Oh boy!! Yesterday charts the end of a brief period of revelry, rapid-fire decision-making, and intense family and friend time. Yesterday my sister got married to my new brother. Today starts their first day of a lifetime of revelry, rapid-fire decision-making, and intense family and friend time.  Tyeise and Daryl,  Pat and I wish you the […]

Well, we knew the travel ride couldn’t last forever. This Fourth of July, Pat and I went to PA … Pennsylvania. Yes … our home. We left work early and raced home just in time to spend evenings at home with each other and our new live-in, Chris. Our nephew spent some summer with us, […]

2014 has been LOONG!! Gruelingly long. Many days have been lovely, and many days have been hard. Pat and I have had long work days, long travel, long workouts, long fights – with each other and everyone else. We’ve pushed each other to the brink, hoping we’d be better for it. We’ve pushed our friends […]

The best most moist square red velvet with fluffy cream cheese frosting cupcake that Baltimore has to offer. The Hill Cafe was our second choice on a warm day in August and yet it is now my first. Thanks Bmore and thanks Lukie Pookie for giving me a reason to visit!

So believe it or not, Pat and I do vacation separately. My dear friend of 12+ years, Janey, and I decided a year ago that we needed a lady’s trip. For the last couple of years, we have spent a summer weekend at Rehobeth Beach. We wanted something new. I had suggested visiting the “big […]

We knew that Pat wanted to spend his bday away. We just did not know where. Cold, hot? Europe, Caribbean? In the end, due to work deadlines and flight availability, we showed up to the airport on Pat’s birthday with our bags packed for San Juan, PR … The Shining Star … as the old […]

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been inundated with the mistreatment of black men – a hard truth to swallow. Pat, my cousins, and I were standing on line for ice cream at Zwahlens in suburban PA when the Wall Street Journal pushed an article to Pat’s phone. Trayvon Martin was found guilty for […]

The wedding was GORGEOUS!! Glasses up to Angel and Warrick! We love you and wish you the best!!     Thanks for the suggestions Food and Wine Hedonist! Unfortunately Cake Nouveau closed too early on Saturday and was closed Sunday, so we missed out. Yesterday, however, we made it to Sava’s and had a deliciously […]

Pat and I enjoy all treats. While we regularly ooh and ahhh about our ooey gooey sweet, salty, and fatty treats, we also have a deep affinity for our earthy green delights. Meet our typical smoothie. We use our mighty Ninja to blend many fruit and vegetable juices. This particular number is a mixture of […]

The Treat Trek is headed to MI this summer. Where to go? Our dear friends are getting married in Ann Arbor so much of the visit will be wrapped up in wedding festivities, but Pat and I will need to consider treat options. I know Ann Arbor will have something, but what has Detroit?

How did we miss it?!? The Arcade Diner in Memphis! Well, I know how. I was too busy eating pork ribs to even think about brunch! Sorry we missed you and your sweet potatoE pancakes. (Yes, potatoE! I can’t resist a shot at Dan Quayle.) Sitting at home on a Friday enjoying some work-from-home Friday […]

The smell of “smoked” fills my nostrils. My fingers are dirty with it. In every neighborhood we’ve visited today, the smell of smokiness wafts through the air. People at home. Restaurants. Everyone. We stood outside the Pink Palace, the home of Mr. Piggly Wiggly himself, in a rather high end neighborhood and smelled the sweet […]

First off, well done Patrick! Fine marathon running young man! Now that we’ve acknowledged the real reason for our trip to London April 18-23, 2013, let’s talk about how London is paying homage to its cupcake treats. (Sorry for neglecting my blog duties. I’ve been highlighting trips elsewhere and otherwise inconsistent. I need to consolidate.) […]