(recipe) The Actual, Literal BEST Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

In this carb-deprived 2018 dystopian landscape, there is one bread product I can’t live without – a tall, flaky, buttery biscuit. Do you know how many bad biscuit recipes are out there? I do because I’ve tried like 100 of them. I tried duck fat and lard and butter and milk and buttermilk and no buttermilk and everything in between.

the actual, literal BEST buttermilk biscuits

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August 15, 2018   2 Comments

{summer lovin’} Things I’m Loving Right Now

Here are some things I’m LOVING this summer, and want to share with you! I’ve broken them down into a couple of random topic areas and sub-categories.

Trick Dog Cocktail Menu

(This is the spectacularly-styled cocktail menu from Trick Dog in San Francisco – swoon. Definitely loved this pretty pink gin drink!)

First off, I spent a month traveling (yay!) and found myself with an iPhone full of travel photos. But what to do with them all? I’ve developed a multi-pronged strategy: [Read more →]

July 29, 2018   No Comments

{party planning} Star Wars Party Puns

Recently I had a Star Wars party and… well… things got a little out of hand in the puns department! Scroll down to see the full set.

Star Wars party

To make the signs, I just found pictures on Google images and added the titles. Then I printed them out, cut them up, and taped them to wooden skewers.

Star Wars party

You have to be a pretty big Star Wars nerd to get all of these… what’s your favorite?

(Apologies in advance for the indoor nighttime photography…)

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April 7, 2018   No Comments

{the holidays} Revolutionary Gift Guide for 2017 Because Fuuuuuuuu*k

You know what sucks? 2017. JESUS, this has been one helluva year, from the renewed rise of open Nazi marches (like REALLY? WE JUST HAVE NAZIS AGAIN? AND THAT’S, LIKE, FINE? OK THEN) – to Trump and his trash, trash, non-recyclable, non-compostable, utter TRASH family – to our newfound knowledge that basically every cis man we have ever heard of is a molester or possibly a rapist, I mean at the very least, grody to the max – to Betsy FREAKING DeVos and her stupid glasses and all of the rest of the swamp creatures who now govern us and OHMYGOD PASS THE WINE.

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November 21, 2017   7 Comments

{recipe} Halloween Ghost Meringues

I have shared some holiday-themed meringue projects before–like “Frozen” meringue trees and swirly valentine meringues. Here is an easy, spooky ghost version to make for Halloween!

ghost meringues

I love making meringues because they are so easy to make and everyone loves them.

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October 30, 2017   1 Comment

{recipe} Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas and Feta

This is your new favorite vegetarian entree! It is very easy to make and requires only a small number of ingredients, and minimal cooking skills. It looks beautiful and tastes even better!

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas and Feta

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May 21, 2017   3 Comments

{recipe} No-Bake Date Nut Snack Bars

Are you prone to snack attacks? Heaven forbid I’m not carrying a bag of nuts or crackers with me at all times – because I get seriously hangry and it’s not pretty. In an attempt to make things a little more interesting and a little more healthy, I have been experimenting with some snack bars. These are the simplest and the best – with just dates, nuts, coconut, and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt.

No-Bake Date Nut Snack Bars

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May 8, 2017   1 Comment

{travel} Best Buenos Aires Restaurants and Bars

I’m just back from 3 months in Buenos Aires, and I have been eating and drinking nearly NONSTOP to bring you this exhaustive list. I have highlighted my favorite Buenos Aires bars and restaurants, grouped by neighborhood. Enjoy!

Love in Buenos Aires

Palermo

The Best Buenos Aires Restaurants and Bars 

PALERMO

Don Julio is kind of like parrilla 101: it’s just a nice ambience, with good quality steaks, sides, and appetizers, solid service, and a great corner spot. An ideal place for your first meal in Buenos Aires. Guatemala 4699 [Read more →]

May 3, 2017   3 Comments

{recipe} Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Lentil, & Chickpea Curry

We have had an unusually cold and wet winter here in Northern California. I have found myself turning to this recipe again and again as a hearty, healthy, easy way to warm up myself at dinner – and have leftovers for lunch the next day.

Slow Cooker Lentil, Chickpea, and Pumpkin Curry

This recipe is incredibly easy and hands-off, and as a bonus it is also vegan. I often find vegan food to be lacking in that certain je ne sais quoi, but this curry is universally enjoyed by just about everyone I’ve served it to, and has great flavor and depth without a lot of effort. [Read more →]

January 27, 2017   1 Comment

{recipe} “Frozen”-Themed Meringue Trees

My son is obsessed with all things Anna, Elsa, and Olaf! He loves the movie Frozen so when we wanted to make meringues, we decided to give them a little bit of Frozen flair by coloring them pale teal with snowy sprinkles.

frozen meringue trees

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December 26, 2016   No Comments