turkey soup w/ mashed potato gnocchi

Hope your Thanksgiving was happy and indulgent! Ours was nice and fortunately not all that different from prior years because we’ve kept it small! I did enjoy all the cooking and baking but since I’m working on delegating I let my mom do the pretzel jello (she nailed it) and the mashed potatoes. I guess…

sweet & salty green beans

It’s tomorrow! My Olympics! Thanksgiving has quickly become my favorite holiday. I get to do a ton of cooking and baking, stay in my own home in comfy clothes, and only hang out with my immediate family. Zero complaints. I’ve been hemming and hawing over a vegetable side for this year. Last year I did…

what’s on my kindle, part 43

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl. This is about her becoming the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. I liked it! I think you will probably only like it if you’re really into food and/or magazines. And there’s a few recipes thrown in there that I want to try. The Boys Club by Erica Katz. I…

frickled cauliflower

“Frickled” seems like it should be a word that means “the state of our emotions leading up to Election Day.” But actually it’s a wonderfully benign word that I stole from our neighborhood restaurant Sally O’s which means “pickled, then fried.” We’ve been getting takeout from there frequently and then ended up doing an early…

heirloom tomato tartare

Okay the longer I put off posting this the less seasonal/applicable it will be. Greta and I have been hitting up the farmer’s market every Sunday morning to scoop some goodies for the week. Including an iced coffee from Zeke’s for me and fruits/veggies for Greta. This child still doesn’t have any teeth but she…

what’s on my kindle, part 42

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben. I didn’t like this nearly as much as Run Away, but there was a massive twist at the end that made it worth finishing. I’ll definitely keep working my way through his books. Six Years by Harlan Coben. Okay fine I spoke too soon this one was REALLY BAD I’m…

broccolini w/ basil breadcrumbs

We’re having some homeowner problems that are precisely the worst degree, which is that they are bad enough that we have to do something, but not so bad that we’ve already done something. And thus I’ve had holes in the ceiling in two different rooms for longer than I care to admit. We finally went…

chocolate coconut cake

Yesterday was my birthday! It was pretty uneventful as far as birthdays go, although I think 31-39 are probably not considered special. Sheila did send me a Hedley & Bennett apron (!!) and I immediately commissioned the GS to hang a hook for it so that I can display it proudly at all times even…

brown butter blueberry bread pudding

Well, it’s been a minute. I’ve had a lot on my metaphorical plate, and a lot of unoriginal food on my literal plate. I made this baked feta last weekend, but this is the only photo I took. And I know you all come here for my impressive iPhone photography. I also made an incredible…

tiramisu sponge cake

This is definitely the ugliest cake I’ve ever made so bear with me. It tastes good. The GS’ birthday was a week ago and my sous chef Greta and I balled out. He requested eggplant parmesan so we made that with homemade spaghetti and a spicy tomato sauce, plus this sponge cake. I had seen…