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My kid’s a freak. This probably isn’t news to you, since I write about his food weirdness all the time, but last night’s dinner request was a doozy. At the end of a 90-something-degree day, which we spent sweating at the kiddie amusement park inside Central Park, my darling boy wanted soup for dinner. Soup. ...Keep Reading
I’m amazed I’ve never written about this here before (I did in my book, so maybe that’s why I felt like I’d covered it?): Each year the Environmental Working Group analyzes USDA and FDA data concerning pesticide residue on conventionally-grown produce. Essentially, they crunch a bunch of numbers and figure out which fruits and vegetables ...Keep Reading
Stephen’s been asking me to make dates wrapped in bacon for oh, nine years now. We met nine years ago. But, y’know, I grew up kosher. I lurves me some super-crisp bacon, and pepperoni pizza is always welcome—but only outside my home. Inside, I’m all about turkey bacon. And I knew turkey bacon wasn’t going ...Keep Reading
I don’t throw around the word “genius” lightly. And I’d certainly never apply it to myself. (OK, maybe I did, once.) But my friend Amanda Bergman has taken a shine to my chocolate chip cookie recipe—seriously, judging by the frequency of her posting cookie pictures on Facebook, she’s probably made more of them than I ...Keep Reading
I know exactly what you’re having for breakfast tomorrow, or Sunday at the latest. You may think you’ve already got the menu planned—Apple Cinnamon Whole-Wheat Pancakes, perhaps, or Strawberry-Rhubarb Bread, or heck, maybe even a Bacon & Egg Pie. Well, no. That’s not what you’re making. You’re making Cinnamon Sugar Popovers. And you’re going to ...Keep Reading