cochon 555 boston chicharon bar boulud

Have you ever had a meal where as soon as everyone takes their first bite, there’s a collective silence that falls across the room, then sounds of degustation, rumbles of excitement, sighs, moans, yum’s,...

The Basket Case - Eggs, Hash, Sausage, Toast, Pancakes
February 26, 2015

Breakfast for Dinner

Earlier this week, I was able to go to one of my favorite local diners, The Breakfast Club in Allston. That's right, a diner called The Breakfast Club! And THEY ONLY PLAY 80s MUSIC! It's...

banana bread
February 16, 2015

Classic Banana Bread

One of the best things I like about snow days is that it is perfect for staying in and baking. There’s something very calming and comforting about the smell of fresh baked goodies, while...

orange rum cakes

Do you like how I just casually said "olive oil gelato" like it was no big deal, like it was something I always have in my freezer like my favorite strawberry Haagen-Dazs ice cream?

genes chinese handpulled noodles

It’s time for a long-delayed installment of my Good Eats series, where I share some some of the great foods I’ve enjoyed but were previously undocumented. I used to regularly write these recaps –...

spicy eggs with chorizo
January 26, 2015

Baked Eggs with Chorizo

Baked eggs in tomato sauce in common in Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. I added chorizo because I love it. And I knew that the meaty, garlicky flavor would make these eggs extra special. Served...

double chocolate cake slice

This is something special. Fudgy and moist chocolate layers, filled with cherry preserves, brushed with Grand Marnier, and finished with a dark chocolate sour cream frosting. It has all my favorite things in one...

chia blueberry pudding
January 12, 2015

5 Healthy Desserts

Low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, Paleo - these aren't the typical words I use to describe the desserts I feature on this blog. But today is different! Today we're going to talk about some healthy desserts. January...

chocolate hazelnut baklava

Rich, chocolate-y, buttery, sticky, sweet, and spiked with bourbon. Is there a better way to welcome in the new year?

mini bacon chocolate ice cream sandwich
December 29, 2014

Closing Out a Delicious 2014

I’ve been writing my year-end recaps the last few years (here’s 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013). Last year as I looked back at my Year of Gratitude, I said, I just know that 2014...