Dutch Babies!

My very good friend and play-date buddy Kathryn Winslow introduced me to this puffy in-pan pancake recipe back in late March. In fact, it was during her birthday month as I recall. I bought her an iron skillet for her much-celebrated birthday, and this was one of the first things I saw her make in it: […]

Chick Pea Cucumber Cilantro Salad

I just got home from a beautiful day at the park with a group of excellent friends and even though I was eating the whole time, I’m hungry! I was about to dig into some cheese and crackers when my conscience said, Make a salad, then you won’t need a nap. Damn conscience. Thankfully, I went grocery […]

Perfect Lemonade

I kid you not, this is the best lemonade I’ve ever had. Richard and Violet have been perfecting the recipe over the last few weeks and now it has absolutely the best sweet / tart ratio you’ll find anywhere. Here’s the recipe! Lemonade 1/2 cup simple syrup (to make simple syrup boil 2 cups of […]

Czech Christmas Cookies!

Christmas just isn’t the same without cookies. I have so many warm, wonderful memories of baking cookies at Christmas – whether it was my Grandma slapping my hand as I tried to steal yet more butter cookie dough (she was right, I got a belly ache) or the festive gingerbread shapes with mom that we […]

Polenta & Salsa Rounds

Sometimes I think those polenta tubes in the supermarket are a disgrace. It’s like cheating. How hard is it to boil cornmeal for a few minutes and have fresh polenta? But then I have a busy month like this one and realize – those pre-formed polenta tubes are genius! And look what you can make […]