Friendsgiving

How lucky am I to have so many amazing friends who still, many years after we were no longer thrown together by school or jobs or other people, remain friends? Believe me, I know how lucky I am! That’s why I didn’t want November to come and go without at least trying to coordinate a…

From Pizzas to Pies :)

If you’ve been following on Instagram, you already know that I recently returned from a 10-day trip to the Tuscany region of Italy. I had a total blast driving to hill towns, tasting wine, and eating pizza and pasta, of course. While mid-October is still “in-season” for tourism in Italy, it felt like we were…

Harissa (Basbousa) or Mr. Foodie’s Favorite Coconut Cake

This coconut dessert is Mr. Foodie’s favorite sweet treat. One of his aunts makes this for his family every so often, and he positively adores it! His family calls it Harissa which is confusing because harissa is also a chili pepper paste, but it is also known as Basbousa. Whatever you call it, just know…

October Bucket List

We’re baaaaack! <insert maniacal laugh> And right now it is all about fall baking, halloween decor, and other fun stuff from our October bucket list. I know it’s been a minute, but Mr. Foodie and I needed a serious break after the mad dissertation/graduation/job hunt ended. To be truthful, I wasn’t sure how I wanted…

Fairfax-Foodie Holiday Part 1 – We <3 Lefse

It’s a new year and a new day! One of my resolutions is to restart this blog because even though I took a temporary break to finish my dissertation, I’m constantly thinking about all the foodie fun that I want to share with you (yes! I passed my defense. Now I’m Dr. Fairfax Foodie :). 2017…