eggplant with yogurt and tomato relish
This is not a recipe for eggplant caviar, but caught up in an adoration of July eggplants too lovely to roast just to grind up, it is loosely inspired by it. If you're unfamiliar with eggplant caviar, well, you need to come over to my in-law's where it is never not on the table, or basically ...
blackberry cheesecake galette
That was close. We almost went half the summer without a new pie recipe. I do solemnly swear to never let that happen. Common cooking theory goes that galettes are a lazy person's pie, except one person's lazy is might just be another person having life priorities that do not include ...
corn, bacon and parmesan pasta
Oh, hi, I am ready for summer now. What did I miss? Because the first half of this summer was so busy -- a manuscript due, a redesign set off into the world, a birthday , and a zillion other bits of happy work/life chaos -- I'm in this funny position of looking up for the first time mid-July and ...
peaches and cream bunny cake
There are parents that sew their kids' clothes, carry them in an Ergo until kindergarten and take them to Disney World at least twice before they even reach 2nd grade, but if you don't mind, please don't tell my kids that such people are options, at, like, the Parent Store. I, in turn, will not ...
welcome to the shiny new smitten kitchen 2.0
9.85 years ago, I decided that I was going to start a home cooking blog and that I would design the site myself, which is hilarious because my HTML and CSS skill level is equivalent to that thing you do when you don’t know which circuit on the panel blew so you just flip them all up and down until
Funnel Cake Adapted, just barely, from Taste of Home To me, the glory of funnel cake is in the contrast — a simple, barely sweet batter against a whiteout of powdered sugar, that somehow together makes a messy knit of doughnut strands that are, at most, moderately sweet. Thus, it’s essential to ...
corn and black bean weeknight nachos
Corn and Black Bean Weeknight Nachos Serves 4 but I won’t tell anyone if 3 of you polish it off Assembly 2 ears corn, husked 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 large poblano Nonstick spray or 2 teaspoons oil 2 generous cups (about 8 ounces) coarsely grated monterey jack cheese 2 ...
Did you know drinking buttermilk is a thing? I wasn’t aware until a few years ago when I took a baking class and remarked to the teacher that buttermilk is pretty amazing in baked goods for something that smells so rancid and he told me that his mother drinks a glass of it warm every […]
charred eggplant and walnut pesto pasta salad
Charred Eggplant and Walnut Pesto Pasta Salad Walnut pesto adapted from Jody Williams Serves: 3 to 4 as a light meal; I’d double it for a party Assembly Salt 1/2 pound pasta (I used Setaro’s organietti, but other radiatore shapes are great here) Additional olive oil 1 medium eggplant (1 pound) ...
the consummate chocolate chip cookie, revisited
The Consummate Chocolate Chip Cookie, Revisited Adapted, just a little, from David Leite via The New York Times Yield: 18 5-inch cookies. Do not fight it; do not make these smaller. For a petite, excellent, salted chocolate chip cookie, use these instead. 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces, 280 grams or 2 1/2