The Perfect Classless Cream

The Classless Cream

The holidays are on the horizon (they must be; craft stores have been crawling with Christmas trees for months), and that means we need drinks made of ice cream and booze! We need them because they’re simultaneously cold and warming; we need them because there’s an eggnog-shaped void in the lives of those of us unfortunate enough to have noticed …

Spider? I hardly know her

I don’t usually decorate for Halloween. I love Halloween, and I love holiday decorating, but Halloween decorating doesn’t really suit my style. When I decorate for a season, it’s to invite more beauty and sparkle into my home, not so I can pee my pants every time I walk into the living room and see a scarecrow standing there pretending …

Apple Nectarine Parfait

Summer Meets Fall: Apple-Nectarine Parfaits with Maple Yogurt

Five ingredients. That’s it. Well, seven if you count lemon juice and a spoonful of sugar, but stop being so pedantic. It’s basically five. It’s like a whole-food dessert, more or less: lightly sweetened apples and nectarines, Greek yogurt with maple syrup mixed in, and some cereal on top. All right, you’ve got me there: once I said “throw cereal …

Beef and Barley Stew

Barley alive

Beef and Barley Stew, and the kind-of-crazy story of my first time cooking it.