Today was my day off and I had important things to do (read: finish up Broadchurch on Netflix). It’s also really damn cold, so I wanted something quick and easy that would warm me up. This soup definitely hit the mark.
Sweet Tomato, Onion, and Cheese Casserole
I don’t like two of the primary ingredients in this dish, yet I will eat an entire pan of it all by myself. Something about roasting the tomatoes and caramelizing the onions brings the flavors together in a way that’s pretty amazing.
Crowdsourced Cherry Saffron Scones
On a recent trip to HomeGoods, where I bought every attractive thing in my home at bargain prices, I picked up a teeny-tiny jar of saffron threads. I’ve never eaten anything with saffron in it, but for $3, I figured I should try it at least once.
Hot Reads: ‘Lush’ by Lauren Dane
Lauren Dane comforts me. When I’m stressed (which is often) or tired (ditto), I turn to Dane’s books. I think it’s a combination of factors: a) she was one of the first romance/erotica authors I got into (after buying Coming Undone at a Barnes & Noble on my lunch break), b) her dialogue and descriptions have […]
We Try It: Homemade Bagels
I know, I know, the New Yorkers reading this are laughing at me and thinking, “Why in the world would I want to make bagels at home when I can get fresh bagels at half a dozen places within a couple block radius of my house?” To you I say, “Stop flaunting your bagel privilege! […]
Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night
Ah, winter. In my home city of Chicago, ’tis the season for icy winds that threaten to freeze off one’s appendages, beaucoup layers and for me, two cravings: 1) peppermint mochas and 2) reading about someone being spanked.
Get in My Belly: Quinoa Mac and Cheese
At first I thought that Pinterest wouldn’t be of use to me, contrary dino that I am, until I realized how awful I was about organizing food posts that I like. Lots of times I’ll see something on The Kitchn or elsewhere, think, “Yeah, I should make that sometime,” and then close the tab and […]
A staple in my house, K-bars are a delicious snack made from Special K cereal. Chocolate-peanut buttery goodness with no baking involved. Less than 20 minutes of preparation time!
Roasting Potatoes on the Grill
We’re having an unusually warm March here in New York, so it’s already time to start grilling! One of my absolute favorite side dishes is roasted potatoes cooked on the grill alongside our main course. These are absolutely fantastic with steak, but also go well with anything from chicken to burgers. They’re even veg* friendly […]
Ahoy! “˜Tis time for chARRRRd!
Are pirates still a thing? I remember when pirates were a big thing, a HUGE thing, a thing that had its own slang as an acceptable Facebook default language. Anyway, chard may not be particularly nautical, and minus the salt, this recipe isn’t either, but the hard “ar!!” sound in the middle of the word […]
Back when I was first learning how to cook (short version: I was pregnant and very, very hungry), I used to obsessively check AllRecipes.com for new dishes to make. The recipes were fairly straightforward, the reviews sometimes helpful, and it was a large enough database that I could keep everything I wanted to try saved in […]
Coconut Milk Lentil Curry
When it’s cold out, warm food that’s warm in both temperature and spiciness is the best there is. The double-whammy of warmth makes it the most bang-for-your-buck dining option. And with the inviting smell of the coconut and curry and the cheerful color of the veggies, this dish is just right for January. And February. […]
Quick and Easy Toffee Bars
I’m sharing all of my family favorite holiday cookie recipes with you in these last few weeks of the year! But by far, my mom’s toffee bars are the quickest and easiest of my top three. If you have the most basic of baking ingredients in the house, you can whip them up in a […]
Bourbon Eggnog Cheesecake
“˜Tis the season, you mouthy broads! And if you’re anything like me (and god help me, please be enough like me that you enjoy being called a “mouthy broad” by a fellow mouthy broad), you are looking forward to the season of fat, calories, sugar, and deliciousness that is about to descend in all its […]
Grandma’s Chocolate Butterball Cookies
I think everyone’s grandma has a version of these simple chocolate fudge cookies, but the holidays just aren’t the same without them. They’re like eating hot chocolate in cookie form, and much like my brownie recipe, they’re simple enough that you can do a lot with them.