There They Are…Baked In That Pie

I’m so blessed to have the family I have. Are we imperfect? Of course. Do we bicker? No doubt. But we are also endlessly loving. I spent Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis visiting extended family including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We ate too much this weekend, celebrated no fewer than four birthdays and [...]

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A Brief Catalog of Gratitude

I love Thanksgiving. I'd say it's my favorite holiday, but I say that on Halloween and Christmas too. But really, Thanksgiving is wonderful because it's all about family and food. No pressure of gift giving, no ornaments to break, no pine needles to sweep up. Just a feast with your loved ones. I love cooking almost [...]

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

The other day I was listening to Radio Cherry Bombe (the podcast from woman-focused food literature quarterly Cherry Bombe) and they were interviewing culinary goddess Ina Garten. Ina, the mogul, cook book writer, Food Network star, and beloved dinner party host, said that when she was transitioning from gourmet shop owner to author, her husband encouraged [...]

Hi everyone, I know I've been MIA for the past week, and I promise to get back on track soon. I just wanted to pop in and remind you that I'm still kickin'. I have some great posts in the works (they involve things like Broadway and Cuba!) and I just need to get my [...]