Chinese Five Spice Pumpkin Bread with Brown Sugar Pecan Streusel

It’s a mouthful but I swear it’s worth it. Years ago, when Danny and I were newly cohabitating, I think we were kind of doing a thing where we were still trying to impress each other with skills we already knew the other possessed. I’d cook a lot of really nice dinners, and he’d embark […]

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

I don’t know how to start this. I don’t know how to say this. My dog has a terminal illness. Three years ago, right around this time, we adopted Magnus. Early on we learned from our vet that he had a heart murmur that was not disclosed to us by the rescue organization we worked […]

Strawberry Cream Cake

Before growing up and getting married and getting a house and a dog and making a baby, I used to be a sort of healthy eating specialist. It was the uncharted part of a job that I loved to do, which was just teaching people about cooking and how to make stuff taste good. I […]

Maple Farro Scones

A few weeks ago, around the time of the inauguration and subsequent Women’s March, I had been reading Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal. It was one of those books that was so good, so comforting, so educational and reassuring that I stalled to finish it. I didn’t want it to end. (It was also a lovely […]

Seeded No-Knead Bread

I’m not sure that people are so into New Year’s resolutions anymore. It’s all about intentions now. I’m just as guilty as anyone. I suspect the word “resolution” got a bad rap, because people (me! I!) assigned it to their own overzealous, underplanned Champagne wishes, then blamed the world for their almost-universal failure. They — we — […]

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