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, […]

Unfussy gratin (Or: In praise of Madison)

I’ve always liked the thought of gratins. I mean: starchy goodness baked and held together by creamy, cheesy goodness?  In a form that you can make look pretty for comp’ny, and lends itself to leftovers?  Yes, yes, and yes. The problem with gratins is that there is no way in hell I would make them […]

To be more amazing would be impossible.

A few weekends ago, I was in Milwaukee, WI, visiting a close friend, and we went to her sister’s housewarming party one evening.  On the kitchen table sat an array of fabulous(ly old school) party snacks, including cupcakes, mini hot dogs wrapped in Pillsbury crescent roll dough, and what looked sort of like cheese-injected beef […]

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