It’s Friday! Which means you made it through the week! Go have a donut* to celebrate! *Replace donut with cookie, cupcake, ice cream sundae, or whatever your treat preference might be. Let’s get this one out of the way from the get go… 1. The Solar Eclipse If you were in the path of totality, … More Four For Friday!
While en route to Asbury Park* for our second beach excursion this summer*, Hubby decided he wanted to search for a comic book. Comic book stores tend to be few and far between, so our first detour led us to Red Bank and Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash***. *Note to self, Asbury Park on a … More Coffee Coral, Red Bank
Red potatoes are how I first knew I loved food in more than an I-love-you-because-you-keep-me-alive kind of way. Growing up, potatoes in general were my go to answer to “If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?” In fact, I think I told this to one … More The Red Potato
In June, I received a text from Hubby about a new show on Broadway. Now friends, this is a little unusual, because, let’s be real, 90% of the shows Hubby has seen on Broadway have been for me. One of his few favorites was an off Broadway production of Pygmalion*. *And, you guessed it, not … More 1984 on Broadway
Know what I am the worst at? Pinterest. I’ve got boards. That’s what they’re called, right? The irony of it all is that I pin things like “How to keep your kitchen organized” while my entire Pinterest account in one massive mess of disorganization. I have three different food boards. Is that normal? Or do … More Make it Monday! Hash Brown Potatoes
Since I girl powered up and used my medal worthy mechanic skills to fix my kitchen aid mixer, I now can’t imagine life without two.* I’m particularly excited to see how it helps my Thanksgiving breakfast baking. *This is the same emotion I think I’ll feel upon the day I finally own a dish washer. … More Four for Friday!
I drove into the city* last Friday for the first time ever in the entirety of this thing which is my life. In the hours leading up to my drive, I was quite certain my life would not continue should I proceed with carrying out this task. *Which city, you ask? Come now, don’t you … More If Jess Drives to NYC, She’s Going to Need a Milkshake
You know I came home pumped to bake everything we made in the King Arthur class, right? I mean, how could I not? We made so many buttery, tempting treats, the natural urge* is to want to reproduce them. *Or is this not normal? You know how you can be aware of something, but it … More The Five Stages of Brioche
The funny thing about the future, at least for me, is I tend to treat it as an impossibility. When Jonathan was little, and his end-of-July birthday rolled around, as it inevitably would, I’d say to him, “How old are you going to be, 25?” To which sometimes I’d receive a pudgy cheeked smile accompanied … More How Old Are You, 25?
Remember how I got a new Kitchen Aid mixer? Sure, I’d been wanting to upgrade for a while. My Artisan mixer was exactly what I needed when I began baking, but didn’t really lend itself to doubling my croissant dough recipe.* *It also got a scary kind of hot after making three doughs in a … More Fixing a Kitchen Aid Mixer–On My Own!