Monthly Archives: March 2010

peanut butter cookies {and a giveaway!}

Peanut Butter Cookies w/ Milk Chocolate Chunks

I can’t believe its been 8 days since I told you about these Sloppy Joes but I have a somewhat good excuse; I was working. I was placed on a temporary document review project that lasted for 60 hours from Friday-Tuesday. And let me tell you, after starring at a computer screen in an office suite halfway up a Chicago landmark for 10-11 hours straight, I couldn’t conceive of looking at my laptop at home. My reader filled, my twitter feed remained untouched, my project 365 pictures weren’t uploaded and a couple half-marathon workouts were skipped but now I’m back… Continue reading

casual comfort

Sloppy Joes
Since really falling in love with cooking, I will admit that it is easy to get caught up in the next new and fancy thing.  Homemade pasta!  Layer Cakes! Braising!  Pretty Cupcakes!  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  I have expanded my recipe file and become far more comfortable with my skills.  But sometimes you want something easy.  Sometime simple.  Something like a Sloppy Joe. Continue reading

the training cure

Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberries

Have I mentioned that I am training for a half-marathon?  Well I am.  And this time around I’m actually doing a really good job with my 6 day a week training program (amazing what the lack of Bar studying and unemployment unanticipated free time can do with the motivation) and can’t wait for my race on May 1st. Continue reading

black and spotty

Banana Bread

Isn’t it interesting that some things in life are better off absolutely fresh:  a perfectly plump red strawberry in a pint at a Saturday farmer’s market in June;  a french baguette that is still just a little warm to the touch; pan roasted brussels sprouts topped with some shaved parm; a mug of french press made with Intelligentsia beans that were roasted just the day before.  But bananas?  Give them to me black and spotted and just this side of being truly rotted. Continue reading

a long braise

Pot Roast and Glazed Carrots

Even though the sun is staying up longer and longer everyday, it is still winter. My one pair of full length running tights get worn just a little too long between washing than is socially acceptable. My days start with a big mug of intelligentsia french press which is followed by many more cups of hot tea. And weekends should be spent braising. Continue reading

february

Feb 2010 Mosaic

The days are longer, the winter olympics are over, my wedding date is set and I am 4 weeks into my half-marathon training. It has been a pretty good February.