I’ve been making these cookies for years; they are actually fairly easy to whip up despite their appearance and the small batch is a perfect size. I’d make them all the time when I got home from class in college.
Growing up in upstate [...]
I absolutely love roast chicken, and this super simple method will not disappoint. The skin gets extra crisp and salty, plus you can be creative with all sorts of different pan sauces. This time I threw in some roasted cipollini onions, fresh thyme and a splash of white wine [...]
We’ve been to California many times, but this was the first time we’ve driven down Pacific Coast Highway, and it was so worth it. Just absolutely beautiful; it was so awesome we’ll probably do it again next year, and take a few more days driving down.
These cookie bars look adorable adorned with a cute little dollop of fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting and sprinkles. I cut them into small squares a little less than two inches wide, so they are just a few perfect bites, but you could also leave the pan whole and use the whole [...]
When you’re making deep dish, the most important thing is the dough; if you don’t have the perfect dough, it’s hardly worth the time to make it. I’ve been disappointed time and time again with dough recipes, even the Cooks Illustrated recipe with the baking potato disappointed me, and I’m rarely disappointed by [...]
We’re going to California again in February and hopefully to the Bouchon in Yountville while we’re there. Sadly, I haven’t made a lot from the cookbook since getting it a few years ago, but I love reading through the recipes and staring the fabulous pictures.
It has been pretty cold here recently, single digits cold. When the temperature drops this low, there’s one thing that’s always certain in our house; Aida needs boots to go outside. I promise it’s not us being overly protective or cautious either, she literally won’t walk in the snow when [...]
Has holiday stress gotten the best of you? Perhaps a delicious cocktail is all you need in-between gift wrapping and holiday baking to calm those stressed nerves…
This is probably not the Don Draper-style Old-Fashioned your grandparents [...]
Winter weather seems to have set in, and what could be better than a warm bowl of stew on a damp, cold night? This Belgian stew is packed with flavor; beef, beer and onions is one of my absolute favorite combinations. There is a Belgian restaurant about an hour [...]
Fall is by far our favorite time of year; the weather is perfect, the colors are gorgeous, and the seasonal fruits and vegetables are all awesome. The weather was so nice a few weekends ago, I threw Aida and my camera in the car, and drove around taking pictures [...]