Beyond the Kitchen: Renovation Edition

Things have been a little dusty around here lately, in more ways than one. Back in September I posted about having to move temporarily while they replaced the floors in our entire building (true...

Thai Red Curry Risotto

Thai red curry meets Italian risotto in a mind-blowing mashup of flavor. Trust me, it’s better than it sounds. You usually spoon a heaping scoop of rice into your curry anyway, so why not...

Mediterranean Baked Trout with Olives, Fennel & Tomatoes

This recipe was created in partnership with McCormick® for your dinnertime pleasure. Thanks for supporting us and the brands we love! Cooking is all about timing. Fitting in a homecooked meal between finishing work...

Homemade European-Style Cultured Butter

Homemade butter is probably something you never thought you could make. Too hard or too time consuming, you may think. But if you’ve ever accidentally over-whipped your cream until it looks slightly curdled (and...

My Big Fat Greek Yogurt & Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures. Don’t miss My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, in theaters March 25th! When you hear the word bundt, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?...

Chocolate Black Sesame Cookies

I’ve had this weird fascination with black sesame lately. Not regular sesame, just black sesame. I don’t know if I ate something somewhere at some point (I really can’t pinpoint a specific moment that...

Weeknight Pasta with Italian Sausage and Broccoli Raab

On busy weeks, we’ll test recipes well into evening, which means we’re often in the kitchen for a two, three, even four hours at a time. When all you want to do is park...

Skillet Huevos Rancheros

Every season is skillet season. I’m convinced that food cooked in a skillet tastes 42% better, be it oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, roasted chicken breasts, or macaroni and cheese. On second thought, make that...

Mint Chocolate Dessert Soup

Today (February 19th) is National Chocolate Mint day, and to celebrate I’ve got a dessert soup recipe to whet your tastebuds and warm your soul. Dessert soup, you say? Indeed. Imagine it like an...

Let there be cake (celebrating 9 years of L&OO!)

In this household, blog birthdays are just as important as human (and feline) birthdays, if not moreso. I mean, I’ve never really thrown myself a birthday party, and yet I had no qualms about...

The Prickly Lady Cocktail

Meet the prickly lady: smoky mezcal, prickly pear juice, ginger liqueur, lime juice, and a pinch of powdered sugar. And let me just say that color? That brilliant, shocking fuchsia? It’s entirely au-naturale. I...

Salted Vanilla Hot Chocolate

If you were wondering about yesterday’s adorable little heart shaped marshmallows… well, this was the reason I made them to begin with. And with all this talk of orange, almond, and vanilla, you didn’t...