Cherry Amaretto Rice Pudding {Lightened Up}

Forgive me, but I can hold out no longer. I’ve thought positive thoughts. I’ve remained peaceful and stoic. I’ve even purchased a bathing suit in desperate watchful anticipation of temperate days to come. Despite...

Magic Multigrain Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

I am writing a kitchen romance novel. Naturally, I am the heroine. My collection of adorable Anthropologie aprons in unparalleled, my apartment floods with natural light whenever I need to shoot a food photo,...

Irish Potatoes, Turkey Sausage, and Cabbage Supper {Slow Cooker}

I shed a tear the day I changed my last name. My little weep was not because I had conformed to societal norms (never could flatter myself as a rebel), cried with despair at...

Crispy Chewy Pretzel, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

It has been a cookie kind of week: Numerous pantry staples—including soy sauce, peanut butter, and bourbon—ran out at the same time. Realized my wall calendar is still turned to January; I have not...

Shrimp-and-Artichoke-Frittata-Recipe

Shrimp and Artichoke Frittata

Eggs are one crazy cool food. Beneath their fragile shells lie golden yolks of possibility: Hard-boiled; soft-boiled; sunny-side up; over-easy; over-hard; poached; deviled; scrambled; souffléd; nogged; salad-ed; washed; drop-souped; hashed; and even straight-up raw, if you are into that sort...

Lemon Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Icing {A Tribute to Aunt Roxanne}

Today’s post and recipe are dedicated to my cool Aunt Roxanne. Every girl needs a “cool aunt.” When you are younger, your cool aunt takes you to her neighborhood pool, where you sip Fresca,...

Parmesan Baked Polenta with Tuscan White Beans

Run away with me. Sure, we only just met, but I knew from our first encounter that we were destined for a lifetime of bliss. With you, I feel so comfortable and complete; it...

Thai Spice Crispy Edamame

Appetizers are the socially acceptable method to spoil your appetite. Not being able to polish our plates because we overdid it on our host’s pre-meal cowboy caviar and crostini is met with sympathy and...