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 […]
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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 […]
(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.
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.
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 […]
I did it. I finally overtook E in the 300 macaron bake off. I perfected the art of the macaron.
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.
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.
I got a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas from my generous mom. I put it to use this weekend to make marshmallows.
For me, it’s the first day of vacation! Finally I can get into the holiday spirit!
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.
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.
After a whole summer of work, ice cream sandwiches are still a work in progress.
Summer isn’t summer until I’ve eaten at least one peach cobbler.
Love must be in the air. First George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. Then E and I. And then, Claire and Craig.
I spent the weekend with my parents, particular my mother, in the Midwest for Mother’s Day.
Are you watching “Cosmos”? If not, you should.
Today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Of course, I had to take that to an extreme.
Confirmed: sweet arepas are as good as savory ones.
The first time I used my waffle machine, I made an insanely great sweet treat for my sweet.
I’m really in a great mood, and have been all week.
In honor of our appearance on the Rachael Ray show today, I made her version of pumpkin whoopie pies
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.
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.