Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Easiest Entertaining

I first tasted this when I was at a potluck in college.  My friend Molly taught me to make it, and I find it to be a sure-fire hit to serve to anyone at any time.  You can’t make this … Continue reading

Posted in Entertaining, Simple Comforts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bok Choy Salad

New Year’s Eve Eve is a holiday that my friends and I created in high school as a remedy for the inevitable anticlimactic nature of New Years Eve.  In order to take some of the pressure and expectation off of … Continue reading

Posted in Entertaining, Healthy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Asian Slaw

When my family has people over for brunch, which happens several times a year, my dad prepares an elaborate spread (perhaps too elaborate…).  One dish which always receives compliments is his asian slaw.  Given my aversion to vegetables and nutrients, … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Apple Crisp

My mom does the baking in my house.  Pies are her specialty – a confection I have not yet tried to tackle, intimidated by her reputation.  I have memories of apple crisp on the stove – generally devoured within the … Continue reading

Posted in Simple Comforts, Sweets | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carbonara

Lasagna is a bit labor intensive.  I believe that it is worth every minute, but in case you are short on time, or just want to be incredibly impressive without breaking a sweat, try a carbonara…it is as good vegetarian … Continue reading

Posted in Dinner, Simple Comforts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Most Delicious Lasagna In The World

I live in Manhattan, where the cost of groceries makes my astronomically high rent seem reasonable in comparison.  For all intensive purposes, eating out is more practical than cooking.  There’s an abundance of great places, and having a wide repertoire … Continue reading

Posted in Dinner | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How To Chop Garlic

Garlic is the best.  It is the Rockstar of ingredients.  Use it often, use a lot of it, and learn to cut it up quickly. Slice the hard end off of the clove of garlic Use the flat side of … Continue reading

Posted in How To | Tagged , | Leave a comment