Macaroons

For the holidays, I went on a cookie spree… including making some macaroons for the first time. I found a really solid recipe to start with here. The only adjustments I made were to use one tsp almond abstract and one tsp vanilla instead of two vanilla. Plus, I melted dark chocolate and drizzled it…

Banana bread to die for

I love banana bread. My sister-in-law thinks I love all banana-flavored foods, but that’s not actually true (though banana ice cream is a weakness). Regardless, banana bread is a favorite. I have been using this recipeĀ for a while as my base, with the following modifications… 3 bananas instead of 2. Slice the bananas but then…

Whole Roasted Duck!

Greg is always on the look-out for duck at the supermarket, and most of the time — if they have anything — it’s just a little tiny duck breast. Low and behold, while at Wegman’s in Chestnut Hill this weekend, we found a WHOLE duck! And it was on sale for $20! That bird was ours… and Greg went to town on Sunday…