red lentil soup with farfallette

If the availability of Starbucks' pumpkin spice lattes weren't enough to make one aware of the changing seasons, the advent of cool days and cooler nights certainly means autumn has arrived. In addition to layering, riding boots, and pumpkins, fall is the time to break out the big pots and begin making soup again. When... Continue Reading →

sautéed corn with basil

Having grown up in New Jersey, that meant summers full of fresh fruits and vegetables (New Jersey is, after all, the Garden State!). There are a number of things New Jersey does particularly well: blueberries, corn, and tomatoes are the big three. We always had corn or tomatoes at dinner every night during the summer... Continue Reading →

dutch baby

When a couple we met in Grant's A-100 training class got married, we sent them a 10-inch nonstick fry pan as a wedding gift. In their thank you note, they included one of their favorite recipes for the pan. We happened to have received a 10-inch nonstick in our wedding presents, so Grant immediately tried... Continue Reading →

semi-homemade grilled pizza

The other night, my sister Laura and I made grilled pizza for dinner, which many people never think of doing. In college, every internship I had was unpaid, but I did manage to walk away with books from every one of them. My first internship was at a magazine and one of my writing jobs... Continue Reading →

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