redress

February 28th, 2011

re·dress verb ri-ˈdres to set right : remedy  I’ve always been a bit consumed with my wardrobe. As a creative person, I’m definitely attuned to aesthetics, to how things “look”. But feeling stylish and well-dressed has also many times been critical to my overall sense of security and well-being. I’ve often described my clothing as my “armor” – particularly when  going through a difficult time in my […]

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a big hug

a big hug

February 24th, 2011

First day back home – it still feels surreal to me that we are back to our normal lives. We had planned, since it was a vacation week, to do a couple of fun things with Noah and I was determined to get at least one of them in before the week was up. So […]

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live a normal life

live a normal life

February 23rd, 2011

I started this post 2 days ago – I had planned a pizza and salad dinner and was in the midst of prepping and taking pictures when Mike called. He was out with Noah and thought Noah was having a seizure. They were waiting on an ambulance and I was to meet them at the emergency […]

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greasing and lining baking pans

greasing and lining baking pans

February 20th, 2011

If you’ve ever taken your perfectly baked cake out of the oven, only to find that half of it remains in the pan when you try to remove it, then this post is for you. Properly preparing your pans before adding the batter will save you much heartache on the other side. The following technique guarantees […]

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how to make a parchment circle

how to make a parchment circle

February 20th, 2011

When baking a cake you should always line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper, prior to greasing and flouring. Here’s an easy way to make a custom-fit parchment circle: Tear a sheet of parchment paper that is slightly larger than the pan. Fold it in half, from bottom to top. Fold in half again, this […]

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freezing egg whites

freezing egg whites in ice cube trays

February 20th, 2011

Often a recipe will call for egg yolks only – so what do you do with the leftover whites? Why, freeze them! Frozen egg whites thaw quickly and come in handy for making things like royal icing, meringues, angel food cakes and macaroons. The easiest way to freeze them is in an ice cube tray – one […]

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i kissed a boy

butterscotch pudding

February 20th, 2011

So many milestones pile up when you’ve been in a relationship for a long time. First date, first kiss, engagement, wedding. When that relationship ends, those dates still come around – and the harder you try “not to remember” the more likely it is that you do. And there’s not just the date itself – […]

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rosemary fried chicken

rosemary fried chicken

February 20th, 2011

I adore fried chicken but given my Brooklyn/Jewish DNA,  it seemed beyond my capabilities. I always imagined needing sturdy forearms, a Southern accent and proximity to county fairs to do a decent job. Which is why I love this recipe – it’s foolproof, with minimal ingredients and best of all it’s finished in the oven so […]

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buttermilk country cake

buttermilk country cake

February 20th, 2011

A number of years ago I realized that, whenever a recipe called for buttermilk, I never knew what to do with what was left over. I would invariably leave it in the fridge till I determined it was “bad” (even though buttermilk always looks “bad” to me…) and throw it away. I finally decided to […]

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dark chocolate hot cocoa ice pops

dark chocolate hot cocoa ice pops

February 20th, 2011

Valentine’s Day has always been a big deal in our house – presents, sweet treats and a special meal. And cards of course – hand made from the time the kids were old enough to wield a crayon. This year was no exception – we skyped with Chelsea in the afternoon so that we could […]

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