M.J. Potter Madewell

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A Zen Master Reveals a Powerful Mindfulness Strategy to Stop Negative Thought Cycles

If you’ve ever read wisdom from the likes of Buddha, Osho or Eckhart Tolle, then you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “become an observer of your …

Classic Macaroni and Cheese | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Bake This: Butter Cookie Owls

It’s a tradition in our family for the host of Thanksgiving dinner to make an edible parting gift for guests. I especially look forward to my mom’s take-aways, which are caramel corn or spice cookies packaged in cellophane bags. The treats always have a homespun touch — usually handwritten gift …

Cooking for One: Sesame Noodles

When I began living in a 400-square-foot studio apartment in New York City’s West Village a year ago, I lost my cooking mojo. I had about three …

chocolate pavlova

Prepare your pan: Heat your oven to 350 °F. Line your largest baking sheet — it needs to hold at least a 12-inch round because these can spread; I …

Chocolate-Espresso Icebox Cake

Yesterday I made a pie for the first time — gasp! — all summer. I went all out, too, loading it up with 3 pints of local blueberries, massaging lemon …

Summer Fruit Tart with Almond Cream

2K<p>732<p>This is one of the simplest fruit tarts to make. Juicy fruits are embedded in a rich almond <b>frangipane</b>, making it easy to slice, and it keeps …

Baking

New Uses for Old Household Items

We see makeovers all the time, mostly of the “let’s sand this table and repaint it” variety. So we get overly excited when everyday household objects …

Weekend Projects: Touchups That Make Bathrooms Look New

Short of a renovation, there's not a lot you can do to make bathrooms feel brand spankin' new and sparkling, deep down in its bones. Your moves are …

roasted yams and chickpeas with yogurt

If one was ever to question their lifetime of unwavering devotion to New York City, February would the month to do it. It’s cold and has been for …

Pita bread recipe from ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen

Whether they're stuffed with keftedes and topped with tzatziki, dipped in hummus or eaten plain, pita bread makes for a delicious and surprisingly …

Recipes

Spaghetti Pie

595<p>55<p>Shares 650<p>I’m kind of a nitwit in social situations. Consider last spring (or was it summer?), when I was at a party in New York, I met Justin …

Cinnamon Skillet Bread with Warm Cheesecake Dip

My love for baking in cast iron is something I came by honestly. All of the women in my big Southern family cook and bake in cast iron. Cornbread, …

belgian brownie cakelets

Almost 10 years ago, when I was a child-free, single-chinned (bah) newlywed and this site was 6 weeks old, I passingly mentioned making the Belgian …

Tangerine Sorbet

204<p>5<p>Shares 209<p>There are a lot of desserts in my repertoire, but the one that I always have room for – and crave – is <b>Tangerine Sorbet</b>. Come winter, …

A Dozen Rose Cupcakes

January is now a memory and I have ambivalent feelings about seeing it go. I've never been one to wish for time to pass away quickly, but this winter …

Make Matchstick Cookies This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, give the one who lights your fire an unexpected, fun gift created in your own kitchen: matchstick cookies! While these matchstick cookies may not in fact be flammable (phew!), they bring the heat with a zingy cayenne pepper-spiked candy coating. Easy DIY matchstick slider …

Better than a Boyfriend Brownies

Better than a Boyfriend Brownies<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>32 mins<p>Total time<p>42 mins<p>This rich and fudgy brownie will satisfy all your chocolate cravings.<p>…

spaghetti pie with pecorino and black pepper

If you didn’t have a nonna to do so when you were a wee lucky thing, it’s more than likely that Marcella Hazan was the person who introduced you to …

Arroz con pollo: Spanish Chicken with rice

219<p>73<p>Every time I go back to San Francisco, there is a crush of people that I want to see. In addition to everyone that I want to catch up with, …

San Francisco Bay Area

Ultimate Sampler Cake

I think now is a good time for a cheerful-looking cake, don't you? It's been a tough week for many of us. I'll be the first to admit that the recent …

MFK Fisher’s Potato Soup

My mother gave me MFK Fisher’s <i>How to Cook a Wolf</i> for Christmas, and I have been thumbing through it ever since, dog-earing recipes I hope to revisit …

Two Winter Cocktails

Happy almost New Year! Are you celebrating tonight? We've decided to keep it low-key and close to home. A couple of friends are coming over and we'll …

feta tapenade tarte soleil

Fully preoccupied with coming up with fun new shapes for my favorite cookie a few weeks ago, I went deep into a YouTube cooking show rabbit hole and …

the browniest cookies

I have, for forever and a day, looked for a chocolate cookie I could crown with what I considered the highest honor one could bestow on it, declaring …

tres leches cake + a taco party

After coming to our senses about our dream of a Friendsgiving dinner party last month versus the reality of life with two kids, two full-time jobs, a …

pull-apart rugelach

The single most frequently asked (possibly rhetorical but I’ve never let that stop me before) question in regards to the sweet recipes on this site …

caponata

I am never a better citizen of the sidewalks of New York than I am when I have a newborn, or at least the variety we’ve been assigned twice now: …

Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Basil Salad

12K<p>194<p>While in the states for a vacation this summer, I took advantage of the overload of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, fresh ears of corn, and …

Recipes

Dinner Side Dishes