Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Let’s talk about this salad for a hot second. So it’s delicious and flavorful and everything you could ever want. But it also involves absolutely zero skill to create. I mean, I don’t even know

Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake Class

So last week was my birthday, and it was pretty incredible. I hung out with my mom, got a day off work, and took enough lemon-flavored mystery shots to make me forget that I am

Ina’s Blueberry Crumb Cake

I recently spent a weekend summering in the Hamptons (as the Hampton folk say), and I have to say - it’s amazing the impact driving a couple of hours outside of the city can have

Soft and Fluffy Cherry Almond Scones

Okay, so this may be the worst way I could possibly open a post about scones, but I’m just going to come out and say it: I am historically anti-scone. I know. I KNOW. I’m

Browned Butter and Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats with Dried Cherries

If you’re looking for “skinny” rice crispy treats, turn back now. If you seek the gummy taste of an individually packaged rice crispy treat, run far away. But if you are one of the few

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Judging by the way my hair is doubling in size during my walk to work, I think it’s safe to say that summertime has officially *arrived.* As we all know, the heat waves come along

Vanilla-Almond Gooey Butter Cake Bars

I’ve heard whispers about “gooey butter” baked goods for a few years. Apparently, they’re a very popular thing in St. Louis. I never made any before now because I found it hard to believe that

Lemon Chicken Soup With Orzo

You know those recipe that you make once and then get a totally weird obsession about? Like the kind of obsession that causes you to be dissatisfied with any other similar dish because it's "just not the

Funfetti Cookies

It’s really disgusting outside. The kind of disgusting that makes my dogs set one paw out the door, then retreat with a determined look of “NOPE, I’d rather pee inside, thanks.” The soul-crushing mix of

Homemade Challah Bread

You’re probably wondering why it’s taken me so long to write a new post. Well, the truth is that I’ve been going through somewhat of a rough patch, and I needed to take a step

Sage-Rubbed Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Creamy Apple Slaw

I'm not going home to Texas for Christmas this year. Lucky for you, that gives me more time to continue hibernating in my apartment and taking pictures of my food like the 27 year old

Extra Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

By day, I work at BuzzFeed, which means that [among other things] I take a lot of quizzes. When I recently noticed the "Can We Guess What You'r Really Attracted To?" quiz on the site, and

Monster Oreo Chunk Cookies

When it gets too cold outside, I start this really fun streak of hibernating in my studio apartment and counting the 10-step trips from the bed to the kitchen as exercise. Yes, I know -

*Blogger Crush* Home for the Holidays Edition

Today's is the first entry in a forthcoming series of totally lustful (and borderline inappropriate) crushes I have on other bloggers and the food that they make.  Next week, I'm going home to Texas next

Baked Eggs with Potato Hash

I am a crazy morning person. I love having the city to myself before 7am, I love drinking my coffee before having to interact with other humans, and I hate staying out past midnight unless

Thanksgiving for 2 for Under $30 in Under 2 Hours

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday - mostly because of its heavy emphasis on making lots of food, eating more of it than you said you would, and retreating into a 3-hour nap coma. But also

Vanilla-Almond Cream Bars

The day that I made this recipe up, I was insatiably hungry and craving something sweet. I probably could have satisfied my rumbling stomach with something sensible like egg whites or turkey bacon, but there’s

Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Of all the egg styles, hard-boiled is probably my least favorite. I mean, it just seems like a waste. You take what could have been a beautiful, decadent runny yolk and make it into a

Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread

I can be pretty sentimental and sappy all year round, but when autumn rolls around, there's no stopping me. I walk around Central Park with Frank Sinatra in my earbuds and a stupid grin on

Pesto Chicken Sliders

Holiday party season is quickly approaching. Which means that soon, many of us will subsist primarily off an impressive array of meat and cheese platters. For months. And months. And months. I don’t know about

Texas-Style Breakfast Tacos

I’ve been in a pretty serious relationship for a while now. And when I say “relationship,” I mean a passionate, steamy, all-consuming love affair. It’s just that instead of a man, it happens to be with

5 Cake Hacks For Pin-Worthy Baking

Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried to bake a fancy cake that ended up looking more like the leaning tower of crumb-spliced frosting. It’s okay. This is a safe space. I’m here to tell

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Though I consider myself to be more of a cheese-and-bacon-enthusiast than a calorie counter, I do actually enjoy eating healthy. Well, about half the time, anyway. I guess what I really enjoy is the satisfying

Butternut Squash Soup

Turns out the Starks were right all along, because winter is definitely coming. The summer has been suspiciously pleasant, so I’m a little concerned about what Manhattan has in store for us this year. Personally,

Crispy Texas Peach Cobbler

Let me tell you about this peach cobbler, guys. This is the peach cobbler that your wildest Texas dreams are made of. This is the peach cobbler you naughtily fantasized about when people told you

Light & Lemony Chicken

In life, there is often a tradeoff between naughty and nice, and a choice we must make on that spectrum. I know that being healthy is good. I know that it is right. I know