pick-at-random beer with crispy frites. Oh la la. And now I can have that experience whenever I want, right at home. You can too! To make these fries, slice 1 potato per person into half inch sticks. This is easiest to do using a mandoline with … Continue reading