Tag Archives: holiday

Vinegar Pie

This season has made me realize how truly, incredibly, overwhelmingly blessed I am. It’s been a hard few months, full of happiness and good fortune and time with family but also loss and heartache. It’s always a balance, but every once in a while something amazing happens that reminds you that you are loved. As […]

Satsuma Cobbler

Generally speaking, Dan and I are beer and wine people. We know very little about what makes a good wine, we know a fair amount about good beer, and (most importantly) we drink what we like. With the exception of the year that Dan was really into Scotch, it’s not often that you’ll see our […]

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Jam

One sentiment I hear over and over again is “I hated Brussels sprouts until I tried them roasted.” Amen. Me too. Actually, I’m not totally sure I even bothered to try Brussels sprouts until I saw them roasted to a crisp with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of salt. To this day that is my […]

Pumpkin & Pomegranate Risotto

Yesterday we hosted our annual B&S holiday party. The day each year where we cook a full holiday meal for our friends, photograph all the recipes, and tie a nice bow around all the recipes I’ll be posting throughout the holiday season. It’s my favorite day of the year for many reasons, particularly because it […]

Muscadine Jam

All summer long I had this song stuck in my head, particularly the lyric “she’s got me high as a Georgia pine, wild as a muscadine (pronounced musky-dine, naturally) vine…” It was on continuous play in my mind, over and over and over again, only occasionally alternating with useful things like thoughts. Don’t worry, since […]

Sugar Pie Pumpkin Pie

This time of year, everything is pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer. And while I occasionally indulge (especially in the pumpkin beer category), I tend to stay true to the classic- pumpkin pie. The first time I tried my hand at making a pumpkin pie from a pumpkin and not a can of Libby’s […]

Grilled Turkey, Herbed & Buttered

Last Thanksgiving we spent a week in the Poconos with Dan’s cousins Nate and Jess. While initially it was weird to not attend a big family dinner, it ended up being one of our favorite Thanksgivings yet. We ate, drank, hiked, relaxed, and cooked a really fantastic dinner. It also pushed me out of my […]

Southern Brisket

Easily the best thing about living at the beach is that people are excited to come and visit you. And the best thing about having formerly worked at a Jewish cultural institution is that some of your friends have off holidays (hey Shemini Atzeret what) that the general population does not have off. Which all […]

Sea Salt Snickerdoodles

I know at times it can seem as though this blog’s central message is “I don’t like any dessert that isn’t pie,”  but that is only mostly true. I’ve been known to sort of like a cake or two and there are a handful of cookies I love. And don’t even get me started on […]

Grilled Carrots

This week I am coming to you once again from the fair city of Baltimore. I’m up here doing photoshoots and (more importantly) to see my Esther put on a show at the second annual Esther Fest, a program Rachael and I created last year at the Museum featuring my spirit animal Esther making latkes, […]