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Lemon Raspberry Muffins

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Last weekend, I drove home to Oklahoma for my baby brother’s college graduation. I remember when he was tiny, and I was terrified of dropping him. Now he’s all grown up, and a few inches taller than I am.

A couple of years ago, he developed an interest in videography out of nowhere. Now, he’s made a business of it. He’s going to come up to Kansas City soon and help me make some Cookie and Kate videos! We’re both stubborn perfectionists, and we’re both always right, so stay tuned for how that turns out. Continue Reading »

Broccoli Rabe and Black Bean Quesadillas

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Do you have fun plans for Cinco de Mayo? It’s one of those festive holidays that sneaks up on me, like St. Patrick’s Day, and makes me wish I were a more proactive party planner. Sometimes, I get lucky and my friends use it as an excuse to get together. Other times, I make do with some chips and salsa or a green shirt. Continue Reading »

What to Cook This May

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Whoops! This guide is coming to you late this month. Better late than never? I submitted my cookbook manuscript to my editor last Monday, and spent the next few days recovering (as in, sleeping a reasonable number of hours per night, getting some exercise, and enjoying dinner with a friend, even). Then came a busy weekend in Oklahoma with my family. I’m definitely not finished with the cookbook yet—tons of photos to edit, and presumably lots of work once my editor is done reviewing it—but I’m so pleased with it right now. I can’t wait for you all to see it next spring! Continue Reading »

Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

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Is there anything better than a hearty breakfast of crispy breakfast potatoes and eggs after a late night? No, I don’t think there is.

I’ve long relegated breakfast potatoes to indulgent breakfast status, but I finally figured out how to roast delectably crisp, diner-style home fries at home. These will definitely make an appearance at my next brunch, and probably on the dinner table, too. They’re that good. Continue Reading »

Heather’s Zucchini Noodles with Basil-Pumpkin Seed Pesto

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My head is spinning after a weekend away at a food conference and a late arrival home last night. Food is one of my favorite subjects, so I’m feeling inspired after discussions about nutrition, and the latest trends and innovations. Fellow food nerds, definitely check out The Food Lab next year, especially if you live in the NYC area. Continue Reading »