Pasta with Friends (at a safe distance)

I’m not the biggest fan of pasta, but when I saw this recipe slide across my Insta stories, I thought it looked pretty delicious, and super easy. When I hear of a creamy, cheesy pasta…I instantly think heavy but comforting. This one is definitely comforting, but light and delicious. After taking one bite, K instantly […]

A Perfectly Festive Treat

One of the best ways to spend an evening with twenty girls is to celebrate a birthday. From the massive card they create (with the loveliest of words shared), to the Brazilian tradition of cutting cakes from the bottom up for good luck, to the hearty singing that erupts from our common room—celebrating birthdays is […]

An Early Taste of Fall

It has been a crazy week in the residence…a crazy week of food. Five days, five snacks (three of which were birthday snacks). “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… The people who give you their food give you their heart.” -Cesar Chavez Coming together in the evenings for a […]

Lunch and Learn

I am aware that as K grows older, there will be more difficult things to deal with — but one of the worst things right now, aged 10, is making lunches. It’s the on-going, never-ending process of making what she wants, what is nutritious and what is quick as inevitably she ‘never has time to […]

Organization Isn’t About Perfection…

Everyone has a “junk drawer” in their kitchen…right? Well, I don’t. The closest I had was a disorganized corner in my main utensil drawer. And while it was only a small corner—and nearly everything was useful—it brought my stress every time I opened the drawer for a knife or spoon. This weekend I bought a […]