What food gifts do you like to give? When friends are going through a hard time, or I want to send a thank-you gift, Ovenly cookies have become my go-to. They’re described as “secretly vegan” because they taste so buttery — and they’re the softest, richest, loveliest cookies.
Alex and I have been watching old movies we used to love but have sort-of forgotten, including Donnie Brasco, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Sliding Doors, Jackie Brown and Fargo. It’s been really fun to revisit them, and they hold up! (Any other recs?)
Made me laugh: The Onion ran a breaking story of Dad Suggests Arriving at Airport 14 Hours Early. “The plane leaves at 6:45 at night, and it takes a little while to park the car and get through security, so we should plan to get there no later than 4:45 a.m,” says the father. (At press time, he had revised the arrival time to 3:45 a.m. “just to be safe.”)
A mom’s 15-second trick to make plain weeknight pasta seem fancy? Put regular spaghetti on a generous dollop of cold ricotta. Done and done.