Author Archives: Domestocrat

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

Restaurant Recreation: Fogo de Chão’s Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheesy Bread)

Have you been to Fogo de Chão? It’s one of our favorite restaurants! Fogo de Chão is a Brazilian steakhouse with 20+ locations across the US and Brazil. Their claim to fame is their “gaucho style” meats which are fire roasted and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Macaroni Pasta Salad

I’m obsessed with deli pasta salad. You know the kind – perfect little elbow macaronis, thick with creamy dressing, studded with goodies like veggies and cheese. I have a few pasta salad recipes in my repertoire but the aim of this … Continue reading

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Recipe: The Best Chocolate Cupcakes

If I had to choose a favorite dessert, out of all the desserts in the world, it would be cake. I’m a cake fiend. Cupcakes, birthday cake, wedding cake, sheet cake, single slices of cake at the grocery store. Just gimme … Continue reading

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Frosting Head to Head: Three Contenders, One Winner

I recently made chocolate cupcakes (recipe coming soon) that were divine but I was at a loss for frosting options. The cupcakes were so spectacular that a homemade frosting was the only way to go – but what recipe? I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Recipe: Raspberry Charlotte Cake

I’m kind of obsessed with ice box cakes. There are so many! My family is partial to “Snake Cake” which is just our name for the classic ice box cake made with chocolate wafers and whipped cream. Smitten Kitchen makes a … Continue reading

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Ireland Trip: A Full Guide

In February 2016 John and I embarked on our first European vacation to Ireland! We booked through Great Value Vacations totally on a whim (fully explained in the Day 1 post) and it ended up being one of the best … Continue reading

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International Travel Essentials – Tips, Advice, & Recommendations

In February 2016 John and I embarked on our first European vacation to Ireland. We’d spent the last nine years seeing as much of the US as possible (38/50 states!) but it was finally time to go abroad. Up until this … Continue reading

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