January 2015

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milk braised pork loin (+ savoring winter)

milk braised pork loin (+ savoring winter)

You know what’s really great about the cold weather this year?  It’s like it’s not bothering me at all.  I mean, sure I’m cold.  But compared to last year it’s a million times better.  Because last year not only was it cold (especially with the polar vortex and all), but I was ridiculously constantly sick … more

peanut date snack bars

peanut date snack bars

I know I mentioned that at the beginning of each year I always get a renewed inspiration for cooking dinner and meal planning and trying to make that work in the most efficient way possible.  But this year, I feel like I have a renewed interest in food in general and how our food culture … more

brown butter chocolate chip cookies

brown butter chocolate chip cookies

I wasn’t going to admit to it, but in the back of my mind I think one of my New Year’s Resolutions was Find The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.  I never said this out loud, even to myself, because this has been a goal for years and the perfect recipe has always eluded me. … more

basic baked chicken thighs {updated}

basic baked chicken thighs {updated}

Real life: this was the best picture I could get the other night because I got home from work late (hence dinner was running late), Evelyn was crying (I think we have a teething baby), and I just didn’t feel like I could get my act together. I mean, it’s not bad.  I just had … more