Breakfast and Pastry


Mary Rae’s Cornbread 4

Last weekend brought a string of perfectly crisp fall days. The kind where the air smells like clean water and the grass grows thick like a blanket. The mornings now are shrouded in mist and the afternoons lend themselves to golden hues. 

Mary Rae’s Cornbread

Egg Cups Piquant

Egg Cups Piquant

These eggs baked in a mayonnaise and cheese sauce are an ultra-luscious breakfast best served on a day when you have time for a nap. If you want to jump to the yolk-filled goodness, just click here. Hello from Tucson friends!! We’re here, tucked in the Catalina Foothills, eating all […]


Spicy Shakshuka

Shakshuka 2

My first was flat and round and mostly overcooked. It was poured onto a griddle from a plastic pitcher, the kind used to serve cheap beer. It came wrapped around chopped deli ham and oozed yellow cheddar. The line cook laid it on a well-worn cafeteria plate. I didn’t realize […]


Sweet Potato, Kale and Bacon Quiche 2

I do words. I desperately want to say that at a dinner party. I want some complete strangers to be at the table. I want to say it with a straight face, with a casual tone, with the kind of intonation one would use when asking for another cup of […]

sweet potato and sausage quice

Sriracha Salted Pretzel Knots

Sriracha Salted Pretzel Knots

My upbringing was not rooted in football. We were a baseball family. The first song I learned to sing by myself was Take Me Out to the Ball Game. My dad used to answer the phone, “Cowles baseball and concentration camp.” And I knew by age six the best vendor […]