Watermelon Bellinis

Watermelon Bellinis

I love summer. I love heat and long days, beach trips and peaches. I am happier in the summer. Just plain being in the sun all day makes me gleeful. I am clearly meant for warmer climes, where people can flop down in the grass for a nap any time...
Ratatouille Pizza

Ratatouille Pizza

I have been putting off this post for a while simply because I wasn’t sure HOW to start a post after months of radio silence. I thought about updating everyone on what I’ve been up to, but if you’re reading this, you probably already know. But in case you don’t,...
Roma Eggs

Roma Eggs

 I’m taking a break from my meat-free week to post a recipe that Kylin and I made a couple months ago- enjoy! I love eggs. Fried, scrambled, poached, omletted (?)- for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are such a simple, versatile kitchen staple that I feel like I always have some...
Chicken Tortilla Soup on the Go

Chicken Tortilla Soup on the Go

Working lunch My office doesn’t have a kitchen. Instead, we have a microwave/mini fridge combo right in my office, which can cause problems ( I could drink diet coke all day without ever having to get up, thanks to the magic of chairs on wheels). What it also means is...
Lighter Mashed Potatoes

Lighter Mashed Potatoes

I wanted something tasty to go with my low-fat meatloaf, but didn’t want to totally ruin the work I’d done towards making something “low fat”- so I tried out these mashed potatoes. I was initially skeptical at how little butter they contained- typically, I don’t favor mashed potato recipes, I normally just mash...
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Beef and Cheese Empanadas

Beef and Cheese Empanadas

I am trying to think of something clever to say about these tasty little guys, but I just joined a gym and am so sore and tired from a class called “Sweat, Tone, Sculpt,” that I have ceased original thought. The worst part is, I know I’m going to be even more sore tomorrow- I...
Crepes

Crepes

This is my new go-to easy dinner- simple ingredients that somehow make a totally unique dish, a big up-grade from my normal “crap I have no food” meal- pasta with olive oil, parmesan, and red pepper flakes. You know, the meal you make right before pay day, or when your fridge is empty (often, for me,...
Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

I used to be better at being alone. Well, for starters, in college it was hard to be really lonely. For four years, I not only lived with some of my best friends, we also lived in extremely tight quarters down the hall or the block from more of your friends. Last year I lived...
Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

If you’ve never heard of monkey bread, do yourself a favor and make this recipe now. Once you’ve had a bite of the ooey-gooey, sugar, buttery pull-apart bread phenomenon that is monkey bread, you may never go back There are ways to make yeasted, totally-from-scratch monkey bread, but as Meg said this weekend, “It’s junk...
Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

People get really down on Valentine’s day. I can say that I have been single every year of my life on Valentine’s day  – once, in the eighth grade, a boy asked me out at 12:05 am on February 15, but that’s another story- but I feel no need to get bitter and hateful about being...
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I think of chocolate chip cookies, I think of Anna’s family. I spent seven years of my life at an all-girls school. From middle school through high school, I existed in a kind of hazy sleep-deprived slumber party, either on the verge of tears or hysterical laughter. If you walked through the halls of...
Quick Cinnamon Buns

Quick Cinnamon Buns

Repeat after me: I can make cinnamon buns from scratch. It’s not that hard. I promise. And once you do it, it will be harder to go back to the tube stuff that always gets a little burned (is it just me?) with the prepackaged icing that tastes kind of chemically. The great thing about...
Seven Layer Dip

Seven Layer Dip

This recipe post  is my homage to the Super Bowl, a time when we Americans get together to celebrate our American-ness by eating copious amounts of dip, fried wings, and chili and drinking copious amounts of beer. In truth, I don’t really care much about the Super Bowl, I don’t even care about the half...
Sponge Candy

Sponge Candy

Once upon a time, I did not know about beef on weck, or the fine points of the Buffalo Bills football rivalry, or the truth about chicken wings. Once upon a time, if a stranger handed me a slightly rounded chocolate cube and told me it was from Buffalo, New York, I would not have...
The Barefoot Contessa's Macaroni and Cheese

The Barefoot Contessa’s Macaroni and Cheese

I love all food. I mean that, I really do. I get excited talking about Waffle House. I also get really really excited talking about my upcoming trip to Per Se. I can think of few things more divine than a pizza cooked in a brick wood-fired oven, with a crispy-chewy crust drizzled with world-class...
Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

I’ve been exhausted this week from planning an event for 150 kids as part of my job, coming off the tail end of a whirlwind 48 hrs in DC,  but I plan to spend the weekend recuperating, writing up some planned posts, and cooking away. Until then, I thought I’d share with you where I had...
Brigadeiros

Brigadeiros

  I like to start New Year’s resolutions late, so I don’t get caught up in the wave of heady optimism that is already lying dead by the wayside on January 7. This year, I’ve been belatedly cleaning my room, brushing my teeth more, and trying to stay moreorganized and responsible (I even found out...