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, […]

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 […]

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). […]

Honeyed Ginger-Vanilla Tea

Why can’t we always live in sweatpants? Sometimes, all I need are sweatpants, a good book, and a cup of tea. I hadn’t made fresh tea before today, so after consulting the wide world of the internet, I came up with this (easy) recipe for a spiced but sweet tea. Warning: if you don’t like […]

Comfort Food Craving: Frito Pie with Mole Chili

First of all: HEB needs to haul ass up to Brooklyn. If Century 21 can find space for excessive amounts of designer clothes and chocolates that no one wants to eat, then HEB can find space for a decent grocery store. I should never have to go to four stores to find a bag of Fritos. Duane Reade finally […]