xofood
These breakfasts require a tiny bit of forethought, but the payoff is that every morning you are set up for breakfast success, which, in my opinion, gives you total license to feel smug about what good decisions you're making.
in

Sep 22, 2014 at 6:00pm | 84 comments

xofood
Fresh vegetables (especially organic ones) can be expensive, but rather than skimping, I say use every last part of them -- even the parts you usually throw away.
in

Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00pm | 52 comments

xofood
If you want a warm nacho cheese snack done right, you've got to do a warm nacho cheese snack yourself.
xofood
Themed food, ugh. But you CAN celebrate PRIDE with dishes that fill your plates with a rainbow of gorgeous, delicious and unexpected seasonal veggies. Annnnnnnnd I also made gourmet rainbow shots.
pizza cake
So how does one make this assault on human decency?
food
Life is always more bearable with a mouthful of taco.
in

Mar 14, 2014 at 6:00pm | 27 comments

xofood
You know what's easier than swimming through 3 feet of snow? Green curry.
xofood
Perhaps the most surprising thing about my first trip to France some years ago was discovering how light much of French food is. However, this is not one of those dishes because F that, we're suiting up for winter.
xofood
I loathe football, but my lord, do I love the Superbowl. I’m all DGAF about the game itself, but even I can celebrate THE END. If they made Superbowl pasties I’d wave em about while offering my houseguests crackers and cheese.
xofood
It's the middle of winter, when my energy has to be conserved for knitting, sipping hot toddies, stoking the fire (this is a lie, I have a fake fireplace) and cuddling the dog. Who wants to work harder in the kitchen?
xofood
This tart is special, and to think that it will grace your tables makes me happier than you can imagine.
colds
Somewhere in my brain is the conclusive idea that any illness, whatsoever, perhaps even cancer, can be washed away by simply drinking enough water.
recipes
It's actually ridiculous how much money one saves bringing lunch to work.
in

Jan 2, 2014 at 12:30pm | 259 comments

xofood
I'm done with restaurant line sitting. Treat your friends to an amazing New Years Day brunch with this step by step how-to that ends with Stuffed French Toast, Bruleed Grapefruit, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy and an amazing frittata. And hair of the dog.
recipes
Eggs have a great gig. They’re a staple, like flour, but you’d never put flour out there on its own. Indeed, the egg can stand alone:) So why is it is SO DAMNED HARD TO GET AN EGG ORDER RIGHT?
in

Dec 26, 2013 at 2:00pm | 117 comments

xofood
I swear if you sliced my last boyfriend open you’d find him to be 70% Del Taco, 20% gatorade and 15% frozen fish sticks. Also: he was bad at math.
xofood
If I don’t taste it enough times that I’m completely full by the time it hits the table, I did it wrong.
in

Dec 7, 2013 at 12:00pm | 53 comments

lunch
In which Claire "Scientific Method" Lower tests Amanda "Throw it in the pot, it'll be fine" Blum's recipes for a weeks worth of healthy, easy lunches. Commentary ensues.
thanksgiving
Do not, under any circumstances, bring something that requires the oven, prep room, or the stovetop.
thanksgiving
How do you balance wanting the traditional full spread of Thanksgiving while only cooking for one or two people?
thanksgiving
Before you drive yourself insane with elaborate plans and over the top recipes, no one will ever talk about your Thanksgiving in terms of how moist the turkey was. But just in case.
thanksgiving
I love time alone, but it wasn’t just any other Thursday, it was Thanksgiving, and I realized I needed a house full of delicious smells, full of people, full of activity, full of .. something. And that was the last year I was alone.