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.

Acadia National Park, Maine

In mid-July John and I headed up to Bar Harbor, Maine – a place that we’ve wanted to visit for years. We’d planned a long weekend to celebrate John’s birthday and have a relaxing getaway. Acadia National Park has been … Continue reading

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Recipe: Caprese Salad Pizza

It’s summer so naturally I’m eating a lot of caprese salads. I love having a little basil plant in my kitchen in the summer, they are pretty to look at and the smell is insanely good. That said, my craving … Continue reading

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Ganache

My husband is a peanut butter fiend! Lord help me. All we need is an Oreo pie crust in the house to get him in a psychotic frenzy about peanut butter pie. That said, I’ll make any excuse to top … Continue reading

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Recipe: Baked Corn & Leek Risotto

Pay·off (noun, informal): the advantage or benefit that is gained from doing something the return on an investment To me, risotto is the one recipe I make with the biggest payoff. You spend hours stirring, adding chicken stock, adjusting the temperature, testing … Continue reading

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Recipe: Six Ingredient Strawberry Shortcake

When I think of homemade strawberry shortcake I don’t usually think easy or simple; I think pastry dough, lots of lamination, kneading, cutting in butter, etc. After some research I found a few reputable recipes that were way simplified vis-à-vis … Continue reading

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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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