How to Make Fries at Home

A few years ago, I wanted to make fries at home, but didn’t feel like same-old baked potato wedges (nor did I want to deep fry them). So I did my research, and discovered this trick: boiling the potatoes in salted water before baking them ensures that the insides stay moist and tender, while the outside crisps… Read More

Homemade Frozen Yogurt With The Best Topping

Even though it’s frigid out these days, I’ve been in the mood for cool, refreshing desserts after dinner. Lemon sorbet is about as summery as it gets, but I devoured a container last week and didn’t think twice. And then, while perusing Serious Eats this weekend, I stumbled on this article about homemade frozen yogurt and became… Read More

Spanish Tortilla

This past weekend I was invited to a brunch potluck, so I hit the interwebs for inspiration. The criteria: time efficient, cheap, and easily transportable. I settled on this Spanish Tortilla (picture: frittata meets potato gratin) which came together in about an hour and a half, and didn’t require any extra attention as I sleepily drank my coffee and stirred the onions around… Read More

How to Make a Latte at Home (Without an Espresso Machine)

In general, I have mixed feelings about Pinterest. It’s such a time suck, for starters — and it feels so current, so saturated with bohemian kitchens and waify models in oversized coats, that I often get grumpy and headachy. I’ll alternate between shaking my fists at the ‘one pot pasta’ photo that looks good but is probably bogus, and feeling deeply… Read More

5 Genius Tricks For The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

My beloved friend Rémy is visiting for a few days, so naturally, we’ve been cooking and baking up a storm. Because we’re both freelance writers who spend most of our time working from home (alone), having company has felt like Christmas, and since we haven’t seen each other in eight months, it has also felt like we’re honeymooning.… Read More