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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Deliciously Garlicky Hummus

I have a confession to make: I’m a hummus addict. For breakfast, for lunch, for snacks, for dinner, and most often for a 4am post-drinking snack. It’s salty, it’s creamy, it’s garlicky, and you get to eat it with pockety pita bread (don’t eat it with flatbread, please. Ugh. Pocket pita only. Preferably locally made). […]

Weekend Splurge: Max’s Pan Borracho (Drunk Bread) Mimic

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery Cheese, bread, and wine. All in one dish. I just finished my first piece and my tastebuds are still tingling. Um, sorry. I had been craving a visit to one of my favorite haunts in San Antonio, Max’s Wine Dive. There’s nothing that a glass of La Marca […]