I have never lived in Boston. I grew up on the North Shore, and I went to college out of state before moving to New York City and then finally St. Paul, so I never lived in Boston. I had friends who lived in Boston. I dated guys who lived in Boston. In dorms on […]

Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Personal

Quest for the Perfect Pizza Dough: Take One

We make pizza at home. Even as a child I remember doing this with my family. We would buy frozen pizza dough, and after school I would set it on the countertop to thaw. We stretched it to fit our rectangular baking sheet, slathered it with sauce and shredded cheese, and bam. Pizza. I still […]

Posted by on April 14, 2013 in Food

Good Things on the Internet

Today was horrific. Lots of things went wrong this morning, the worst being that my car hit a patch of ice while merging on to the interstate. I was able to regain control of the car, only to immediately skid out on a second patch of ice and go careening off the side of the road down […]

Posted by on April 12, 2013 in Personal

I Work in Book Publishing

Today I read an amazing manuscript. A book that emotionally devastated me in incredible ways. This is the best part of my job. I work in book publishing. I started in New York with a handful of unpaid internships, and was eventually hired on as an assistant to two literary agents at Writers House. From there, I […]

Posted by on April 11, 2013 in Personal

Soundtrack for Spring

Every spring I make a playlist. Music is an ever present part of my life year-round, but every spring when the air dampens, when the sun streaks through the grey clouds and the windows are all thrown open wide, when the world feels possible again I comb through my music library and I make a […]

Posted by on April 7, 2013 in Personal

I’ve Got the Blues

One night in the early stages of our engagement, David and I invited over two of our friends. Somehow those cheesy newly wed “How Well Do You Know Your Spouse” quizes came up in our conversation. Meredith and Anika had been best friends and roommates for years, and figured they could ace one of those […]

Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Personal

The Ghost in Our Lives

My husband has three weeks of graduate school left. He has worked so hard, and I am so proud of him, and that is not what I’m going to talk about right now. That is for later. That is for when the stage has been crossed, the diploma received. For when beers are in hand and confetti is in the air. The congratulations, the gratitude, the overwhelming swell of appreciation and admiration are for the finish line. And right now is for me.

Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Personal

O Frabjous Day!

Hi! This is my new blog. I am so very, very excited about it. I originally started blogging because I was moving to Minnesota with my boyfriend (now husband!) and thought it would be a nice way to keep in touch with my friends and family. Nice idea. Didn’t happen. Blogging felt like a chore. […]

Posted by on April 2, 2013 in Personal

Still Cooking.

Here’s some stuff that’s happened since last time:

1. David and I are getting married. I KNOW, RIGHT? We’re deep in the forest of wedding-planning with approximately 4 months to go until the happy day. I am artsing and crafting all over the place. I am weeping over caterers. I am keeping a running list of songs to play at the reception. And I am loving the hell out of my fiancé. Planning a wedding is one of the most enormous, exhausting, exhilarating things I have ever done.

Posted by on April 22, 2012 in Food

Homemade Samoas! Happy Birthday, Maura!

My sister is one of my dearest friends and makes me laugh like no one else can. Her scathing wit and sharp insight make for the best phone conversations, her sense of style is impeccable and enviable, and she inspires me constantly with her creativity and perseverance. I am proud to have her in my life, as both a sister and a friend.

So when she requested homemade Girl Scout cookies for her birthday this year, I didn’t bat an eyelash.

Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Food