Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chunk Cookies

To me, the perfect peanut butter cookie is one that's soft, heavy on the peanut butter, and riddled with milk chocolate chunks.  This recipe is a twist on a recipe by the wonderful Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery in Boston.  If you don't have her cookbook, I strongly suggest you pick one up.  Everything I have…

Paris Restaurant Guide

Oh Paris...  You were wonderful.  Beautiful views, spectacular architecture, and absolutely incredible food.  It should be, right?  I mean, Julia Child wouldn't have totally changed the focus of her life after having your sole meunière if it wasn't something truly scrumptious.  Traveling to Paris and watching Julie & Julia on the plane ride home had…

36 Hours at Home: “Staycation” Essentials

Text conversation with a friend: Her: Hey, would you be interested in seeing La La Land with me tonight? Me: Oh man, yes I would but we are in San Diego... Her: [Crying emojis] Bummer. What days of the month are you typically home? Me: Tuesdays haha Her: So Tuesdays you guys are home and you…

Dinner Party Must: Clam Pasta

Recent experience has taught me that when planning a small dinner party, sometimes simplicity is key.  Simplicity doesn't have to mean tasteless, though.  My mother-in-law taught me this recipe for clam pasta that is easy yet anything but boring when it comes to flavor.  The best part?  It easily serves a 4-6 people without breaking…

The Business of Creatives: Class Recommendations

"But I am an ar-tist!"  *said in the most uppity voice possible* Well sister, you may be an artist, but if you want to be successful, I'm learning that you have to be a business-minded person as well.  I wanted to compile a few classes for you that have been so interesting to me as…