What Is Cream of Tartar, Can Someone Tell Me

If you know me, you know that historically, I rarely cook. I have set three oven mitts on fire. Not all at once. Three across my lifetime. But still. Meanwhile, my beloved husband is one of those people who can taste something, think for a moment, and tell you exactly what's in it and what it's [...]

I Got My Millennial Membership Card

Walter and I tried avocado toast last month, and there was no turning back. Basic, cliche, predictable...call us whatever you like. A little olive oil, red pepper flakes, chunky sea salt, pepper, and lemon, and I call it delicious. It's been our breakfast every day, or at least as often as we can find good [...]

Favorite Recipes: Nightmare Chili

I've never been very comfortable in the kitchen, and this year I want to get comfortable. A common meal for me when I was single was a few bites of shredded cheese straight out of the bag with a fork in between running to things. Because W enjoys cooking more than me, it's always been [...]

2018 Favorites – Food

Arguably the very best category! Korean Food Okay, so why didn't any of you tell me that Korean food is the best? We had kimchi for the first time, and it's awesome. W learned how to make bulgogi and bibimbap, and I made dak-bokkeumtang last week! The internet has a ton of fun ways to [...]

Favorite Recipes: Gluten-Free Fruit Crisp

I've been making versions of this crisp for years, and I've finally managed to adapt it to be gluten-free this fall. I'm not sure which recipe I'd say I got it from, because I've cobbled it together from several and changed things to get the measurements right. At this point, I think that makes it [...]

What I Did On Summer Vacation

Or at least it felt like summer, with 90 degree temperatures the first few days. After that, it was a glorious 60 to 70 degrees! Florida in November is a disorienting place when it's snowing back home in Pennsylvania. Our trip to Disney World was wonderful, and so many things went smoothly, which is an [...]

Heavenly Hash

Every Thanksgiving, my mother makes a side dish called "heavenly hash." I googled it today to see if anyone else ate this growing up, and there does seem to be iterations of it out there. Heavenly hash is a very ambrosia-like fruit salad. All you do is combine halved grapes, chopped pineapple, sliced bananas, mini [...]