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 […]

All the Fruit Crisps

I first learned to bust out a quick fruit crisp last fall. My sister and I had completed our annual Pie Lab and found ourselves dismayed-but-not-surprised by a surplus of peeled, sliced apples that would not, could not, fit into our pies. My first apple crisp was a triumph and a revelation. Not because I’m some […]

My Mom’s Meatballs

Y’all. This has been a rough week. I hope you’ve been holding your loved ones tightly, doing good where you can, and inspiring peace in your small ways. If you’ve gathered around a table this week (or even sidled up to the microwave), I’m willing to bet a lot of you have dipped in to […]

Summer Salad with Herbs, Fresh Mozzarella, and Snap Peas

Last weekend, the weather here was peak summer. Full sun, 90-degree temps, humid, with infrequent, apathetic breezes ambling across my parents’ backyard. We kept cool in strategic shaded spots, including under the tree by the patio, its branches starting low, almost at ground level, and reaching out at a decidedly gentle, un-tree-like incline. You will […]

5 Things We Plan to Make Soon

So. Fall’s here. Not sure if that’s happening where you are, but here, all we’re thinking about is hot cider, warm slippers, and ALL THE LAYERS. At the beginning of any season, I have a tendency to stockpile recipes for the coming months, so I thought it might be an appropriate time to start a […]

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