Mushroom Lentil Stew with Fennel and Sage

This recipe for Mushroom Lentil Stew with Fennel and Sage is earthy, hearty and richly spiced.  Delicious and vegan! We feel like separate water droplets but we are also ocean. ~Jane Hirschfield This Mushroom Lentil Stew is chock full of mushrooms givi…

This recipe for Mushroom Lentil Stew with Fennel and Sage is earthy, hearty and richly spiced.  Delicious and vegan!
This recipe for Mushroom Lentil Stew with Fennel and Sage is earthy, hearty and richly spiced.  Delicious and vegan! We feel like separate water droplets but we are also ocean. ~Jane Hirschfield This Mushroom Lentil Stew is chock full of mushrooms giving it so much texture and depth.  The combination of herbs and spices creates flavors...

How to Get Guests Outta Your Kitchen (Please)

Should you ask your guests to bring something? How do you keep people out of the kitchen? How do you serve everything at the right temp? Feel like you’ve forgotten how to be a good host? (Same.) In our latest series, Be My Guest, a friendly expert take…

Should you ask your guests to bring something? How do you keep people out of the kitchen? How do you serve everything at the right temp? Feel like you've forgotten how to be a good host? (Same.) In our latest series, Be My Guest, a friendly expert takes on questions from our community and deftly puts fears to rest, suggesting all the ways in which we can all get back to hosting safely—and confidently. It is (almost) the holidays after all!


Dinner parties: They’re back! We’ve missed them so much! We can’t wait to throw them again! All we want to do is feed more than two people at once, especially if they’re not people we list as dependents on our tax returns! And don’t even get me started about Thanksgiving—think of all the starches we’ll be smothering in fat! Will this be the greatest holiday entertaining season ever? Will 2022 be lined with tasteful glassware and French oak serving boards? We can’t WAIT to find out, one heaping serving of pasta at a time!

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts

One-bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cookies with hazelnuts and chocolate chips are lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and accented with fresh ginger.  These cookies are healthy, delicious, gluten-free and can be made in 30 minutes! It is when we are in transition…

One-bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cookies with hazelnuts and chocolate chips are lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and accented with fresh ginger.  These cookies are healthy, delicious, gluten-free and can be made in 30 minutes!
One-bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cookies with hazelnuts and chocolate chips are lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and accented with fresh ginger.  These cookies are healthy, delicious, gluten-free and can be made in 30 minutes! It is when we are in transition that we are most fully alive. ~W. Bridges Vegan Pumpkin Cookies with hazelnuts and chocolate...

How to Plan a Gathering—& Stay Calm Doing It

Should you ask your guests to bring something? How do you keep people out of the kitchen? How do you serve everything at the right temp? Feel like you’ve forgotten how to be a good host? (Same.) In our latest series, Be My Guest, a friendly expert take…

Should you ask your guests to bring something? How do you keep people out of the kitchen? How do you serve everything at the right temp? Feel like you've forgotten how to be a good host? (Same.) In our latest series, Be My Guest, a friendly expert takes on questions from our community and deftly puts fears to rest, suggesting all the ways in which we can all get back to hosting safely—and confidently. It is (almost) the holidays after all!


If you’re anything like me, you’ve had a handful of parties on hold for anywhere from six to 18 months. (I’ve never been one to whimper at the prospect of aging, but I still maintain that I haven’t turned 32 yet, since the corresponding celebration hasn’t happened.) Some of us have spent hours—days! weeks!—of the pandemic daydreaming about little bowls of Ruffles potato chips set about the apartment, halls decked with mistletoe, Lambrusco in ice buckets, dance party playlists, and long tables lit with tall candles that cast a glow on the unmasked faces we love best.

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Every Good Holiday Party Needs Latkes

I am known for throwing overly ambitious dinner parties. Sometimes they work out really well—usually when my guests are smart and bring lots of beer and a hefty salad. Sometimes they do not, and I’m pretty sure everyone ends up going throug…

I am known for throwing overly ambitious dinner parties. Sometimes they work out really well—usually when my guests are smart and bring lots of beer and a hefty salad. Sometimes they do not, and I’m pretty sure everyone ends up going through McDonald’s drive-thru when they leave my house.

My problem is that my imagination often outpaces my organization skills, which, I'll be honest, were never really that strong to begin with. 

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Classic Caesar Salad

How to make a Classic Caesar Salad from scratch with a rich and tangy homemade Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese and hand-torn croutons. When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made …

How to make a classic Caesar Salad with homemade Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese and hand-torn croutons.
How to make a Classic Caesar Salad from scratch with a rich and tangy homemade Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese and hand-torn croutons. When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.  ~Peter Marshall Do you love a good Classic Caesar Salad?  Me...

The Stress-Free Guide to Small-Space Entertaining

No Space Too Small is a brand new column by Laura Fenton that celebrates the idea that you can live well in a small home. Each month, Laura will share her practical findings from years of observing how people live in tight spaces, and her own everyday …

No Space Too Small is a brand new column by Laura Fenton that celebrates the idea that you can live well in a small home. Each month, Laura will share her practical findings from years of observing how people live in tight spaces, and her own everyday experiences of living small—from the hunt for the perfect tiny desk and managing everyday clutter to how to smooth the frustrations out of cooking in a galley kitchen.


The one and only time I ever wrote a letter to the newspaper, I had recently moved out of a 265-square foot studio and The New York Times had just run a home tour of a similarly small studio in their Home section. The apartment, which belonged to decorator Zach Motl, was fantastic—it still holds up all these years later—but I was irked by Motl’s assertion that you wouldn’t want to cook in a small apartment. I love to cook and I especially love to cook for friends, so I wrote the Times to say that “no matter the size of his space, I wholeheartedly disagree.”

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How to Make Mulling Spices

Mulling spices are simple to make and make wonderful holiday gifts. Use mulled wine spices to make a festive holiday drink that creates the most beautiful fragrance throughout your home. These spices can be used for wine, brandy or as mulled cider spic…

Mulling spices are simple to make and make wonderful holiday gifts. Use mulled wine spices to make a festive holiday drink that creates the most beautiful fragrance throughout your home. These spices can be used for wine, brandy or as mulled cider spices. When we think about fall drinks, maybe pumpkin spice lattes are the […]

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Easy Apple “Pie” with Pie Crust Cookies

This Easy Apple “Pie” is made with roasted apples and pie crust cookies.  A quicker way to make pie with all the comforting flavors and a guaranteed flakey crispy crust.   Believing takes practice~ Madeleine L’Engle Here is a delicio…

Easy Apple Pie is made with spiced roasted apples and pie crust cookies.  A quicker way to make pie with all the comforting flavors and a guaranteed flakey crispy crust.  

This Easy Apple “Pie” is made with roasted apples and pie crust cookies.  A quicker way to make pie with all the comforting flavors and a guaranteed flakey crispy crust.   Believing takes practice~ Madeleine L’Engle Here is a delicious cozy recipe for Easy Apple Pie.  We deconstructed the pie!  All the while still maintaining...

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4 Delicious Agua Fresca Recipes and Bar

Agua Fresca is a refreshing drink made from fruit, water and sugar. They’re great for parties and to sip on warm summer days. The flavor combinations are limitless and we’re sharing 4 of our favorite combinations like Watermelon, Cucumber &…

Agua Fresca is a refreshing drink made from fruit, water and sugar. They’re great for parties and to sip on warm summer days. The flavor combinations are limitless and we’re sharing 4 of our favorite combinations like Watermelon, Cucumber & Lime and Mango Pineapple. Keep reading for everything you know on how to make agua […]

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