squid ink spaghetti with buttered crab and gremolata breadcrumbs

Gorgeous black pasta, glistening with olive oil flavored with garlic and anchovies, topped with buttery sweet crab meat, and sprinkled with crunchy lemony gremolata breadcrumbs.

filipino ensaymada
March 23, 2015

Filipino Ensaymada

Filipino ensaymada is a soft, buttery brioche-like bun, topped with butter, sugar, and cheese. Some versions (like mine) use buttercream. Some use margarine. Some omit the cheese, but if you know me, I never...

salted dulce de leche brownies

I made my favorite fudgy brownies, dark and intense, dolloped spoonfulls of dulce de leche on top before baking, then finished with sprinkles of flaky smoked sea salt. Each bite of dark chocolate brownie,...

baby guinness jello shots

Baby Guinness Jello Shots are a delicious dessert-like alcoholic treat! The "beer" portion is made of coffee jello with Patron XO Cafe and the "foam" topping is a creamy Baileys-spiked pudding.

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...