Baking spree: Iraq-themed cupcakes

Prior to finding this heart-breaking piece in the New York Times Style section, I had a flash of brilliance back in D.C. concerning my future career plans. “When I’m done with this whole ‘traveling and living in third-world countries’ thing, I should totally open a trendy cupcake shop in the city!” And every new bakery …

Baking spree: croissants

As I briefly alluded to in my previous post, being back in my DC apartment set me off on a massive baking spree. This wasn’t just, “Oh, I’ll make a big batch of cupcakes, and maybe some cookies too!” sort of baking spree. Case in point? …homemade croissants

Crisps for all seasons

Another day, another briefing, another walk through the fake IED course… (what? like, improvised explosive device?) umm…yeah. In other words, I think its time for me to get back to the “real world”. What’s in this fabled real world? Well, at one point, it had crisps! All dolled up and ready for the oven.