apple cinnamon dutch baby

Happy Easter! Probably unlike any Easter any of us have had before, but I’m not complaining. And I think certain other individuals in my family are substantially more disappointed by the absence of the Masters than of a theoretical egg hunt. Still, I decided I wanted to make something a little more special for breakfast…

the recipe that made me tolerate beets.

I have a complicated history with beets. If you’ve been reading for a while you may remember (you won’t remember) a post I did back in 2012ish where I made a beet and goat cheese ravioli that Michael Symon cooked on The Chew. At the time I had never had beets and I guess I assumed…

stuffed cabbage rolls

How’s your quarantine life going? I imagine the GS and I are having an easier time than most, given that we’ve been working from home together for about 4 years and I’ve been on maternity leave so staying in and snuggling Greta and Louise has been my MO for a while now. We’ve got this…

what’s on my kindle, part 39

Know My Name by Chanel Miller. This is a memoir written by the woman who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner (the Stanford swimmer). Her witness statement was published by Buzzfeed back in 2016 when her trial was going on, but she was always listed as “Emily Doe.” The book is AMAZING. Highly recommend the…

za’atar roasted potatoes

Well these are some odd times we’re living in. I went back to work on Monday which was extra bizarre given that the rest of the world was shutting down. I spent the last two days at Johns Hopkins, and fortunately my SIL was able to come hang with G! But now I’m likely home…

giant chocolate chip cookies

I recently subscribed to the NY Times Cooking section. I always got the emails but then I could only occasionally see the recipes and other times they wanted me to pay, so I decided to suck it up and fork over the $5/month. Recently they did a whole one with a bunch of different chocolate…

homemade naan

Last week we took our first road trip as a family of four down to Savannah! The car ride was mostly okay, though the long stops required with a baby do not fit into my typical driving philosophy which is to stop only when you are about to run out of gas. You have to…

what’s on my kindle, part 38

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer. I listened to this as I drove from Baltimore to Morgantown to Richmond to Baltimore. That means the book is very, very long. But I enjoyed it! The story itself is a little slow but the writing is just REALLY good. It’s about a girl who goes to college in…

frosted sugar cookies

My girl Alice Anna is 1! My sister and BIL had a little get-together for her on Saturday night and I offered (okay, demanded) to make her smash cake. I asked my sister if she had a vision for the cake, i.e. Alice covered in pink frosting, or chocolate cake, etc. but she said no…

kimchi fried rice

The fastest month of my life! And the most Googling I’ve ever done in 31 days. One thing I Googled? How to bring an infant to the grocery store. I planned to wear her in my Moby wrap, but it’s a little cumbersome to get her in and out of the car seat since we…