Chocolate Swirl M&M Cookies

I’m really nervous about today. I’m probably going to have a bit of a breakdown come 3 or 4 PM this afternoon. Why is that? Oh, no big deal, I’m just running a damned 5K after work with my office. Why do I hate myself? I am not a runner! I’ve been trying to “train” over the past month to get ready for it, but so far I’ve only worked up to about 2.5 miles and that last half mile ...more

Brooklyn Lemonade

Good morning, universe. Welcome to another Monday. I hope that you all had a nice little weekend. After the biblical rain that we experienced on Friday, I certainly did. Seriously, though, I couldn’t believe the torrential downpour that we got on Friday. I’m really glad that I had my umbrella in my giant Mary Poppins bag that I lug around with me everywhere. It’s not always such a bad thing to be attached to 10 pounds of miscellaneous items now, ...more

Greek Couscous & Chicken Salad

Thank jeebus that the heat wave is over and I can get back to my normal life. I’m alright sweating to death in July, but New York is supposed to still be pretty alright in June. Last weekend I thought I was going to pass out. But, everything is right in the world because it’s Thursday, and that means Hannibal is on. It is my absolute new favorite thing. Kramer and I can’t get enough ....more

Home Cured Gravlax

I had a really great weekend, but it all ended in waking up at 2:30 AM on Monday morning feeling the sickest I’ve felt in a long time. I couldn’t even get back into bed – by 4 AM, I was laying on the couch watching season one of New Girl trying to forget how horrible I was feeling. I’m still not doing that great, but as long as I can make it to the subway in the morning, I ...more

Peanut Butter Sandies

I’m really excited for this weekend! Even though one of my closest friends (and coincidentally, my sister-in-law) moved back to Phoenix this week, bringing unprecedented dispair amongst the Kramer household, life goes on and there are still things to look forward to. For example, my parents will be in town for a brief 24-hour period, so of course, I’ve got lots and lots of activities packed into a short amount of time. I’ll meet them for a drink at their ...more

Clams on the Half Shell

The past week has been a whirlwind of dinners, gatherings, and parties. It feels as if we’ve gone out every night, but thankfully we’ve still managed to sleep and eat just fine, as you might imagine ....more

Crock-Pot Lamb Tagine

Kramer and I had a phenomenal time at GoogaMooga on Saturday, and I feel really bad that they ended up having to cancel the event on Sunday due to the bad weather. If you didn’t get to go, my condolences, because Saturday ruled. We got there right when the gates opened and the rest was just a whirlwind of food, drinks, and outdoor activities ....more

Rainbow Carrot Salad

It’s finally here! GoogaMooga weekend! For those of you who are either not obsessed with food-centric events or don’t live in New York, GoogaMooga is a giant food and music festival in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Kramer and I went last year and had an amazing time. A lot of people said that they had a terrible time – there were crowds, food ran out, it was hard to get beer and wine, etc. but to those people I say, duh! ...more

Summer Sangria

Kramer had a fantastic birthday weekend, or at least I hope that he did! We celebrated a bit each day, which he absolutely deserves after completing his first full year of grad school. His last day of class was yesterday. Congratulations, Kramer! I’m so proud of him for working so hard during the day, studying at night, getting up and doing it all over again each day. I certainly couldn’t do it and I am in awe of his will ...more

Honey & Pear Muffins

I’m feeling a bit better today. Thankfully I have a quiet week this week, so there’s nothing I have to necessarily be in tip-top shape for after getting home from work, whereas last week I was pretty busy and definitely didn’t get enough sleep. Let’s keep it that way this week, shall we? The temptation to go out and meet friends at bars is most certainly there, but I think I can avoid that until Friday, where we’re having a ...more