Frozen Lazy Sundays with Roasted Chickpeas

Remember that post a few weeks ago where I complained that our heat wasn’t working? Well, it still hasn’t been fixed. Theoretically a repairman’s coming tomorrow, and I won’t have to wear a bedspread around my 40-degree apartment (or escape to Starbucks/the gym for relief). Until then, I’m roughing it. Sort of. On Sunday, the […]

Emergency Tex-Mex Menu

Homesickness hits me really hard sometimes, considering I live across the country from most of my family and friends (and both of my poodles). Couple that with my Sandy-related cabin fever, and you get me, in the kitchen for three hours, making as many different taco toppings as possible. I really needed fluffy, fresh tortillas, […]

Hurricane Wine for the Unemployed, or Two Tasty and Affordable Red Blends

For those of you who didn’t know already, I’m a bit of a wine person. White’s okay, but I love a good sparkling or red. My local wine shop suggested these two blends to accompany a spicy jambalaya I made a while ago. I already knew about the Ménage a Trois, but I hadn’t tried […]

Two Dessert Obsessions

Iced Ginger Cookies from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook The first time I visited Greenwich Village, back in high school, I remember stopping into the Magnolia Bakery for one of their legendary cupcakes. Although we live near Houston, nothing had prepared us for the city exhaustion (and excitement) New York would bring. A few days into […]

Because Butternut Squash Is All Over the Internet

Okay, so I do realize that you probably don’t read as many food blogs as I do on a daily basis. But even if you just have a Pinterest account and follow people interested in eating, you probably know that butternut squash is simply the thing to eat right now. I had never cooked with the stuff […]

A Toasty Lunch with Pear and Gruyere

  I’m always looking for an easy lunch that doesn’t take up too much time (or money). Usually, that means I throw whatever’s in my fridge on a slice of bread and see how it tastes. Yesterday, after reading through dozens of food blogs for my internship, I was craving something with pear and gruyere. […]

Homemade Hot Chocolate with (optional) Guinness or Chocolate Liqueur

Our landlords aren’t turning on our heat. For some of you used to the weather up here in the northeast, maybe it’s not such a big deal. But for someone like me, who’s spent her life on either the Mediterranean or Gulf coasts, night time temperatures below 60 degrees require a furnace. I sleep beneath […]