Cook: Silky Smooth Winter Vegetable Soup
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Cook: Silky Smooth Winter Vegetable Soup

  Here are some things I’d like to tell you on March 2nd: 1. I start a 10-week online writing course today and I’m really excited about it.  The aim of the class is to get the students writing every day.  We’ve got 4 assignments per week and have to turn one in at the end … Continue reading

List: 5 Years of Valentine’s Meals at Home
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List: 5 Years of Valentine’s Meals at Home

I mentioned earlier this week that K and I celebrate Valentine’s day at home.  I usually cook a meal and we either watch a movie or listen to music.  To be honest, it’s not much different than what we do any other night, which is why I love it.  Valentine’s day should be an extension … Continue reading

List: 9 Recipes Ideal for Freezing
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List: 9 Recipes Ideal for Freezing

Freezer meals are great.  They can be a life saver during a busy week, they’re perfect for using up groceries before leaving town, for taking care of a friend, and for reducing food waste.  A lot of the recipes I make serve a lot more than the 2 people and cat that live in this … Continue reading

Cook: Sriracha + Chicken Shells and Cheese
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Cook: Sriracha + Chicken Shells and Cheese

So far, life as a New Yorker is sublime.  We’ve visited the City, from which we are just a mere train ride away (see what I did there?  The city), we’ve taken leisurely drives up and down the Hudson Valley, and we’ve discovered some great local restaurants and a neighborhood bar called Leo’s which we’ve visited … Continue reading

Cook: Baked Creme Brûlée French Toast
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Cook: Baked Creme Brûlée French Toast

There’s an icicle hanging off the eaves outside my window.  Over the past twenty four hours it’s doubled in size.  It is in direct sunlight most of the day and so it melts, but it’s also -3958 degrees outside (always!) so it refreezes.  Two days ago it wasn’t there, and now all I can think … Continue reading

Party: Braised Pork with Fall Vegetables + How To Throw a Holiday Dinner Party (And Stay Sane!)
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Party: Braised Pork with Fall Vegetables + How To Throw a Holiday Dinner Party (And Stay Sane!)

I have dreams of being the ultimate hostess.  In my head I throw elaborate parties with DIY photo booths, fun themes, and beautiful and delicious food.  There’s floral arrangements and appetizers and everyone has fun and no one is stressed.  In my head there’s music and laughter and cute little striped paper straws.  And a … Continue reading

Cook: Slice-and-Bake Rosemary Butter Cookies
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Cook: Slice-and-Bake Rosemary Butter Cookies

It’s cookie season!  With December comes stacks on stacks of buttery, sugary cookies and the sweet friends who give and receive them.  I’m a big cookie fan, which I think is the same as saying I’m a big oxygen fan, because who doesn’t like a cookie?  Most of the time I’m a purist–plain chocolate chip … Continue reading