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 […]

Road Trip Breakfast Sandwiches

When I was pregnant with Jack, one of my many visions of our new life together was taking this baby out to see the world. Socializing him. Letting him feel the wind in his fuzzy hair. Introducing him to trees and lakes, the open road, and exotic snacks. And though I myself am resourceful, intuitive, […]

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 […]

Cold Brew Coffee

So I’ve got this enormous f*ing Mason jar. Like, two gallons enormous. In winter, I use it for too-big batches of soup. (Or, rather, abundant, exultant, seasonally-appropriate batches of soup I’m then too lazy to divvy out into individual quart bags to freeze and then dip into during the Midwest’s annual arctic chasm of despair, even though that’s what They […]

Strawberry Rose Compote

We often hear that people who are good in the kitchen are either great cooks or great bakers, but not often both. Of the two, I’m far more comfortable and fluent in savory dishes than in sweet ones. Given the choice between a cheese plate and chocolate cake for dessert, I’ll take the cheese every […]

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