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9 Rules for Better Salads

I know everyone goes all cuckoo for strawberries and rhubarb this time of year, but for me, spring is all about… …bushels of fresh, flavorful greens at the market. Nothing says “warm days are ahead” to me quite like a bite of properly dressed peppery

Taste Test: What’s the Best Pancake Mix?

I’ve been impressed with home cooks over the past few quarantined months. Look at all of them, whipping up a Dutch baby on a random Tuesday morning, or prepping batter after dinner for overnight yeasted waffles, or making sourdough pancakes using their very own starters! But

Three No-Cook Summer Sauces

In the summer, not only do I want to minimize the time spent cooking in a hot kitchen… I also want to minimize the time spent thinking about cooking in a hot kitchen. This is why you can open my fridge any day between June and September

Have You Tried Organic Wine?

Do you drink wine? If so, have you tried organic wine? Lately, we’ve been into the new Wonderful Wine Co. line, which is great for so many reasons… In a perfect world, all wines would be made using just water and fermented grapes. But since winemakers aren’t

Salad for Dinner

“I could eat like this every night…” …to me that’s the highest compliment someone can give when I cook for them. I’m telling you this because lately I’ve been hearing the line way more than usual at my dinner table, usually from my husband, but

How to Run (It Feels Good, I Swear)

Last weekend, I was supposed to run the NYC Half Marathon. But the universe had other plans… Like so many things, the race was canceled. Soon after, gyms around the country were closed. Suddenly, running — a solo activity that can be done outdoors, away

Have a Delicious Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We are making pizza and watching Fatal Attraction, which is so scary! Also, you may have noticed our new ads. We are exploring different revenue streams for the site, since my goal is to continue paying our team and

New Graphic Novel

Do you ever read graphic novels? This week, I flew through… …Dancing at the Pity Party, a new graphic memoir by Tyler Feder, about losing her mother when she was in college. She discovers her mom has cancer before her sophomore year. She watches her mom go

Book Club: Red at the Bone

Today’s our second meeting of the Cup of Jo book club! We read Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. Here’s a Q&A with the author, and then let’s chat about the book in the comments! Here goes… How did you decide on the title “Red at

Have a Lovely Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? I’ve been talking to my dad on the phone most evenings and he’s gotten me into Jeopardy. It’s fun to watch, and Alex Trebek looks exactly the same as always. (His agelessness reminds me of this.) Have a good