Blue Cheese and Walnut Biscuits with Bacon Date Jam

Blue Cheese Walnut Biscuits with Bacon Date Jam

Sometimes I get very jealous of Ina Garten. No, I’m not saying that I long for a closet full of blue denim shirts — nobody should even try to rock those like the Barefoot Contessa.  My envy derives from her massive and beautiful gardens, which are located behind her even more massive and beautiful Hamptons home. There she will be, mid-episode of her Food Network

Holiday Entertaining Series: Sweet and Savory Cocktail Cookies

Sweet and Savory Cocktail Cookies

  At 5:30 a.m. yesterday morning, on my way to the kitchen to make granola, I pulled up to the Starbucks drive-though. “Good morning!  Welcome to Starbucks!  Can I interest you in one of our wonderful breakfast wraps?!!?” “Uh, no, thank you.  Just a venti-non-fat-extra-hot-latte, please.” “One ventinonfatextrahotlatte coming right up, Julie!  I’ll see you at the window!” I don’t know why, but I’m always