Apple clafoutis

And overnight, fall is here. I was in Connecticut this weekend and I thought it was just where we were but nope! Autumn has hit New York City and we officially need light jackets. Other things that are happening now: You can drink a hot latte on your way to work without expiring. Nobody will look at…

Smoky eggplant dip

Up there with Mexican food on the list of cuisines I could eat everyday is anything Mediterranean.* I love it because it brings together my favorite flavors – nutty, smoky, savory, herby – and my favorite way to eat – grazing on lots of different things at once. When I lived at home, if my mother…

Cider chicken with roasted cauliflower rice

I love fall recipes but incongruously don’t like pumpkin. On the other hand, I do like cooking with apples and butternut squash and sweet potato and similar orange-y beige things. I also love to make stew – there’s something soothing about a recipe that takes hours to come together while requiring minimal effort. In fact, my favorite recipe of…

Key lime pie popsicles in September

An open letter to the weather: Normally, I would not think it appropriate to post a recipe for popsicles in September. But normally, it’s not 90 degrees in New York City the weekend after Labor Day. This is more than an Indian summer – this is just cruel. Like the rain that appeared everyday when I…

Bruschetta and vacation nostalgia

What is it about a short week that feels so long? It probably doesn’t help that I’ve spent most of my free time looking through vacation pictures or that I spent the rest of it traveling for work. Actually, if I can be real here for a moment, what really makes this week rough is…

Perfect barbecue spread

Confession: 2 weeks ago I put together an amazing barbecue feast and it’s taken me until now to share it. It’s practically inexcusable because it really was the perfect summer spread. And I wanted to share all the recipes in time for all of you to enjoy over your Labor Day weekends – which I’m sure were…