bake | copycat levain chocolate chip walnut cookies.

I did it. I went to Levain when the doc and I were in NYC this past October, and I ate one of their monster chocolate chip walnut cookies that tastes bready, almost, its so dense. And then I went home and managed to recreate them in my own kitchen. I decided the keys were:Continue reading “bake | copycat levain chocolate chip walnut cookies.”

cook | sheet pan shrimp scampi.

Quick but delicious weeknight dinners are my jam. I don’t like to spend more than 40 minutes but I don’t want to be completely boring or entirely routine. I like a bit of variety and I like to have a bunch of strong meals in my rotation. I recently tried a new sheet pan recipeContinue reading “cook | sheet pan shrimp scampi.”

cook | spicy linguine with clams.

I love making linguine with clams–and I like to change it up; sometimes a red sauce, sometimes a white wine one. This one was made with some leftover tomato sauce I had in the freezer and needed to use up. I added white wine, garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, parm, and a little basil beforeContinue reading “cook | spicy linguine with clams.”

f.o. | mrs. kim cross stitch

For those of you that know me personally, I’m a Gilmore Girls fan. Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino, the show’s creators, are my heroes. The pop culture references, book references, quick wit, and well -timed and brilliantly curated music selections were, and are, near and dear to me. And so, when the opportunity to makeContinue reading “f.o. | mrs. kim cross stitch”

cook | orange scented cod.

I love trying new fish dishes–particularly ones that stand up to cold weather. This orange scented cod with jasmine rice is just the dish. It really sticks to the ribs in a healthy way, and the doc and I really enjoyed it. Plus, it takes no time at all, so it’s the perfect weeknight dinner.Continue reading “cook | orange scented cod.”

cook | saffron pasta with zoodles.

Man! This dish! A new one I tried twice this late summer and definitely one to go in my regular rotation mostly because zucchini are plentiful and you can get them any season and not notice a lesser quality like tomatoes, for example. This pasta recipe using a combiation of bucatini and zoodles (that’s zucchiniContinue reading “cook | saffron pasta with zoodles.”

dinner | prosciutto wrapped sole.

Some days, my only opportunity to make and produce something creative is in my kitchen. And that’s o.k. because cooking can be as creative or as rigid as you’d like it to be. Often times, I might look in my fridge to see what I might make that I hadn’t planned and come up withContinue reading “dinner | prosciutto wrapped sole.”

cook | avocado toast.

Brunching in my house just got a major upgrade. I’m not always a big fan of going out with the masses on Sunday, waiting in line for brunch, and feeling too full and coma like after to have enjoyed any of it. I prefer Sundays on my back porch (weather permitting), early morning even ratherContinue reading “cook | avocado toast.”

cook | beef ramen.

This entire spring has been relatively cold and rainy. Day in, day out. We need the rain, but it leaves me is quite a funk. Some of the only creative outlets I’ve had in this weather are in the kitchen. And so, when it poured and poured last week, and the idea of walking andContinue reading “cook | beef ramen.”

cook | cod + lemony spinach.

This is a really simple, healthy weeknight meal. The baked cod, wrapped in prosciutto for a little bit of necessary fat, is smothered in salt, pepper, olive oil and baked until white and flaky, about 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven. I sauteed some onion, garlic, and spinach in a pan, and squeezed freshContinue reading “cook | cod + lemony spinach.”

cooking | birthday macs.

Sean’s 34th was last week. He wanted to grill burgers. Instead of just grilling burgers, though, I had to take it up a notch. Enter the homemade Big Mac, with three buns, homemade special sauce, minced onions, pickles, shredded lettuce, and loads of yellow cheese. These were so easy to make and tasted just likeContinue reading “cooking | birthday macs.”