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 […]

Kale & Pecorino Salad with Pangrattato

By now, kale has been enjoying far more than 15 minutes of fame, and I’m really happy for it. It’s got everything that I adore in a salad green:  it’s hardy and keeps forever in the fridge, which means I can accidentally forget about it in the crisper, exhume it a week later, and it’s […]

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 — […]

Pizza dough

I have a new best friend. It’s the pizza dough I have learned to make. There is just something so… relaxing (?) about a pizza night, especially during the workweek.  Maybe it’s the fact pizza is often reserved for weekend nights in, whether homemade, picked up, or delivered, eaten alongside people you really like, while […]

Peasant breakfast: another reincarnation

It was a harried holiday season, you guys. Lovely and festive and there was music and dancing and silliness and cookies and layers and layers of blankets. But good gawd, it was exhausting. I’m just now coming out of the aftershocks and realizing, like I do every year, that I might prefer the smaller treasures […]

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