Category: Musings

Musings

6 Fabulous Food Resolutions for 2013

Happy new year! I quit making big life resolutions a couple seasons ago, but last January, I wrote about my food resolutions for the coming year. They were simple and straightforward and accessible, since they came from the space where I spend the most time–the kitchen. As I compiled an eating wishlist for 2013, I […]

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On Mashed Potatoes

In most header notes for mashed potato recipes, the Russet, Yukon, or Peruvian Purple comes off as a vehicle for butter and cream–or bacon, chives, sour cream, mascarpone, and cheddar. The existence of roasted potatoes, baked potatoes, and French fries assure us that potatoes taste pretty good on their own. Yet when we go to […]

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Saying Goodbye to BGSK

After over 3 years of sharing my quarter-life cooking with you all, it’s with a heavy heart and a grumbling stomach, that I end this chapter of my virtual food story and say goodbye to BGSK. If the mid-twenties have taught me anything so far, it’s that this time of life is one of constant […]

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An Egg Sandwich and News

Dear readers: I’m writing to let you know that Phoebe will be leaving Big Girls, Small Kitchen this week, to pursue other paths. I’m sorry to lose a partner, and I know we’ll all miss her richly described travelogues and genius gluten-free recipes gracing the pages of BGSK. She’ll be here tomorrow to wish all […]

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Cara’s Engaged!

Big news to share! I’m marrying Alex! He surprised me with a ring a few weeks ago over chili and cornbread (the cornbread said “marry me?”). Homebodies that we are, we took a few weeks to bask in our excitement ourselves before sharing the news. He’s since started calling me wifey (a bit premature, I […]

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Baking For Others: Peanut Butter Pie

This is a gooey, delicious pie, but we made it for a sad reason. As some of you may already know, a fellow foodie suffered the worst possible moment last weekend: Jennifer Perillo’s husband passed away suddenly. He had a heart attack though he was too young to have one. Twitter exploded with support as […]

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Potluck Parties: Superbowl Sunday

EVENT: Super Bowl Sunday VENUE: Adam’s Parents’ Apartment, Upper East Side PARTY SIZE: 20-25 TYPE: Casual Buffet MENU: Shirley’s Cannelloni; Guacamole and Chips; Honey Mustard Chicken Strips; Bowls of Candy; Brownies The Super Bowl is one of my favorite eating events of the year. I’m not sure why, since you’d think the football-watching part would […]

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Cooking For Others: Dinner Fail

Last week, we asked readers to tell us about their greatest (worst?) cooking failures. People responded with some pretty epic disasters. Both Sarah and Stephanie had brownie trouble: Sarah forgot eggs and tried to mix them into the cooking brownies. They scrambled. Stephanie, on the other hand, was out of eggs altogether. She mixed dollops […]