nyc-etc: i scream for……

nyc-etc: i scream for......

September 4th, 2015

You guessed it! While there are countless places in and around NYC to get your ice cream on, there are those that – well, stand out. And while this is by NO MEANS a definitive list, these are my faves – some old, some brand spanking new. So how did these shops make the cut? For […]

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pop! goes my summer: granola parfait pops (sponsored)

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September 3rd, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FueledByGranola #CollectiveBias We’re saying “buh-bye” to summer this week, and reluctantly trudging toward the dreaded #backtoschool. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t have some fun, right? And these pops prove it. When challenged to create a recipe using Bear […]

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pop! goes my summer: watermelon chili lime pops

pop! goes my summer: watermelon chili lime pops

August 26th, 2015

Another pop idea courtesy of Conor…… These pops are as simple as simple can be – lots of fresh watermelon and lime juice, a bit of sweetener and a dash (or more) of chili powder. And they’re as refreshing as refreshing can be, perfect for these end-of-August summer days and nights. Need more popsicle “inspiration”? […]

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favor-“ette”: a brown sugar tip

favor-"ette": a brown sugar tip

August 25th, 2015

I use brown sugar often in my baking, so I always have it on-hand. To keep it from hardening I store it in the freezer after I open a bag. That said, I recently reached for a new bag in my cabinet, and it was rock. Hard. See what I mean? I almost tossed it, […]

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balls, bites & bars: coconut-almond butter energy bites

balls, bites & bars: coconut-almond butter energy bites

August 21st, 2015

In thinking about this month’s recipe, I wanted to see if I could get the ingredient list whittled down a bit – while still maintaining the goal of being raw/vegan/white-flour-free. And these little bites from Rootiful filled the bill perfectly. If you find some of these recipes to be a tad too sweet, you will […]

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pop! goes my summer: sponge bob pops, one-ingredient ice cream and raising a creative kid

pop! goes my summer: sponge bob pops, one-ingredient ice cream and raising a creative kid

August 20th, 2015

This is what life is like when you live with a creative kid: Over breakfast on a Saturday morning he’ll ask to go to the big art supply store, to “get stuff”. And he will roam the aisles, picking out what seems to be a bunch of random “stuff” – and then come home and […]

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favor-“ette”: how to quickly slice grape tomatoes

favor-"ette": how to quickly slice grape tomatoes

August 18th, 2015

I recently wrote a post for mom.me, sharing my favorite kitchen hacks – many of which you’ve seen here! – and it reminded me of a couple more I have up my sleeve! Like this: Because you never slice just one or two grape tomatoes, amiright? Here’s what you do: Place as many tomatoes as will […]

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101: five quick “clean-up” tips (sponsored)

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August 17th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToClean #CollectiveBias There’s something about summer that seems to make rule-bending come so naturally. Food rules, bedtimes, all the “rituals” take a hiatus once school lets out. And this card-carrying neat freak doesn’t even stress as much about the […]

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pop! goes my summer: cookie monster popsicles

pop! goes my summer: cookie monster popsicles

August 13th, 2015

So I thought I’d switch things up a bit. You know, you don’t actually need a popsicle mold to make popsicles. You can use pretty much any kind of vessel or container you’ve got on-hand – paper cups, ice cube trays, even shot glasses, to name a few! I’d been wanting to make popsicles using a […]

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101: how to care for a cast iron skillet

101: how to care for a cast iron skillet

August 11th, 2015

For years I resisted owning a cast iron skillet. Though pretty much every cooking site, book and magazine would at some point all but INSIST on the fact that no respectable kitchen would be caught dead without one, I held out. It just seemed like a LOT of work to care for and maintain, yet […]

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