10 Great Apps for Your Holiday Food & Drink


Whether you’re hosting, guesting, or just hanging out this holiday season, here are 10 apps to make your holly a bit more jolly, put more figgy in your pudding, and make you shine like a Food Network STAR! Cooking 1. How to Cook Everything App If you are a fan of  New York Times columnist Mark […]

How A Kitchen Hack Does Thanksgiving Dinner

Pumpkin Pie

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, have you made your menu plans yet? I love cooking and I’m brilliant at it! So of course I have…  Umm… Correction. I love to eat. I’m a competent cook, but mostly, I’m a kitchen hack. So when Whole Foods offered a sample pre-cooked turkey dinner and all of the […]

And How Was Your Weekend?


Friday night, I wept through the final season opening for Friday Night Lights– partly because it makes me homesick for Texas and partly because this show is SO VERY GOOD! Saturday night, I baked a pecan pie from scratch. Naturally. The recipe came from Real Simple’s November issue and sure enough, it was super simple […]

Are You Going To Eat That?

100 Baby Purees

All parents have the highest of aspirations for their children. Doctor, teacher, President of the United States… but the next Kobayashi? If fate were decided by talent and talent was determined at the age of eight months, then my daughter definitely has a shot at winning international titles in competitive eating. She greedily gobbles up […]

Brunch, I Love You More Than Rainbows*


This past Saturday, I was having a late night nosh with new friends when the conversation turned to… What else? Brunch. In particular, favorite places to brunch. It’s one of the first things I like to know about people when I meet them. Hello. How are you? What’s your name? Where’s your favorite place to […]

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