Can You Cacio That?

At least one morning during the school week, some time between 11:00 and 11:30, my daughter, Abby, a 12th grader who has spent her final year of high school almost entirely in a remote classroom, comes downstairs in her flannel pajama pants, stretches, looks at whichever parent is first in her line of vision with fluttery eyelids, and says: “Cacio?”… Read more »

Alexi Pappas is an Olympian runner, actress, author of the new inspiring memoir Bravey, and one of the best role models out there. And it’s not necessarily because she’s so accomplished. She’s important to me, a college runner myself, because she’s actively changing the way people approach mental health in sports, specifically track and cross country for girls. In between her… Read more »

A Perfect Winter Cocktail

Thank you to everyone who showed up on my new Substack platform! It has been a very exciting month filled with book and podcast recs, quick vegetarian and flexitarian dinners, and the most perfect winter cocktail that you are looking at above. For those of you who are still wondering what the heck is happening, I’ve compiled a list of FAQs:… Read more »

Thank you to everyone who showed up on my new Substack platform! It has been a very exciting week over here in the DALS house and I feel as energized as I did when I launched this blog 10-plus years ago. For those of you who are still wondering what the heck is happening, I’ve compiled a list of FAQs:… Read more »

News!

Happy New Year Everyone! I am so excited (read: terrified) to announce that Dinner: A Love Story is growing up. As of this week, you’ll find all new DALS content over at my brand new Substack platform. If you are like me, and detest transitions, you will probably need some reassurance right away and so here it is: Nothing terrible… Read more »

Good morning and welcome to the shortest day of the longest year. As I just texted my college roommates, It can only get brighter from here! This is most likely my last post of the year, and I will spare you the 2020 laments and curses, and instead leave you with five things, each of which has brought me a… Read more »