I Think Thursday 5.14.15


It’s Thursday, yet again!  I’ve been working on a few recipes for you – I want to make sure they’re DANG GOOD before they get posted, so thanks for your patience.  Here are you links for the week:

  1. Cindy made my Greens & Eggs & Ham from #sheetpansuppers!  Holla atcha!
  2. Two medieval monks invent dinner parties.  This is so good.
  3. The voyeur in me loves to see other people’s unforgettable wedding moments.
  4. What’s the deal with MATCHA, anyway?
  5. It’s true, I ❤️ my smartphone.  Shoot.
  6. Have you read this book?  I just started it but I’m obsessed.
  7. Would you try eating szechuan buttons?  Also, is this really going to become a thing?
  8. There’s a new episode of the And Eat It Too Podcast going up tomorrow!! We’re chatting about clams and happiness.
  9. Where art & gummy bears collide.
  10. Keep it together, toddlers!
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I Think Thursday 5.7.15


Happy Thursday, all!  Here are the first links of May:

  1. I just wish ducks would stop falling into storm drains in New Jersey.
  2. This Dad gives his 4-year-old super powers, and basically wins at Dadding.
  3. NEW EPISODE ALERT! Did you check out ep. 10 of The And Eat It Too Podcast?
  4. Lauren Hill performs a perfect acoustic version of “Doo Wop (That Thing)” on her couch.  Yep.  Still got it.
  5. Handwritten recipes are windows into the past, and I love them.
  6. This weekend is Mother’s Day! You’re going to need some brunch-spiration.
  7. I was so honored to be a guest on the Tiffany Han podcast, Raise Your Hand Say Yes! Check out the episode.
  8. When Joy tells you to make chocolate buttercream, you LISTEN.
  9. The difference between living in NYC and SF.
  10. The cereal personality test.  Reese’s Puffs ALL DAY.
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Strawberry Lilac Pavlovas


Happy Monday, friends, and May the 4th be with you!  Today I’m just bursting with bright, springtime bloominess (not a word but should be) because there’s an Edible Flower Potluck petaling up (also not a thing) the interwebs!

This gorgeous, flower-filled potluck started with Renee (as lots of good things do), and I have to say, I’m not sure a more beautiful (if virtual) potluck ever existed.  Just look at all of these gems!



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I Think Thursday 4.30.15


Hello, friends!  Tomorrow is May Day!  Here are your last April thinking links:

  1. I know it’s spring and we’re all supposed to be about ramp and rhubarb EVERYTHING, but I’m really craving those chewy homemade granola bars up there (aka cookies).
  2. How I got converted to GMO food.  Interesting.
  3. Things in Nepal are dire.  How you can help right now.  Also, footage of Katmandu weeks before the quake.
  4. 17 wonderful food poems.  I think my favorite is the one by William Carlos Williams… and the Shel Silversteins, of course.
  5. My heart is breaking for Baltimore, and also for our country in general.  We have a systemic problem on our hands, and it’s time to wake up.
  6. Also I kind of wish more protests looked like this.
  7. Amy Schumer kills AGAIN (I’m guessing you’ve already seen this but I just love it so much).
  8. This family eats nothing but meat.  Like, NOTHING. #meatsweats
  9. Some Sheet Pan Suppers love over on The Kitchn this week!!
  10. The #1 question to ask before getting married.



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Rhubarb Almond Polenta Cake


I feel like we need to catch up.  Where has time been flying, these days?

Me, I’ve been flying to Philadelphia.  There, I ate hoagies and had an IHOP date with my dad.


And I made an appearance on a morning show!  (Thanks, Fox 29!)  I also bought butter cookies (with extra sprinkles) at the Ardmore Farmer’s market, but didn’t make it to Rita’s for water ice.  Next time.

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I Think Thursday 4.23.15


Apologies for the slow week around these parts!  I’ve been busy with traveling and dinner guests and quizzes on macronutrients (yikes), but I promise I’ll have a new recipe for you soon.  In the meantime, check out this week’s links!

  1. It’s starting to feel like popsicle season… let’s make Date Shake Popsicles!
  2. 23 amazingly ridiculous things you can buy at Anthropologie.
  3. Melissa Clark is on the sheet pan train!! #sheetpansuppers
  4. Amy Schumer is hilarious.  The popcorn-eating bit is REAL.
  5. Cannabis cookbooks are a thing now.
  6. Also, John Oliver.  His doomsday video is fantastic.
  7. Gwyneth can be ridiculous sometimes, but this is not one of those times.
  8. I still love Tracy Chapman.  Sue me.
  9. What’s inside Jell-O?  Besides jiggle, I mean.
  10. And now I have officially (but unofficially) seen it all.
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I Think Thursday 4.16.15


Happy Thursday, peepsicles!  Here, your weekly links:

  1. It’s a great time of year to make cashew tarragon pesto and put it on eeeeverything.
  2. Teeny boppers of the 90’s rejoice!!
  3. What an interesting article (with some cute/cool graphics, too).
  4. Who’s to blame for California’s drought?
  5. Did you check out the latest And Eat It Too podcast?  #springchickens
  6. Emojis for 30-somethings.
  7. Here’s your new science-backed reason to eat more cheese (WHO needed a reason??)
  8. And then there’s Mariah Carey singing along to Mariah Carey. I MEAN.
  9. CEO of the year.
  10. A new to me blog – so wonderful.
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Brown Butter Citrus Madeleines


What do you do on a bumpy plane ride?

I’ll tell you what I don’t do.  I definitely don’t freak out.  I do NOT insist on staring out the window while counting slowly to one hundred in my head.  And by no means do I start listening to Will Smith songs because of the comfort that knowing 100% of the words to “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” brings.


That just doesn’t sound like me.

(But you gotta, Prada, bag with a lotta, stuff in it, give it to your friend let’s spin…)


I’m on my way to Philadelphia!  To see my parents and do a little book promoting.  I’m excited to chat up Sheet Pan Suppers and also tell everyone I come in contact with about the little veggie garden we planted in our backyard last weekend.  Look at this!


It’s growing real, actual vegetables!  Butter lettuce, spinach, sweet peas, onions and beets!  Also some strawberries, raspberries and chives.  I’ve never had my own garden before, but last year Ben and I managed to kill every single one of our apartment-sized potted plants, so here’s hoping things are on the up and up for us, green-thumb-wise.


But what am I saying?  You guys are here for the cookies, no?  Let’s talk about madeleines!  I broke in my madeleine pan with these bad boys.  (If you don’t have one, not to worry – you can bake these in a muffin tin instead – they won’t have the same shape, obviously, but they’ll be just as delicious.)

I loosely followed Daniel Boulud’s recipe, the one that was published in Bon Appetit a few months ago, and it seems the man knows his madeleines.  These are infused with browned butter and orange zest, and they’re soft, cakey and just perfect with a cup of hot coffee or tea.  Their one downfall is that they depreciate quickly, losing their light, fluffy texture after just one day at room temperature, but the good news?  I found the solution.

…Now excuse me while I eat every single one.


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I Think Thursday 4.9.15


Happy Thursday, pals!  This week has been full of furniture arranging (and rearranging) and sunshine and miniature cadbury eggs.  How about you?  Here are this week’s thinking links:

  1. This time of year, I want to snap up all of the early strawberries. We can make a sour cream & fresh strawberry pie!
  2. Is there actually anyone cooler than Michelle Obama?
  3. The Splendid Table did a little piece on Sheet Pan Suppers!
  4. This headline.  It’s SO GOOD.
  5. Some good self defense moves up in here.
  6. A small glimpse into life as an astronaut.  So cool.
  7. Ravioli or baby stingrays?
  8. Should you go to culinary school?  Worth a read.
  9. Such amazing photos.


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Cutest Macaroon Easter Nests


I’ve been so preoccupied with dealing with all of the boxes in our house (the boxes, my god, the boxes! Let it be known that moving is just a lesson in setting up/breaking down boxes,) and lamenting the fact that, due to said boxes (and the chaotic state of our new home, in general), it doesn’t seem like I’ll be able to pull off a Seder for Passover this year, I almost forgot that it’s Easter weekend, too!



My lovely in-laws are hosting Easter on Sunday and, because they know what’s what, they’ve put me in charge of dessert.  I had big plans to make Deb’s raspberry macaroons and maybe even a flourless chocolate cake in a nod to the (begrudgingly neglected, by me) Passover holiday, but then I saw these little munchkins on Martha Stewart’s instagram and that was that.


I mean, HOW CUTE are these guys?



IMG_5020The facts: they only use 4 ingredients (plus a bit of chocolate and mini eggs, for decorating).  They take less than 30 minutes to bake.  They are a bonafide excuse to buy a big bag of miniature chocolate easter eggs.


So WHAT are you waiting for?  Easter weekend baking project — begin!


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