Enjoy Life with Valerie’s Cookies

It is important to enjoy life. Obvious, but bears daily reminder. One thing living in New Orleans has taught me is –frequent celebration is the secret of life. If you ever need a prompt to get your celebration on, check out National Today, a fantastic website that regards every day as a holiday. For example, […]

Cake, I Love You

Cake, I love you. Saints, I love you. Mardi Gras, I love you. So many love letters to write, so little time. Discovered the most wonderful new cookbook, an unabashed testament to the power of cake. Jill O’Connor wrote Cake I Love You which has just cake after cake after cake, and tons of insider […]

New Years 2018 with a Side of Superstition

Feeling rounder than usual after the holiday cookie marathon? One too many holiday macarons from Larsen’s Bakery in Ballard? Motivated to get moving? To lose weight and feel a little better? Be sure to get an EatSmart scale for you and your chubby pet while you work on changing your eating habits for the millionth […]

Be A Cookie Monster this Christmas with Krusteaz

In Cookie Monster’s dreams, some famous cookie company arrives on his doorstep and puts boxes of their cookie mix and sprinkles in his blue carpet palms and his eyes spin opposite on their orbs like big banged worlds going round in a blink. Well, dreams come true, Cook. Call me Cookie Monster, and thanks to […]

Gochujang Chicken with Crispy Rice

If residency forces a woman to identify with any one particular Disney heroine, I feel that Ariel from The Little Mermaid is who I’ve become. Each time I come home from a 30 hour shift and find myself ELATED to have the simple pleasure of making myself a salad at home or sweeping my own […]