Blistered Padrón Peppers with Buttermilk Aioli |

Simple Sundays | Blistered Padrón Peppers with Buttermilk Aioli

I took a breather last week. You may have noticed things were a little quiet here the last few days. While I wish I could tell you that I was on a remote island, digging my toes...

Five Little Things | | July 26, 2013

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Grilled Steak Fries Busy weeks mean a return to favorite standbys that have stood the test of time. Things like Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Steak Fries. The...

Five Little Things - July 19, 2013 | | Watermelon Slices

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Watermelon Nothing says summer like freshly sliced watermelon, wouldn’t you agree? They have been so sweet and juicy, I swear they disappear so quickly whenever I slice one up for...

Avocado Milk |

Avocado Milk

Thirteen Julys ago, I moved to California. That’s 13 years of some of the happiest moments of my life, over a decade of immersing myself in a life quite different from my childhood in New York. It...

Spaghetti with Mascarpone Alfredo Sauce |

Simple Sundays | Spaghetti with Mascarpone Alfredo Sauce and Sugar Snap Peas

I had an unwelcome visitor in my kitchen the other day. I noticed him as I stood by my stove, melting butter in a pan. He came uncomfortably close, a dark speck, fast and dangerously near. My...

Five Little Things | | July 12, 2013

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Fresh Peas I can’t wait to share some new recipes featuring these beauties. Each time I shell peas, there is something more than little green marbles emerging from the pod...

Banana Bread French Toast | Kitchen Confidante-2

Banana Bread French Toast

“Would you rather…eat infinity snails or infinity slugs?” my son asked me as we walked to the park this afternoon. “Do I have to pick one?” I stalled. “Yup, it’s the Would You Rather Game, mom.” (He’s...

Apricot Galette |

Simple Sundays | Apricot Galette

I was at the stove this morning, having a not-so-awesome moment, silently annoyed with some gyoza I was browning for my children who were waiting at the kitchen table. It’s dumplings for Pete’s sake, I thought to...

Five Little Things - July 5, 2013 |

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: Easy Salads When summer rolls around, I hardly feel like I’m cooking at all when we can eat fresh salads. I’ve been turning to an old standby and riffing on...

Red White and Blue Berry Sorbet Floats | - TITLE

Red White and Blue Berry Sorbet Floats

I miss fireflies. I miss their glow, little beacons floating in the darkness of night, the song of the summer cicadas humming in the background. As a little girl, they were the best part of summer. Do...

Berry Sangria | | FEATURED

Simple Sundays | Berry Sangria

I’ve always had this odd fascination with cows. I can’t tell you exactly how it began, but there was a time when friends who knew about my bovine obsession would gift me with cow print aprons, salt...

Five Little Things | June-28-2013 |

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Raspberries Oh the raspberries. They are perfect this time of year. Plump and juicy, sweet and plentiful in the markets. This really is the best time for them! I love...

Thai-Curry Marinated Grilled Shrimp | | FEATURED

Thai-Curry Marinated Grilled Shrimp

We’re in the thick of it now. Summer, that is. Something happened, a light turned on, and all of a sudden, the days are lusciously longer, the temperatures a little bit hotter, and we’re all getting used...

Wild Rice Salad with Apricots, Almonds and Apricot Dressing |

Simple Sundays | Wild Rice Salad with Apricots & Almonds and Apricot Dressing

I found a grey hair the other morning. Right up front, with nowhere to hide, staring at me defiantly in the mirror, threatening me to face the fact: You are another year older.

Five Little Things - June 21, 2013 | | Cupcakes

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Cupcake Therapy I turned another year older this week. But this helped me cope.