I wish I could say that all of my meals look like the ones you see on this blog — all smoky mac and cheese and pretty Pop-tarts –but that would be a lie. Though I do pride myself on being a decent and somewhat adventurous cook, sometimes I either don’t have the money for lots of particular ingredients or the time/willingness to go to the grocery store. And it’s the meals that I make in these moments that I want to discuss in this post. Continue reading
I’ll never understand the weather anymore. While winter took its time hanging around, summer cut spring short and brought on the heat and humidity pretty quickly. The upside to the temperature rise was that it offered a great excuse to make some ice cream (not that I ever need a reason or an excuse). I went with a blackberry ice cream, even though blackberries aren’t in season — they should be ready next month or so. I’ll definitely be making some more of this with fresh blackberries then, because this recipe was really rich and creamy. Continue reading
Mint juleps remind me not of the Kentucky Derby, but of croquet and drunk adults. Because for about the first 10 years of my life, my parents hosted a croquet party the first Saturday in June. Couples would be invited to attend and asked to wear all white, and they would start showing up at around 10:30am to sip mint juleps out of frosted silver cups, nibble on shrimp salad and macaroons, and play some unusually competitive croquet. And get pretty tipsy, of course. Continue reading
To my few but loyal readers — I’m so sorry that I haven’t posted in forever! I recently moved up to Brooklyn, and the process of becoming a hipster has kept me busy these past few weeks. I also just started an internship with Food52 this week, which I’m so excited about! I hope to learn lots there and step up my cooking game. Continue reading
To be honest, before I tried Irish soda bread I was of the mind that raisins don’t belong in any baked goods. I’m fine with raisins in my cereal or granola, but it is so upsetting to bite into what you think is a chocolate chip cookie, only to discover it’s an oatmeal raisin one. Tough life, I know. Continue reading
Chocolate chips, peanut butter, and banana: The combination of the three is both amazingly delicious and easy on the taste buds — the stuff of children’s food. These oatmeal peanut butter cups from the blog Eat Real Healthy Food are easy to pull together and hearty. Part peanut butter cup, part oatmeal banana muffin, these oatmeal peanut butter cups are muffin-sized and taste amazing. They can be a slightly healthier dessert or an indulgent breakfast, depending on your mood. And you probably have all of the ingredients right now, if you’re doing things right. Continue reading
I always hesitate before using the term “mac and cheese,” since technically “mac” stands for “macaroni and cheese,” so the “and cheese” addition makes the phrase redundant. But in the end, who really cares — and anyway, calling the dish just “mac” seems weird. Continue reading
So this is a story all about how…I tried a recipe this summer and can’t find it anymore. Legend (or memory) has it that I made this great chicken dish over the summer that was easy and healthy. I’m pretty sure the recipe was found on my Foodgawker app, but when I went back to make it again this fall, it had somehow disappeared from my world. I searched through Foodgawker and all of my bookmarked recipes (and believe me, there are a ton), but the elusive chicken was nowhere to be found.