How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You!
Pumpkin Bourbon Pie
Last Thanksgiving, I didn’t cook one dish. I was in bed, resting and recovering after having Q, only meandering out of bed to eat the beautiful multicourse meal E cooked all by himself for our parents and I. Q lounged in her little Baby Bjorn rocker while we sat around the table, too little to […]
New and Old Holiday Traditions
A reflection on holiday traditions. Christmas 1986. Homemade chocolate chip, shortbread, sugar and almond crescent cookies. Andes mints. Cordial cherries. Real Christmas tree. The Temptations version of “Silent Night” and Donnie Hathaway’s version of “This Christmas.” Multiple screenings of “A Charlie Brown Christmas. Mom. Dad. Dogs. Santa. Christmas 2016. Homemade gingerbread, and chocolate chip and […]
Prepping for Baby's Arrival with Easy Pumpkin Bread
We’re just a few weeks away from our baby’s arrival into the world. We’ve got most things covered–crib, diapers, bottles, stroller, etc.–but there’s still a few things we need to gather before we can really accept another human into this home. Like pumpkin bread. Our refrigerator and pantry looked a bit bare this weekend, so […]
Patti LaBelle and 300 Sandwiches
(photo by Samantha Bolton for Yahoo Food) Everyone is a twitter over Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie, which is the biggest selling dessert this holiday season. I made Patti LaBelle’s pie earlier this week. Then I interviewed her for Yahoo Food. Basically, it’s my best Thanksgiving ever.
Apple Galette For Breakfast and Dessert
Days are shorter. Mornings are colder. Leaves are changing color and scattered on the ground. It’s fall, y’all. In case you haven’t noticed.
Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches with Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
We are approaching October. Pumpkin Spice Lattes have been on sale at Starbucks for weeks. As have pumpkin-flavored Mini-Wheats and Twinkies and donuts and a whole bunch of other artificially made foods that have no business being pumpkin-flavored (you know there are pumpkin pie Pop-Tarts? News to me!) Yet I realized that I had not […]
Sandwich #272---The "Perfect" Macaron
I did it. I finally overtook E in the 300 macaron bake off. I perfected the art of the macaron.
Five Lessons Learned from the Great 300 Macaron Bake-Off
E totally smoked me on the 300 macaron bake off. But he cheats! Ok, he doesn’t cheat. He just worked hard. He made six batches before getting the consistency right.
The Great 300 Macaron Bake-Off
E and I are working on perfecting our macaron game. Batch #3, green tea flavored. Still figuring out how to eliminate “nipples” and prevent skins from cracking. We will not be defeated.
Homemade Marshmallows with Rose Water and Cinnamon
I got a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas from my generous mom. I put it to use this weekend to make marshmallows.
Friday is Chewy Gingerbread Cookie Day (In My House)
For me, it’s the first day of vacation! Finally I can get into the holiday spirit!
Christmas Snacking Snickerdoodles
I finally embarked on holiday activities. Shopping. Making holiday travel arrangements. Sipping on holiday themed cocktails. Martinis have olives in them. Olives are green. Green says Christmas. So, deck them halls.
Friday Treats: Alfajores
I’ve learned to embrace cooking fails. They plague us all. But it’s about trying and trying again until something delicious emerges from the kitchen.
Finally: Ice Cream Sandwiches!
After a whole summer of work, ice cream sandwiches are still a work in progress.
The Return of the Almighty Peach Cobbler
Summer isn’t summer until I’ve eaten at least one peach cobbler.
Friends of 300: The Kitchy Kitchen's "S'meaches"
Love must be in the air. First George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. Then E and I. And then, Claire and Craig.
Sandwich #255--"At Home Snack" Fried Banana Strawberry Shortcake Sandwiches
I spent the weekend with my parents, particular my mother, in the Midwest for Mother’s Day.
Sandwich #246--"Cookies and Cosmos" Brown Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Filling
Are you watching “Cosmos”? If not, you should.
Sandwich #245--"Sugar Rush" French Toast Peanut Butter and Jelly
Today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Of course, I had to take that to an extreme.
Sandwich #242--"Sweet Morning" Arepas with Caramelized Plantains and Blackberries
Confirmed: sweet arepas are as good as savory ones.
Sandwich #233--"Waffles of Insane Greatness" Banana, Raspberry and Nutella Waffle Sandwiches
The first time I used my waffle machine, I made an insanely great sweet treat for my sweet.
300 Sandwiches' Homemade Granola Bars
I’m really in a great mood, and have been all week.
Sandwich #191--"Don't Judge Me on My Bathroom" Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Bourbon Creme Filling
In honor of our appearance on the Rachael Ray show today, I made her version of pumpkin whoopie pies
Sandwich #190--"It's A Boy" Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling
This weekend was super exciting for us. E and I went to see two of our dearest friends, Jenny and Otto, and meet their new baby, Arlo.
Sandwich #162--"When the Cat's Away" Blondie Ice Cream Sandwiches
E had to leave town this weekend to tend to family business. I stayed behind because I had to tend to work—which meant covering the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and going out to a bevy of after parties.
Oregon, Peach Cobbler, and E
This is not a sandwich. But it’s something just as special.
Sandwich #150--"Halfway There" Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
I’m halfway there! In the immortal words of Drake, I say, “we started from the bottom now we’re here.”
Sandwich #146--"Break for You" Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice cream sandwiches—using pre-made cookies and simple vanilla ice cream—were the fastest, easiest snack I could think of for E.
Sandwich #141---"CrossFit Unfriendly" Sugar and Spice Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice cream sandwiches are not a Breakfast of Champions. They’re filled with sugar and offer little caffeine or protein or other nutrients (maybe dairy. But that’s really all). They’re so not the ideal breakfast for a boyfriend who just came back from CrossFit.
Sandwich #117--"Sweet Sunday" Nutella Sandwich Cookies
Nutella should not be allowed in my house. It’s too tasty, too addictive, and too accessible. And it forces me to hide a shameful secret from E.
Sandwich #111---"Happy Birthday" Strawberry Shortcake Sandwich
This weekend was E’s birthday! A celebration was in order.
Sandwich #104---"The Gang's All Here" S'Mores
The regular season at Stowe, VT ended this weekend, so E and I and four friends caravaned up north to take one last snowboarding trip. The weather was spectacular, the snow was amazing and our skills had all improved so much since the beginning of the season—by Sunday, most of us were shredding in the […]
Sandwich #60--"Sugar Crack" Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Sandwiches
Rating: Remember I said I’m not allowed to eat sugar past 9 PM, for I turn into a hyped-up Gremlin and end up dancing and jumping around the apartment until well past E’s bedtime? Well, imagine how nutty I’ve become during the holiday season. I have eaten cookies for every meal during the twelve days […]
Sandwich #59--"Holiday Party" Gingerbread Cookie Sandwiches
Rating: A holiday party in our house has a few requirements. Booze. Good food. Carefully curated guest list. A music playlist to shake your groove thang to. And a specific dress code. E and I hosted our First Annual Holiday Pajama Party, where the dress code required the same sleeping attire you wear at home […]
Sandwich #57--"Road Trip" S'mores
E and I took a road trip up to Killington, VT this weekend for some snowboarding. Finally, we got to do a sport that I was actually skilled in. I have been snowboarding for about eight years and can master my fair share of black diamonds. I’ve even weaseled my way out of some hairy […]
Sandwich #50--"Table Dressing" Homemade Oreos
Our Thanksgiving is turning into one expensive holiday. It might have been cheaper to fly home to Michigan than it would have been to buy food and decor for 8…. wait a minute, E just texted me….now 11 people. We have so much to do! So many groceries to buy! How were we going to […]
Sandwich #40--"Out of Depression" Apple and Brandy Whoopie Pies
Okay, I hadn’t planned on a whoopie pie follow-up so soon. But I was in a horrid mood after a tough day at work–think PMS times two with a sprinkle of “I hate everybody.” I came home expecting to have a quick dinner and then take yet another work meeting over drinks, but my mood […]
Sandwich #39--"Whoopie Virgin" Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Oh. HELL. Yes. I have been waiting to make these since Labor Day. I’ve been drooling over pictures on the Web of pumpkin whoopie pies, with that spongy cake on the outside and soft creamy middle. Nom nom nom! And now, the perfect time to make them as a dessert to a perfect fall meal […]
Sandwich #21--"Up All Night" Homemade S'mores
I really should not be allowed to eat sugar past 9 PM. When I do, I turn into a Gremlin (readers over 30 will remember what Gremlins are. Those under 30, Google it). In the 1984 movie “Gremlins,” these adorable pets named mogwais are in the care of humans. But along with no sunlight and […]
Sandwiches #12, 13, and 14--Ricotta and Fruit "Wake Up to Sunshine" Breakfast Sandwich
Friday morning means a slow rise from bed, coffee on the balcony until right before 9 am, and plans made for the weekend. E and I planned to spend all weekend at the beach, and that got me inspired to make a breakfast sandwich that tasted like pure summer. Ricotta cheese and fruit is the […]
Sandwich #11-- "Welcome Home--Made" Ice Cream Sandwiches
E and I went our separate ways this weekend. Though both of our parents live in Michigan, they live 3 hours away from each other on opposite sides of the state. Since we only had the two day weekend off from work, E and I visited our respective families separately this time. Funny thing is […]
Sandwich #6--"Birthday Breakfast" Peanut Butter, Nutella and Banana Sandwich
July 4 is my birthday. I usually have cake for breakfast on my birthday, as it has been my usual bday treat to myself since I was about 3. But since I wasn’t spending my birthday with my mom, who usually cooks said cake (red white and blue Jello cake with Cool Whip frosting, to […]
Sandwich #2--"Thirty Second" Blackberry Ginger Ice Cream Sandwich
E is particular about his ice cream. Plain vanilla won’t do, and he’s more partial to fruit than chocolate. I on the other hand am “coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs” crazy for chocolate. And pecans. And mint. All together! But this isn’t about me!