Simple and Heartfelt | Matzo Ball Soup

Sometimes, you just want soup. When it’s rainy (no snow?) and cold and dreary and grey, you need something that says, “Bubbala, where are your mittens?” This fantastic soup is something that anyone can make, with the most simple of ingredients.  And it’s pretty much the single most biggest bang for your buck kind of… Read More Simple and Heartfelt | Matzo Ball Soup

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Merry Christmas

May all your Christmas wishes come true. Linens from great grandma, dishes from an aunt and uncle, glassware from mother-in-law, antique ornaments from Grandmother, antique ball jars from a Twitter friend, food from our kitchen.  (Plus cute clementine place card holders for whimsy.)  I love a meaningful table. Playlist included I’ll Be Home for Christmas,… Read More Merry Christmas

Cookie Exchange | Chocolate-Sichuan Pepper Crinkles

It’s not the holidays without at least one cookie exchange. This year I wanted to make a traditional cookie (the ubiquitous crinkle) with just a slight kick.  Enter Sichuan pepper: not related at all to black peppercorns or chili peppers, it’s used most commonly in Chinese and Japanese cooking.  It is a most unusual spice,… Read More Cookie Exchange | Chocolate-Sichuan Pepper Crinkles

Persephone’s Drinks Cabinet | The Rum Whitfield

Oh my goodness.  I stumbled on something.  Pumpkin water. Water.  Only the complete essence of pumpkin.  Much like tomato water.  Only pumpkiny-er.  Obviously. I just knew this would make a good cocktail addition.  And of course, my friend Molly completely helped me in sussing out some ingredients.  Because she’s totally good at it.  And she… Read More Persephone’s Drinks Cabinet | The Rum Whitfield