halloween “in the house”: vampire teeth!

vampire teeth

October 21st, 2014

I love these: And while I wouldn’t call anything involving mini marshmallows “healthy”, it is Halloween after all – and at least you’ve got apples and nut butter, no? This would work just as well with Nutella or speculoos (homemade if you’re feeling it) too. Boo! Vampire “Teeth” (makes 8; may be doubled or tripled) [...]

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d.i.y.: pies ‘n thighs chicken biscuits!

pies n thighs chicken biscuits

October 16th, 2014

So remember the grated butter tip from a few weeks back? Well here are those biscuits I promised! The how-to is on Babble right now and you are going to LOVE it! There’s also a recipe for Pies N Thighs best-fried-chicken ever, and a honey butter you’ll want to slather on everything…… Later this month [...]

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halloween “in the house”: slime!

slime for halloween

October 14th, 2014

The moment I saw this in the current issue of Martha Stewart I knew I had to give it a try. I mean, slime – what could be a more perfect Halloween party favor? I’m glad that I made this early on, as there are a few tricks to getting the consistency right – which of [...]

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putting your garden to bed

putting your garden to bed

October 9th, 2014

Fact:most gardeners – including yours truly – LOVE gardening. Fact: most gardeners – including yours truly – secretly LOVE the end of the gardening season. Yes, I love my gardens. Yes, I (mostly) love tending to my gardens. But by October? I’m done. I need a break from the relentless neediness  that my gardens require, and [...]

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halloween “in the house”: monster pencils

monster pencils

October 7th, 2014

Happy October all! This month, Tuesdays will be turned over to all things Halloween. As you know, we take this holiday very seriously, and I’m always looking for fun treats and ideas to share with you! First up? These adorable monster pencils from The 36th Avenue won my heart for so many reasons. First, they [...]

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101: wardrobe transitioning (summer to fall)

101: wardrobe transitioning (summer to fall)

October 2nd, 2014

So when I wrote this post back in spring – about wardrobe transitioning from winter to spring – I figured it would cover the reverse too. You know, summer to fall. But it’s actually a little different. It’s still been quite mild here in New York, yet the outfits I lived in all summer feel [...]

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favor-“ette”: a quick cake tip

honey cake with sugar coating

September 30th, 2014

Wow – so many of you made this honey cake last week – which makes me very happy! Even better? A bunch of you wrote and asked about the sugar-y looking coating around the top and sides. Which reminded me of a tip I’ve been using ever since I saw it in Cook’s Illustrated a [...]

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101: mexican street corn (and a giveaway!)

mexican street corn

September 25th, 2014

Disclosure: I was compensated by Hampton Creek for the writing of this post. Hampton Creek also kindly sent me their Just Mayo collection to sample. All comments and opinions expressed here – as always – are completely my own. When the folks at Hampton Creek asked if they could send me their “Just Mayo” to review, I [...]

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honey cake for the jewish new year

honey cake

September 24th, 2014

I have always made some version of the same cake for the Jewish New Year (you can actually see a recent version of it here). It’s easy, can be made in advance and is always a crowd pleaser. Yet the traditional dessert that I REALLY love is a honey cake. And I don’t discriminate either. [...]

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favor-“ette”: the secret to perfectly flaky biscuits (and pie dough too!)

biscuits

September 23rd, 2014

I’ve been obsessing over biscuits lately (stay tuned for the best chicken-and-biscuits ever). Something about warm, flaky biscuits, slathered with butter – well, yum. The thing is, that no matter how gently and quickly I handled the dough my biscuits never came out as tender and flaky as I wanted. And then I read about [...]

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