The Spicy Brazilian as inspired by Palace in Miami Beach.

After my first trip to Little Havana, I Ubered back over to South Beach as the weather had improved significantly by the early afternoon and I wanted to take a stroll down Ocean Drive and take in the hist ts smack dab in the middle of it all, and because it was so nice that…

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…

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…

Images from Baltimore, Herb Festival 2018 edition.

I’ll be honest—I wasn’t sure if we were going to go to the Baltimore Herb Festival this year because with my additions to the lineup last year, I kind of thought I was set. But the mint we got outgrew its pot likwhoa, and the black pear pepper plant also outgrew its pot, and then…

The Manhattan [food] Project’s gift guide for 2017.

I’ve been going back and forth on posting a gift guide this year; even posting one in early December feels like it would be too late to do so as I know I’ve made most of my purchases by now, though I still have a few more to get. But I have so much fun…

On Master of None, making tortellini, and making television.

Can I take a moment and say how smitten I am with the newest episodes of Master of None? We’re slowly making our way through the season–just one new one a week–and as such I feel like we’re SO behind because the various pop culture blogs I follow have already moved on to a bunch…