Pecan squares

I’ve been living the jet setting lifestyle lately and let me tell you…it is not that glamorous. At least not when you’re flying on an Economy budget and struggling to eat sort of healthy and maybe actually work out every once in a while. Between work trips to California every other week, a wedding in…

Boozy baked french toast

Is there anything not to love about that phrase? Today is a Wednesday and we need something to get us through the rest of the week. That something is the promise of boozy baked french toast Saturday morning. Or Thursday morning if that’s your style! I knew today was going to be a weird one when I…

Spinach artichoke dip

I have a weird relationship with casseroles. I’ve had some great ones, don’t get me wrong. My mom makes a cauliflower gratin for Thanksgiving that, if it counts as a casserole, is one of the best I know. I also love a good breakfast casserole, the silver bullet that makes hosting brunch compatible with sleeping…

Beef chili

Last year at Christmas, I thought I was going to win “best girlfriend award” for getting my boyfriend Islanders tickets. I printed them out and put them in a card and waited eagerly for him to open it. And he was really excited! That is, until he looked at when the game was. “You bought us tickets for…

Chocolate dutch baby

Also known as, giant chocolate pancake. I’m developing a penchant for baking enormous pancakes circa 12am on weeknights. First it was an apple clafoutis. Then, last Thursday, at the end of a pretty terrible week, inspiration struck again when Deb Perelman shared a recipe for a chocolate dutch baby and I was all like, “I…

Thai sweet potato carrot soup

Not gonna lie, it’s taken me a while to get back into the cooking game, post-vacation. First I was sick, then it was a holiday weekend, then it was my BIRTHDAY (sidebar: I love all birthdays but especially my own, and celebrate it for the entire month of January. I feel this is something you should…

Argentine reminiscing and a kale salad

Look out, New York City! We’re back from our adventures in South America. I wish I could say I’m completely relaxed and at ease with the world but something about coming back to snow, slush, freezing temperatures and the realities of a desk job has the the effect of making vacation seem extremely far away….

Popcorn snack mix

Guyyyys I’m going to Argentina today! Tonight actually, at 10pm. I’m skipping town for 9 days of sunshine, steak and red wine. That’s what you do in Argentina, right? I guess I’ll find out. Suffice to say, I’m pretty excited. Also, I’ll be a little quiet on the blogosphere until my return. And on that…

Red pepper gougéres

Disclaimer: I was too excited at the party where these were served to take after pictures! Rest assured that the final product is glorious to behold. A few weeks ago we held my parents annual Christmas party for neighbors and friends. It’s my absolute favorite night of the year. Well, at least it was until…

Cranberry orange butter cookies

Merry Christmas Eve, friends! I don’t know about you but my past week has been a blur of cooking, baking and shopping. I’m off work until January 9th and leaving for Argentina in 5 days! I bought a giant suitcase so it’s really happening. Yet somehow despite all the exciting things coming up, I wasn’t…

Sweet, spicy & roasted kale salad

Hellooooooo from an extremely long hiatus! I am so sorry, I don’t know what to say except that this is an exceptionally crazy time of year – albeit a great one. I started stressing about Christmas in November so naturally  I made a to-do list and that helped a little but not a lot. Although it’s completely…

Kale and caramelized onion stuffing

My sister’s fiancé recently participated in a baking competition at the hedge fund he works for. If that sentence seems odd to you, let me add some context: they live in England, and in England these things are quite normal. Anyway, she immediately started shopping around for a winning recipe and called in my mom and myself for…