brooklyn girl seeking mexican street food

brooklyn girl seeking mexican street food

December 15th, 2011

I was lucky enough to score an invitation to a tasting party, celebrating Dos Caminos executive chef Ivy Stark’s new book: My friend and fellow blogger Meredith and I were treated to what seemed like an endless stream of truly amazing food and drink, all from recipes found in the book (which we were also treated […]

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holiday baking: chocolate espresso cookies

holiday baking: chocolate espresso cookies

December 14th, 2011

Remember these from last week? As promised, here’s the recipe, and it’s my personal favorite. These chocolate espresso slices are the cool kid of the holiday cookie bunch. They are crispy-chewy in texture and the deep brown color is most elegant. The espresso lends a sophisticated note, and make these cookies the obvious choice for the […]

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win-win……….win!

win-win..........win!

December 13th, 2011

Another rainy start to the day. My outdoor plans now cancelled, I was searching for a suitable indoor alternative to our Thursday outing when I came across an article for “Canstruction”: “Canstruction, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that holds annual design and build competitions to construct fantastic, giant sized, structures made entirely out of canned food. […]

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favor- “ette” friday (holiday edition, part three): staying organized

favor- “ette” friday (holiday edition, part three): staying organized

December 9th, 2011

As I’ve written before, I do a LOT of baking to give as gifts for the holiday. And, needless to say, with a toddler in tow there is rarely the luxury of  uninterrupted hours of baking happening around here. I get a few hours here and there, at best. So it is imperative that I […]

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mother’s little helper

mother's little helper

December 8th, 2011

I’m talking about my Dutch oven, you guys. Oh, and this recipe, too. Do you ever just want to throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot, stick it in the oven, and two hours later have dinner? But I mean, literally do just that? I do – all the time. The thing is, I […]

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cookies, ‘cue and a (great) cause!

December 6th, 2011

I was privileged to participate in a great event over the weekend, created to raise money for an important cause. The second NYC Annual Holiday Cookie Swap, hosted by Bloggers Without Borders, brought together local food bloggers at the fabulous Hill Country Barbecue. Each blogger brought a dozen (or more) cookies for “swapping”, which took place after a […]

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holiday baking: raspberry ribbons

holiday baking: raspberry ribbons

December 5th, 2011

Fruity, sweet and slightly tart. I wish I were describing myself, but sadly, it’s only today’s recipe. In an effort to assemble a variety of flavors in my holiday baking, I wanted to include something with fruit. I’ve found, however, that most recipes turn out a cookie that has a hard, almost leaden dough and only a tiny […]

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favor- “ette” friday (holiday edition, part two): spiced nuts

favor- "ette" friday (holiday edition, part two): spiced nuts

December 2nd, 2011

For most of us, the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are hectic, to say the least. And as organized as I think I am, invariably the unexpected happens. I forget a gift for someone. We get a last-minute invite to a holiday get-together. A friend stops by for an impromptu cup of tea (or glass of […]

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big blocks!

big blocks!

December 1st, 2011

When I read about the Imagination Playground that opened in the South Street Seaport last year, I knew I wanted to take Noah there. Set amongst the tall ships, landmark buildings and tacky tourist offerings of the seaport is a truly innovative park. Yes, it contains all the traditional elements of a good playground: sand ramps   “listening […]

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