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 […]
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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.