Don’t forget to enter the Small Kitchen College Brown Bag Challenge for a chance to win some great BuiltNY prizes! In honor of the SKC Brown Bag Week, we’ll be featuring our favorite portable lunch items all week long! Since becoming officially gluten-free, I’ve been pretty much living on quinoa. I keep a tub of […]
Small Kitchen, Gluten-Free: Sandwiches, Without the Wheat
There’s nothing that irks me more as a cook, or as an innocent dining bystander, than picky eaters. I’ve gotten pretty used to and tolerant of varied tastes and constraints at my table. My mother has always been a problem child. She’s been dairy and gluten-free, and at times also sugar and acid free, for […]
Recipe Flash: Grits with Old Bay Frizzled Shallots and a Fried Egg
For another perfect hangover brunch for one, check out this menu When I’m alone, I’m decidedly not the biggest breakfast eater. Once I’ve had my coffee and finished my morning emails, it’s always close enough to lunch time that I can tell my tummy to be quiet and start counting down to noon. The idea […]
Recipe Flash: Roasted Eggplant and Israeli Couscous Salad
For more tips on great portable dishes, check out our guide to Becoming a Potluck All-Star! We’ve seen quite a few planes, trains, and automobiles lately, with our book “tour” and all. These excursions have brought back to mind the need for super portable dishes–the kind we brown bag for lunch in the Bolt Bus […]
Baking For Others: Summer Lemon Mousse with Strawberries
Check out our other great tips for how to serve fruit for dessert. It’s no secret that I am not the baker in this little cooking duo of ours. This wasn’t always the case. In high school, when our cooking and non-cooking friendship began, I baked all the time—mostly cookies, but also the occasional pound […]
Recipe Flash: Roasted Shrimp & Aparagus
For more springy goodness, check out our Spring-tastic Menu For Two Asparagus is one of my favorite springtime veggies—it’s incredibly quick and simple to prepare, and each bunch is more beautiful than the next at the farmer’s market. I’ve been known to use asparagus in everything this time of year—in pesto to dress a pasta […]
Cooking For Others: BFF Pizza Party, Round Two
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EVENT: New BFF Platonic Triple Date
VENUE: Phoebe’s Apartment, Flatiron
TYPE: Get-to-know-you Pizza Party!
MENU: Spicy Sausage and Fennel Pizza; Spring Pizza with Artichokes, Leeks, and Shallots; Bistro Salad; Mint Ganache Tart with Blackberries
From My Mother’s Kitchen: Spaghetti Frittata with Ramps
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The first meal my mother ever made my father was a frittata. I’ve mentioned this before on the blog, and I tell the story behind their first cooking encounter in our book. So why am I mentioning it again? Because it’s proof that my mom makes a damn good frittata.
Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Serve alongside Spicy Black Bean Dip and Mexican Wedding Cookies The summer I lived in LA, I was a total sucker for California Pizza Kitchen. Their Spinach Artichoke Dip and BBQ Chicken Pizza were a surefire way of assimilating into So-Cal culture—discussing the deliciousness of these items provided the same kind of bonding experience as […]
Big Girls, Test Kitchen: Derby Day Punch
Check out our other 5 Best Cocktails I had a dirty little secret in high school: I was a horse person. In the burbs, this was standard. Perhaps even a status symbol. But in the city, being a rider was on the same social plane as being a drama nerd, which I happened to be […]