Category Archives: Food

Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Try It: Moon Dust Banana Bread

Lately, I’ve been feeling a little woo-woo. Not quite hunting-down-Bigfoot-while-wearing-tin-foil-hats, but more like, I’m into trying new things, no matter how bizarre they might seem. It’s good to be open minded, right? So, when a box of Moon Dust — the very stuff raved about on Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site, Goop — crossed my desk, I kept it on the shelf for eight months. Then, randomly yesterday (maybe because I was wearing a rose quartz necklace, which read more

Found: New York’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

When I first moved to New York, I had a lengthy to-do list. An incredibly unusual to-do list. Most people can’t leave the city without hitting up the Empire State building or Statue of Liberty, going to a Yankees or Mets game, or doing classically New York things, like hailing a cab or eating $1 pizza.

Not me. My entire list was desserts-focused. Blame it on running a food blog in college, read more

These ‘Swamp Thing Brownies’ Will Be The Hit Of Your Halloween Party

There are so many reasons to love these brownies: They’re stuffed with Oreos. They’re like Thin Mints in fudgy dessert form. They’re topped with googly candy eyes. They’re delightfully kitschy and absurd. And you can’t fail at making them.

To be honest, these Swamp Thing Brownies happened serendipitously. I had a package of mint Oreos, and they were too dangerous to keep around, just sitting on my shelf, tempting me. I needed to turn them into a dessert I could share read more

You’ve Got To Try This Sweet-Yet-Smoky BBQ Peach Chicken

I’ve never been peach picking. I only eat peaches two or three times a year, max. So it only makes sense that when a friend suggested we drive an hour out to a farm in New Jersey to fill baskets with peaches that’d go bad in a week if I didn’t eat them immediately, I said, “OMG, yes! How’s Saturday?!”

I’d figure out what to do with those peaches later, as I stared at a massive serving bowl overflowing with 40 of the fuzzy fruit. My friend, Meggy, had 63.

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5 Hangouts That Should Exist In Every City

Most of the time, when you go out, it’s clustered into one of three scenarios: restaurant, bar, or other. With the ‘other’ being bowling, mini golf, movies, or something along those lines — often too pricey to do on the regular, and featuring pretty sub-par food (if any at all), so you usually fall back on food, booze, or some combination of the two.

Recently, though, there’s been a rise in more mixed-purpose hangouts that blur the lines between eatery and well, thing read more

How to Make a Diet Coke Cake (or Any Soda Can Cake, Really)

I can’t be the only one who’s suddenly wanted to make a Diet Coke cake, right? Right?! Well, give me a second to explain myself.

I can’t blame Duff Goldman or Cupcake Wars or even Food Network in general for my unbearable desire to get in way over my head (or go full-on kitsch) when it comes to baking. It’s always been who I am.

As a kid, I’d turn bundts into volcanoes, with rivers of red buttercream “lava” for my brother’s birthday. I’d shape read more

Toasted Coconut & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are my go-to “feel productive” project. Whenever I’m spinning my wheels or feeling stuck on an issue, I take a break to pull out flour, butter, sugar and eggs, and get mixing. Oatmeal chocolate chip are my specialty — largely because they’re my husband Nate’s favorite, and because I continually try to trick myself into thinking the oats make them healthier read more

5 Crazy Foods to Try This Year

Between working at Delish and considering ‘eating’ one of my top hobbies, I’ve gotten to try a lot of crazy, over-the-top foods this year. I feel seriously spoiled, and out of all of the dishes I’ve tried, some stand out as clear winners (others are more WTF?!).

Here are the ones I can’t get out of my head, and I’m basically begging you to try them too, so we can collectively geek out over each one.

Zucchini Spaghetti Is One Feel-Good Dinner

Spiralizers always seemed a little snake oil-ish to me. They promise to turn any vegetable into faux-pasta, but I just couldn’t believe it. Texturally, maybe, but taste-wise? Fuhgettaboutit.

Then I received a handheld spiralizer. It sat in my cupboard for months, until one day, while trying to eat like Gwyneth Paltrow (cooking entirely from her book, which included a zucchini cacio e pepe recipe), I finally busted it out.

How to Roast A Turkey Using A Slow Cooker

When I first heard you could roast a turkey breast — bone-in and all — in a slow cooker, I was more than a little skeptical. I’ve tried my fair share of Pinterest DIYs and life hacks touted online to know that at best, most are “roughly” accurate. As in, technically they work, but the end result is just different enough that it may not be what you want.

Prime example: Baking bread in a slow cooker. If you’re expecting a perfectly crusty loaf of sourdough, hit read more