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…

chicken meatball soup

We had a baby! Greta Joy arrived 12/19/19, a week early and first thing in the morning, with a full head of hair. So there’s a little of both of us in there. Oh and she’ll be swaddled in these Harry Potter blankets until she goes to college. No, she’s not named after Greta Thunberg…

eggplant & lentil stew

17 more days until baby! Or tomorrow, or 5 weeks. Who really knows. Yesterday my SIL threw a surprise baby shower that was SO adorable, very low-key, a vegan feast, and actually a complete surprise. The GS’ mom, aunts, and cousins came into town and spoiled us rotten. And clearly my SIL gets me because…

veggie-stuffed meatloaf

I’m back! Had a quick hiatus from blogging, not cooking, due mainly to Thanksgiving where I was doing an aggressive amount of cooking things that were not bloggable (most have already been done.) Although I did make a new pumpkin pie from Bon Appetit that was UNREAL and will replace all pumpkin pies forever and…

what’s on my kindle, part 37

The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland. This is about a family (grandparents, two adult children, two young adult grandchildren) who go on a cruise for the grandmother’s 70th birthday. It’s not an action packed book by any means but I found it very entertaining to listen to. Recommend! The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth….