Molly Yeh loves to write about food, family, and where she’s from — New York City — on her popular blog, Bred in Brooklyn. She just moved back to NYC after living in Seattle with her husband while filming the second season of Food Network Star (which she won!), and Bred in Brooklyn has now launched its own cookbook with Williams-Sonoma. Molly wrote Home on page 116 and spoke to us about what it means to her. Here are 10 things that say home to Molly Yeh…
1) Her son, Leo
Molly Yeh’s son, Leo, is the center of her world. She says that he has a lot of energy and loves to explore. Molly tries to instill a sense of adventure in him, while also teaching him about their heritage and culture. She wants him to grow up knowing that he can be anything he wants to be.
2) Her mom’s deviled eggs
Molly Yeh’s mom makes the best deviled eggs. They’re always a hit at potlucks and family gatherings. What makes them so special? The secret ingredient is love. And also, a little bit of paprika. She’ll put a big scoop in there and mix it all up really well. These are just some of the things that say home to blogger (and now Food Network star) Molly Yeh.
3) Her dog, Toby
Molly Yeh’s dog Toby is a big part of her life and has been by her side through thick and thin. He’s been featured on her blog and even has his own Instagram account. Toby is a great example of how important our furry friends can be in making a house feel like a home.
I grew up in the Midwest, where we have a lot of great bakeries. One of my favorites is Doughnut Vault in Chicago. They make fresh, small-batch doughnuts every day, and they’re always coming up with new flavor combinations. I love their classic old-fashioned doughnut, but I also love trying their seasonal flavors. Right now, they have a maple bacon doughnut that is out of this world.
5) Baking her grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies
There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked cookies to make you feel at home. For Molly Yeh, that means her grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies. baking them brings back memories of spending time with her grandma in the kitchen, and they always make her feel warm and cozy.
If you’re looking for a way to make your house feel more like a home, why not try baking some cookies? You might just find that the smell of fresh-baked cookies brings back happy memories, too.
6) Superhero pajamas
For Molly Yeh, home is wherever her family and friends are. And while she may not always be in her physical house, there are a few things that can instantly make her feel at home no matter where she is. Superhero pajamas are one of those things.
7) Spicy foods
Molly Yeh grew up eating lots of spicy food. She loves the way it makes her feel – alive and awake. When she moved to her husband’s family farm in North Dakota, she didn’t think she’d be able to find the same level of spice in her new home. But she was pleasantly surprised to find that there are plenty of ways to add a little heat to her meals.
8) Frank Lloyd Wright architecture
One of the most famous examples of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture is the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. This building is known for its unique spiral shape and beautiful use of light and space. Another great example of his work is Fallingwater, a private home in rural Pennsylvania designed as a vacation getaway for the Kaufman family that features spectacular views of Bear Run Creek.
Frank Lloyd Wright was one of America’s first masters of modern architecture, with a list of iconic buildings including the Johnson Wax Building (now Johnson Controls World Headquarters) in Racine, Wisconsin; Taliesin West near Scottsdale, Arizona; and the Price Tower Arts Center near Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
9) Starbucks’ peppermint mocha latte
For some people, Starbucks’ peppermint mocha latte is the best part of winter. The drink is so popular that some stores start selling it before Thanksgiving. If you can’t get to a Starbucks, don’t worry—you can make your own at home. All you need is milk, chocolate, peppermint extract, and coffee.