First we eat, then we do everything else.

M.F.K. Fisher

Mango Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Here’s your quick fix for just about any summer cooking conundrum — make salsa. This sweet-and-spicy condiment has been known to bring many bland, lifeless, and/or overcooked foods back from the dead (it’s super juicy and super flavorful!) and it has bailed many of us out of that awkward “I-forgot-that-I-promised-to-bring-something-to-your-barbecue-and-now-I’m-showing-up-empty-handed” situation (salsa is so easy […]

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Buttermilk Biscuits with Melting Butter

How To Make Buttermilk Biscuits From Scratch

There are a lot of “wrong” ways to make Southern-style buttermilk biscuits. Full disclosure; this is probably (technically) one of them. I didn’t special order White Lily flour (a flour that is milled from soft winter wheat and widely used in the South to make light-as-air biscuits), I didn’t even use cake flour (which makes a great substitute […]

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Get Glowing Skin with This Simple, Homemade Sugar Scrub

The weather in the Northeast can be wildly unpredictable at times. Any resident New Yorker will tell you that the months leading into the summer are chock full of emotional highs (tropical temperatures!) and lows (snow flurries!) — and that sometimes you experience both within a matter of hours. The cycle is always the same; […]

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mint lemonade

In Search of the Abu Dhabi Lemon Mint

It wasn’t until I had been in Abu Dhabi for almost a full day that I truly realized just how far I had traveled to be there. It was just about to be 5:00 am and despite the fact that I had to be at a meeting in four hours, I hadn’t slept all night […]

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