The Zebra Cookies! Have they taken over your instagram feed like they’ve taken over mine? Well either way, they should be on your holiday to-bake list, whether it’s for the swap, the office party, or a weekend activity with the kids that checks the Holiday Baking Project box. I had to hand these over to Andy for his office party, but there’s another batch in my very near future.
Have a sentimental attachment to a New York restaurant? I’ll bet this guy has drawn it. (#greatgift)
The New York Times’ 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2018. I’m all over the Francese.
When your mom is not just a Tiger Mother, but theeee Tiger mother. (Why does it make me so happy to read that Amy Chua is addicted to TV.)
Read of the Week: Ariel Levy profiles Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Can you imagine how delicious this Moose Mountain Coffee Cake would be on Christmas morning with a great cup of coffee?
I’m on the “The Impossible Job” podcast talkin’ — what else? — family and food.
Can someone please make me a persimmons parfait?
Book report: I think I’m the only one who didn’t love The Witch Elm (it’s gotten nothing but excellent reviews so ask around before you rule it out entirely) but I loved every word of Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming; And for graphic novel fans: Killing and Dying, a collection of stories that are quietly, beautifully haunting. It’s one I’ll re-read often.
Under the category of Vegetarian Comfort Food: Five-ingredient Green Curry.
I’m the Expert. But my Kids Love My Husband’s Cooking. (“If I wanted [my kids] to remember my cooking, I had to slow down, I had to repeat, I had to make food that they could count on. Like their daddy did with pasta.” I love Amanda Hesser so much. And now I really want to try that pasta.)
As you guys know, I’ve been helping out over at Cup of Jo, so I want to send you over there for a few fun things: Here’s 21 Completely Subjective Rules for Raising Teenage Girls (by me) and here’s the the companion story for Boys by Catherine Newman.
Also on Cup of Jo: Why I Keep Running (Even Though I Dread it.)
Lastly, I’m announcing the winner of the giveaway on Monday, December 17! Still time to check out my holiday gift guide and enter in the comment sections.
Have a great weekend.