We all have those people in our lives.  Those people who have more than a casual interest in food.  People whose ideal date is going to a different restaurant and ordering something they’ve never tried before and rave about it for hours after.  People who don’t know how to bring a normal casserole to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]