Salted Pecan Cake + First Look at “Cake, I Love You!”

When it arrived, the first page that fell open in Jill O’Connor’s new book Cake, I Love You! was her recipe for Salted Pecan Cake. A not-so-subtle voice in my head screamed, “Stop what you are doing right now and go directly into the kitchen.” Continue reading “Salted Pecan Cake + First Look at “Cake, … [Read more…]

Sweet Potato Waffles with Fried Egg, Bacon, and Scallions

Breakfast for dinner. When my son was little, we called it “upside-down day”! Waffles for supper are an especially comforting way to end the day. They’re relatively quick to make from scratch and they change up the meal routine in an unexpected way. Any break in routine feels slightly festive, no matter how simple. Continue … [Read more…]

Creamy Ziti Florentine

Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. But art is not its only treasure. The food of Florence is renowned, albeit simple and with roots in peasant cuisine. One famous dish, a hefty Tuscan steak, is grilled and often served on a bed of spinach with a few lemon … [Read more…]