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Big Top Marshmallow Cookies

The Lady Otter and I were cruising through Whole Foods last night, on a mission to pick up some flowers for the host of the cocktail party we were attending. It was supposed to...

McKinnon’s: A Carnivore’s Carnival

If you know me at all, you know one thing: I'm a huge carnivore. So is my husband, the Angry Chef. So is (understandably so) our beast, Dexter the Barking Sous Chef. So, it...

5 Spice Merchants To Try

Recently, The Angry Chef and I went on a spice hunt. We headed out to Penzey's Spices in the sleepy town of Arlington, MA. We've relied on them for spices—first by catalog, then online,...

How to Cook All the Meat That’s Fit to Eat

Ah, meat. This is one of my favorite topics—and things to cook. Apologies in advance to all my vegetarian friends. I just can't help myself. So, when I ask my friends what they have the...

Pillow Maki

I have two words for you: sushi pillow. You heard me. (Sushi pillow!) Now you can have your fish, and cuddle up with it, too. As someone who counts sushi among her five basic food groups,...

Shake It Up!

I admit it: I'm a fairly thirsty person. Normally I'm a red wine drinker. I love the good—and even some of the bad. Give me a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Brunello, a Bandol, and I couldn't...

Hot Chocolate Pots

A few days ago, I posted my version of Mayan Hot Chocolate. It occurred to me that there are all sorts of fabulous hot chocolate-y accessories out there—specifically, hot chocolate pots. Most hot chocolate pots...

Give That Buffalo Some Wings

Meat in the mail. I know. It just sounds wrong. But if you write it off, you might just be missing out on some of the most succulent—and hard-to-find—cuts available these days. I think most...

Bento This!

Lately, there's been great interest in bento boxes in my (admittedly small but super fantastic) social circle. My dear friend the Lady Otter has put together some positively breathtaking lunches for herself. Here's a quick...

Welcome to Yogurt Nation (Population: Everyone)

Americans are crazy for yogurt these days. Not pizza. Not french fries. Not even apple pie. Wait...huh? It used to be that you had to go to a specialty store to find anything more exotic than a...