Banana Walnut Muffins

When life gives you overripe bananas, you must make banana muffins (or so I'm told). I've never made banana nut muffins before, so I veered from the trusted family banana bread recipe and sourced a muffin specific recipe instead. For years I've been telling myself I wouldn't like banana nut muffins, but I have seriously… Continue reading Banana Walnut Muffins

My Birthday in Quarantine, Spring Reading, and Lots of Baking and Yummy Food

I'm hoping to make these weekly recap posts part of my routine. So let's get started! ❤ As this is the beginning, I'm going back a lot farther than just 7 days for this post, all the way back to March 30. We were still in the start of quarantine and to be quite honest… Continue reading My Birthday in Quarantine, Spring Reading, and Lots of Baking and Yummy Food

Gaby et Jules: A Little Bit of Paris in Downtown Pittsburgh

Originally published on February 19, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter.  In 2013, owners Lori Rongier, Frédéric Rongier and David Piquard decided that Pittsburgh needed a dedicated business to sell macarons, so they founded Gaby et Jules, a French patisserie located inside Market Street Grocery at 435 Market Street. The group has since dedicated themselves to… Continue reading Gaby et Jules: A Little Bit of Paris in Downtown Pittsburgh

Romantic Downtown Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Originally published on February 5, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter.  Are you looking for the perfect place to take your special someone to dinner this Valentine’s Day? Look no further, because here at the Downtown CDC we’ve compiled a list of perfectly romantic restaurants for you. The Terrace Room Located in the Omni William Penn… Continue reading Romantic Downtown Restaurants for Valentine’s Day