What is breakfast?

A couple of weeks ago I asked Gabriel what his favorite food was. He said he didn’t know but he loves mozzarella sticks. Then he said, “breakfast mainly.” and I was like…okay? Like eggs and bacon or cereal or pancakes or quiche? Of course everything has to be an existential crisis question for me. It…

Buss up shut and yellow fingernails

On the weekend of my wedding, we noticed that our fingernails were stained yellow after eating dad’s curry chicken. It became our little joke, how you couldn’t hide that you’ve been eating with your fingers when your pretty gel manicure is stained yellow. When you were last in NYC, you went to visit dad. You…

Mom came to visit!

One thing that I know is true is that when we’re around family, we’re going to be eating well. From tio Tony’s home fries, (which are still, hands down, the best home fries ever!) to titi Cruz’s chili cheese fries, and dad’s curry chicken, (which I can eat by the pound) we’re a family who…

Bad Brain Days

I feel like I’m having a panic attack. All the time. I wake from nightmares I don’t remember (which is better than when I did remember my nightmares) and I panic. Just a very slow, very insistent, feeling of dread. Of heaviness. Cooking distracts me. I cant’t think about everything all at once. I can…

On Cupcakes and Human Kindness…

We got new neighbors recently, and being as I’m very nosy friendly, I thought it would be a good idea to welcome them with some kind of treat. So I started asking people what I should bake. I was surprised that some people were like, “Uh, nothing?” Like first off, that’s not an answer, second,…

The Great Yeast Drought of 2020…

Why does our family have such a weird obsession with bread? Honestly, think about it, it’s fucking weird. Going to hell and back for Caputo Bread mad early to make sandwiches for breakfast or lunch. You always pulled the “inside” out of your part of the Caputo bread before making a sandwich, that was my…

Let me tell you about how I made ice cream by mistake…

I was trying to be fancy the other day and wanted to make crepes for breakfast. I didn’t have any hazelnut spread, but I did have fruit and heavy cream and I figured that was a good start. I throw the metal bowl for my stand mixer in the freezer and start prep for making…