Pasta with Garlic, Pine Nuts and Parsley

For “fendie night,” when I’m not ordering a cheeseburger or digging into leftovers, I love making 10 minute pasta dishes. Aglio e olio is simply garlic and olive oil, but with the addition of nutty pine nuts, tons of fresh parsley, and a hefty pinch of red pepper flakes, this dish sings with comfort and simplicity… Read More

Weeknight Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s a scenario that happens pretty much every night: I’m a little tired and craving something sweet, but the cranberry trail mix in our pantry isn’t cutting it. So, the other evening, I finally took action, and after some quick cookie research I’m pleased to introduce to the world: A half-batch, very easy cookie recipe that yields the richest and… Read More

How to Host a Stress-Free Weeknight Dinner Party

Nothing is better than having close friends over for some food and good conversation, especially mid-week, when you need a little pick-me-up. Also true: nothing is worse than having a bad day, realizing you’ve invited friends over for dinner, and wanting nothing more than a slice of to-go pepperoni pizza in complete silence. A surefire way… Read More