A blood orange and rosemary Sicilian-style French 75.

I’m sitting here on the first day of Spring at my desk and it feels particularly meaningful this year. Maybe because this winter felt particularly trying, maybe because so much of 2018 tested me and so many people around me in pretty awful ways, but I’m trying to approach this equinox with cautious optimism. At…

Mushroom eggs from Basque Country for Sunday brunch.

While I won’t say that every brunch dish we make at home won’t actually be brunch-ish or brunch-adjacent, I have to admit that this new little exercise of ours is encouraging me to scour my cookbooks for the dishes I felt would always be perfect for that time of day first. Since most of them…

Musings on 2018 and saying hello to 2019.

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope everyone was able to enjoy some downtime over the last few weeks as we made the transition from fall to winter with all of the various holidays celebrated during that time. Our Christmas was typically busy, and our New Year’s was considerably more relaxed by comparison. Michael told me…

Gail Simmons’ Bloody Mary Eggs from Bringing it Home.

Something I’m trying to do as we head into winter is to make brunch at home once or twice a month, in part to switch things up, but also as a way to cook in natural light when the sun sets at 5 PM every day. This doesn’t mean that we will always make something…

Marc Vetri’s Mastering Pizza and my new favorite pizza Margherita.

Last year, on Black Friday, I found myself standing around the part of King of Prussia Mall in the area where Urban Outfitter, Free People, and Anthropologie are all situated, waiting for my in-laws to be finished in either Urban Outfitter or Old Navy. I started wandering around in the immediate area to stave off…

The TMFP 2018 holiday guide, promoting cooking as self-care.

I started pulling this together back in October, on a Friday afternoon when I was feeling optimistic and hopeful, but then I shelved it because I didn’t want to write anything too optimistic ahead of the midterm elections, were they to turn out to be not what was expected. Once that was settled, I wanted…