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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friday, February 14th, 2014

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Cold Comfort

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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Although it’s 43º in NYC today, it was certainly not so balmy last week. After a brisk walk in the 7º weather, I found myself with a serious interest in comfort food.

Now I’m back in LA where it is sickeningly beautiful every day (with temps hovering around 70º) but I still feel the need for the comfort. I think I’m suffering from a sort of cold-weather-related PTSD. Read More

 

Oh My Darling Clementine

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

ClementinesInBowlImageA couple days before Christmas, my sister and I were having our annual bitch-in about all the kitchen time we were putting in that week, when Lindsay mentioned she was making a Clementine Cake. I assumed this was something akin to a Key Lime Pie. “Sounds great,” I said, mentally dismissing it as way too Florida for a proper holiday dessert, and likely way too complicated for a week with cooking chores so numerous I was already as irritable as Scrooge. Read More

 

Crabby&Crabbier: Tom’s Brownies

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Revisiting recipes from The Crabby Cook Cookbook, we made these for a crowd and watched them vanish in five minutes… Read More

 

The Shortbread Variations: Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013


Okay, I’m a little obsessed with shortbread. Don’t know why really, but possibly because of my Scottish ancestry and also it tastes so damn good. So maybe I’m projecting too much when I assume that my mother would like nothing better than this for Mother’s Day. Read More

 

Black and White Angel Food Cake

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

In the unlikely event that you have not yet broken your New Year’s resolutions regarding calories, sugar, chocolate, dessert and general self-indulgence, now’s the time to do it. This recipe from Ina Garten makes it easy. Read More

 

Moroccan Wedding Cookies

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

My sister-in-law, Julie, is an amazing cook and food stylist and writes a column for The Baltimore Sun called “The Recipe Finder.” When I saw her at Thanksgiving, she was—having just cooked all week for her lazy-ass family—beginning prep for the column’s annual Holiday Cookie Contest. Read More

 

(Almost) Labor-Free Labor Day Fruit Thing

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

So as the days of summer dwindled, so did my supply of summer fruit. The bowl that I filled on Thursday with the bounty from the farmers’ market was down to a few lonely items by Labor Day. Read More

 

Almond Butter Cookies

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

One of NPR’s great revelations recently (aside from my favorite story about the winged tree newt) was this recipe for Almond Butter Cookies. Read More

 

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The only way I could ever get my husband to eat a strawberry would be if I disguised it as a chocolate treat. For that matter, if I presented him with anything dipped in semisweet Valrhona chocolate—perhaps excluding broccoli or anchovies—he’d eat it with such speed and gusto, he wouldn’t realize what he’d actually consumed until it was well on its way to his small intestine. Read More

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