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3 Days in the Bay Area

This is in no way meant to be an authoritative guide to the Bay Area. Rather, it’s a simple rundown of an epic weekend. Use it as you will. I’m starting this post in Palo Alto. From a neighborhood studded with lime trees and rose bushes. From a girlfriend getaway […]

Girls at sunset

Daily Eggs

Daily Eggs

I feel like I threw out this huge bomb. I hadn’t posted since mid-November and then BOOM. ENGAGEMENT. But then again, I think pretty much my entire audience here knows me or my mom or my sister or my brother. You’re probably all my Facebook friends, which is kind of […]

Sweet Potato Chili

Fall is coming. Slowly. He’s arriving in fits and bursts.  Surprisingly, summer is holding on for dear life. Between the rainy days, she’s shoved in temperatures which teeter around 80. And here ladies and gents, where we’re known for a constant drizzle of grey gloom, 80 is pretty darn impressive. […]

Sweet Potato Chili in the Pot

Rice and Lentils with Crispy Onions on Baguette Taste Wonder Bread Budget

Rice and Lentils with Crispy Onions 3

When you grow up with cousins who live hundreds of miles away, you sort of know them. You know their names and the sports they play. You know that they like to catch fireflies and eat watermelon off the rind.  And then, as you get a little older and life […]

Sauteed Corn with Black Beans and Bell Pepper 1

They say you shouldn’t be barefoot in the kitchen. They say cooking without shoes is a hazard. And it probably is. But, my stove-counter-oven space is a far cry from the industrial giant where this rule would be strictly enforced. It’s a one-butt, sometimes two- or three-butt, slice of heaven. […]

Sauteed Corn with Black Beans and Bell Pepper by Cooks Illustrated

Cream Cheese Biscuits

Cream Cheese Biscuits 1

I have a tendency to act first and think later. While my dad always attributed this particular trait to my success on the basketball court, I’ve found it can also lead to walking into doors – literally. My nose has left a greasy print on its fair share of glass. […]