Aug 292014
 
PB & B Pretzel Ice Cream Sandwiches

I have a lot of things to celebrate/mourn this week: Labor day weekend! Yay! End of Summer. Boo. My Birthday! Yay! Getting old and realizing these lines on my forehead are there for good. Boo. Tiny Peanut Butter-Banana Pretzel Ice Cream Sandwiches that are also healthy! Yay! Nope, no downside to that one. The combination [read more…]

Aug 172014
 
Watermelon-Burrata Cubes

Something terrible happened today. I was walking down the streets of New York City, minding my own business, and something fell from the sky. It was a leaf. But not just any leaf–a brown leaf. I looked up, and spotted a whole tree full of leaves trading their vibrant greens for dull browns. Um, excuse [read more…]

Aug 072014
 
Sweet Corn & Zucchini "Fritters"

Does anyone else find that when you’re super busy you are the most productive, and when you have plenty of free time your lazy alterego comes out? I know it’s counterintuitive, but that’s how I’ve been feeling these past few weeks. By “not busy”, I mean I ONLY have a full time job and am [read more…]

Jul 252014
 
Grilled Figs & Balsamic: Two Ways

Sometimes the best dishes appear when I pick up a random ingredient with no plan in mind as to how to use it. This is one of those times. I’ve been noticing beautiful black figs at the grocery store lately, so I decided to pick up a box and think of a way to use [read more…]

Jul 102014
 
Mini Summer Vegetable & Quinoa Frittatas

Ever get into a breakfast rutt? Are you a serial cereal eater? Do you wish your toast was toast? Looking to scramble your egg routine a bit? (Insert additional breakfast puns here). I find that more than any other meal, I am a creature of habit and often go months eating the exact same breakfast. [read more…]

Jun 302014
 
Patriotic Fruit Kebabs & Honey-Yogurt Dip

If you’re anything like me, there’s really no such thing as summer “vacation” anymore. If your summer has been as busy as mine has been, and you’re looking for literally the easiest possible festive 4th of July treat, here it is. There is no culinary skill needed here, just some delicious red and blue fruit, [read more…]

Jun 202014
 
Marissa Dreams of Sushi

OK so maybe I’m not quite Jiro (yet), but I did finally learn how to make sushi! Sushi making has been on the “things I want to learn how to do” list for quite some time, so I decided to sign Jeff and me up for a class with Sushi by Simon. Not only was [read more…]