Red Wine. Dark chocolate. Combined together in brownie. Need I say more? The two best (you can fight me if you don’t agree) things baked into one. It is luxurious, rich and perfect for a girls night, pick me up treat or literally anything.
As someone who has incredibly fond memories of Paris, especially all of the amazing food eaten in dark, cozy, candlelit restaurants filled with the loud hum of laughter and people speaking in french, walking into Le Diplomate on dark rainy evenings, feels just right. When you first walk in your eyes have to adjust to the dim lighting and take in how large the restaurant is on the inside. It’s generally very busy, even on weeknights, and is filled with all sorts of people bonding over delicious cheese boards, wine carafes and mussels. Both times I’ve come to Le Diplomate I’ve been struck by the warmth the restaurant has and you feel almost tucked in […]
Welcome to the ultimate delicious, cozy, creamy, customizable side dish. Risotto! I made this a few weeks back with our favorite Slow Cooker Short Ribs and it was the perfect compliment. The richness of it works great with anything saucy ( it holds the flavors from sauce ah-mazingly) OR is great paired with fresh vegetables to make it feel lighter. The awesome thing about risotto in general is it’s not complicated and can really be made with any type of vegetable or additions you want. Also, it immediately makes the meal feel like a splurge because of it’s creaminess and cheesiness. Some of my favorite risotto’s feature asparagus, zucchini or pancetta. But this particular version […]
Growing up we always had a tradition in our house that you could request any meal you wanted for your birthday dinner, and my mom would make it for you! I am lucky that my mom is such a good cook and we all would get so excited each year knowing we were going to have our favorite mama Humphrey special. Usually I chose steak, mashed potatoes & asparagus or my mom’s famous lemon pasta with chocolate raspberry cake. I’m drooling now. Honestly I get just as excited for my sister and Dad’s birthday choices as they are always my other favorites! Well, Adam and I have adopted this favorite tradition in the past few […]