For me, and many a parent, I suspect, cupcakes have become ubiquitous. Birthday parties, class treats, play dates – they all call for a cupcake, portable, portioned for tiny hands and crowd-pleasing. So, as the mom of two little boys, I make a lot of cupcakes. And being the healthy hacker that I am, there […]
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This recipe for chocolatey-banana muffins is adapted from a great pregnancy nutrition book called Feed the Belly. I made them dozens of times during my two pregnancies, tinkering with the recipe as I went. They’re a great snack for mamas-to-be, as they’re high in fiber, protein and omega-3s, and they got me through many a serious […]
I grew up with a strong Christmas cookie tradition. “Cookie Day” was a really big deal, planned months in advance. We spent a full Saturday each season baking dozens and dozens of cookies with my wonderful Martha Stewart-esque aunt, who would prepare as many as eight different batches of dough in advance so that my sister and I […]
One of the very first finger foods I made for my son were the Quinoa-Beet Pancakes from Kim Boyce’s fabulous alternative-flour baking book, Good to the Grain. He named them Pink Pancakes and they became his most-requested dish. Four years, an additional child and countless batches later, my version has evolved into a slightly cleaner riff on […]
We were in SoCal for a week, visiting family, and my mom hosted a little birthday party to celebrate Xander’s 5th the day we arrived. We ordered pizza, as we often do these days for these on-the-fly family gatherings, to keep it simple. My contribution, as usual, would be some sort of big salad – but this time, one that could be prepared a few hours in advance…
I have hundreds of cookbooks. Literally. I’m sort of addicted. Can’t stop buying new ones. I read them cover to cover, like a novel, before bed usually. I plaster them with sticky notes, tagging recipes, plotting out a meal agenda for the coming week, month, year. I know, total food nerd, right? The funny thing is, I almost never follow a recipe exactly.