• Key lime sherbet

    Key lime pie is probably my favorite thing ever. Good key lime pie — not nasty, green, gelatinous, sorry-excuse-for-key-lime pie. As such, I also love other stuff with key lime juice. And I am actually allowed to eat small amounts of sherbet on this diet. So when my friend Isabel mentioned that she was making […]

  • swimsuit issues

    I haven’t been writing much about swimming because I figured it’s not that interesting to read about how many laps I did or didn’t swim. But I could use some advice. I got a new lap swimming bathing suit at the Naval Academy a week or so ago — it’s navy blue one (of course) […]

  • Just say no to diaper shorts

    I get a “Look of the Day” e-mail every day from InStyle.com — each has five photos of well-dressed celebrities, with one chosen as the best look of the day. Yesterday, the main photo was this: OK. The jacket/top/necklace/bracelet combo is very cute, and she does have fabulous legs. I don’t love the shoes, but […]

  • Yumtastic chocolate chip cookies

    So, obviously Toll House chocolate chip cookies are pretty fabulous. But ever since seeing this article in the New York Times about the best chocolate chip cookies ever, I was dying to try them. They aren’t without issues. For one, it is kind of annoying to have to use two different types of flour — […]

  • Monster cookies

    These are my little brother’s favorite cookies. They also work really well for sending in the mail — they are sturdy enough that they don’t get broken in transit, and apparently they keep for a while. When I sent some to Bangladesh (a long time ago), they got stuck in customs for two weeks but […]

  • objects of desire

    I think we should all take a moment and appreciate the following: Hmmm… now how did that one get in there?

  • Mmmm… lentils.

    I’ll be honest. About a year ago, I didn’t really know what a lentil was. I figured it was some type of bean-type item, mainly because my diet book told me I should have a cup of beans, chickpeas or lentils at various points. But the other times I did the diet, I stuck to […]

  • Get in shape, girl!

    The other day, I was sitting in the doctor’s office, waiting for a shot in my foot to numb this inflamed nerve so I can run. I have a terrible problem with needles — even if I don’t look at it or think about it, getting a shot or getting my blood drawn makes me […]

  • Car bomb cupcakes

    Since I’m not baking anything right now, I thought I’d share the cupcakes I made for St. Patrick’s Day. I first saw them on Smitten Kitchen and I had wanted to make them for a while, but the opportunity didn’t really present itself until St. Patrick’s Day. The cupcakes are chocolate and Guinness. Then you […]

  • Hallelujah

    If you saw “The Watchmen” (aka Tales of a Blue Schlong), you may recall that Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah was used as the soundtrack to the worst sex scene ever. Luckily, Sonya Tayeh and So You Think You Can Dance gave me this amazing dance, which can now supplant the terrible sex scene as the default […]