Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream

For my birthday, my older brother, Micah, gave me an ice cream maker. I’ve wanted one ever since I saw this article and started thinking about the various flavors I could make (Vietnamese iced coffee ice cream? Goat’s milk mint ice cream? Blueberries and Cream…) Cookies n’ Cream seemed like a good place to start, though.… Read More

A Year with Juniper

Exactly a year ago today, I brought Juniper home from the shelter. She was quiet, tentative and in desperate need of a mama. This dog is something special — she can be both the most graceful, agile beast and the biggest baby. Having her has been endless entertainment, and so much rewarding work. I’ve surprised myself with some… Read More

5 Surprisingly Cheap Eats

There are some things that are just always going to be expensive. Smoked salmon. Ribeye steak. Cherries. Almond butter. Mascarpone cheese. But one thing I’ve learned cooking and entertaining in my 20’s is that there are quite a few dishes that may sound and look fancy, but are actually made with entirely affordable ingredients. Here are a few… Read More

Why I Write

When I was seven, I started my first journal — It was a tiny blue hardcover diary with a lock. I remember being constantly annoyed that it wasn’t bigger and that the itty pages filled up so quickly. Inside were my observations, “Going to Rachel’s and saw there was a big fire above Famiglia’s Pizza. All the windows… Read More