Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Every year without fail, our lives look entirely different than they did the year before. At this time 12 months ago I was flying across the country with a wild-haired, newly-minted 3-year-old who was mostly amenable though always hungry and unpredictable. If a stranger complimented her curls she was liable to shout “No!”, or worse, “Dutch!” and… 

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The Promise of A Second Chance (A New Fox Show)

Aug-26

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about regrets. About how useless they are. About how, unless you stop those kinds of thoughts and act, nothing ever changes. Why do humans struggle so much with doing the right thing? Is it because we are aimless souls living in a fallen world? Is it because our complicated society demands too… 

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OP-ED: The History and Context of Wich, Please’s Second Most Difficult to Pronounce Sandwich

cochinita

I could make an argument for every single sandwich on the Wich, Please menu. And maybe I will. But today I’m here to talk to you about the Torta de Cochinita. Do not fear its pronunciation. Co-chin-eeta. it’s pretty phonetic, actually. This is nothing more than a sandwich made of pork, slowly roasted in achiote,… 

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Food Saver: Think Outside The Bag

Foodsaver

Since receiving my FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System a few weeks ago I’ve gone on a bit of a vacuum sealing spree. As it turns out, you can extend the life of your groceries and therefore stretch a tight budget by keeping food fresh up to 5x longer. I’ve been keeping vegetable ends and peels in my FoodSaver®… 

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Cheese Cracker Chicken Fingers

Spicy Cheez-It Chicken Fingers

I love taking Violet to preschool. I love holding her small hand and crunching through leaves, opening the wooden gate, past the toddlers in their sandbox, climbing the stairs up to her classroom, which is like a treehouse filled with comfy toys, books, and art. I feel a great sense of peace, which I didn’t… 

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The Best Things To Happen To Stuffing (Since Sliced Bread)

stuffingpumpkin

Let me begin by saying that while you’re deep in Thanksgiving prep and decide to crack open a box of Stove Top rather than make your grandma’s oyster dressing I won’t be mad at you. I love the red box and I don’t care who knows it. I love cooking and serving a giant, gleaming turkey, but I’d rather eat it… 

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