Mike’s mom grew up in Boston, and she was lucky enough to have the actual Jordan Marsh Muffins from the Jordan Marsh department store when she was younger. A department store with an awesome restaurant and bakery is a concept that is completely foreign to most of our generation, but for our parents and […]
Another currant recipe? Yes! And these bars are also incredible. I made these a few weeks ago with my mom while I was back home for the 4th. I always love going back home to cook and bake in the summer. Photographing in any one of my parents many, many backyard gardens is always awesome and with […]
I love red currants. A local fruit farm by my parents has them every summer, and I always pick some while I’m home. The berries are just slightly tart, and let’s be honest – completely adorable. It’s a shame you don’t see them more currants in the States because they’re fantastic in all kinds of desserts. […]
Somehow I always end up back home for strawberry season, which is just fine by me. Pennsylvania and New York growing seasons barely overlap, so usually PA is winding down and I have the holy-crap-it’s-already-over-moment, NY berries are just starting up.
With fresh strawberries, I am of the opinion that less is […]
I’m generally irritated by food trends that hone in on a flavor and then you see it EVERYWHERE. I find the whole red velvet craze particularly irritating – red velvet pancakes, red velvet Oreos, red velvet M&M’s, red velvet vodka, red velvet doughnuts, red velvet whoopie pies – the list goes on and on. Thankfully […]
If you aren’t familiar with the roasted red pepper dip, Muhammara, it’s time to get aquatinted. It’s spicy, smokey and just the right level of spice. Amazing smeared on bread or pitas, but also makes a great dip for vegetables. This version uses jarred, roasted red peppers, making it perfect for these dull winter months […]
It’s been blisteringly cold here in the north-east this weekend. Among other things, this means boot weather for this spoiled little girl. I’ve been getting over some horrible cold or flu thing, and having to outfit Aida with boots in my woozy state, has been slightly irritating to mildly dangerous. Luckily Aida is […]
I will be making this over, and over and over again. First, because I am a total sucker for anything with sour cream, and second because it’s completely amazing. How could you go wrong with soft, fluffy […]
I’ve said it before, but fall is my absolute favorite time of year – the cool weather, the fall colors and who could forget all of the amazing food? It has been an incredibly gorgeous fall in PA too. The temperatures have been mild and the leaves have lasted forever.
As usual, Aida […]
So much has happened in the past four months – we’ve been to Norway, Sweden and Iceland (again), we’re finally feeling settled in our new apartment, and my little sister got married. All the while, I’ve been cooking, baking and trying new recipes, and enjoying some […]