sugar (and guilt) free: double chocolate brownies

sugar (and guilt) free: double chocolate brownies

February 28th, 2013

You’re welcome. In doing my research on sugar alternatives, I had my eyes opened wide about the differences in processed vs. “natural” sugar. That there is virtually no difference at all, and you are often being completely misled when you buy products labeled with the ingredient “cane juice”. If you are interested, here’s a great […]

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favor-“ette”: julia’s lip tint

favor-"ette": julia's lip tint

February 27th, 2013

Yes, it’s ANOTHER must-have lip product for you to try… I was thinking about this – why so many lip posts?? Well, because other than mascara (which I will do a separate piece on soon!) it’s the only make-up I wear regularly. It’s also the most frustrating to shop for. Between finding the right color, […]

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couple of things

couple of things

February 26th, 2013

So I’ve been toying with the idea of making “couple of things” a regular feature (if you’re new to my blog you can read earlier versions here, here and here). I so enjoyed my first “bloggy” collaboration, and it got me to thinking about the real and very strong sense of community I’ve discovered here. […]

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nyc-etc: dun-well doughnuts

nyc-etc: dun-well doughnuts

February 25th, 2013

In last week’s “blogiversary” post, I wrote about doing more regularly scheduled features in the coming year. And while I’ve written – often – about my latest NYC “finds”, the posts themselves have been a bit sporadic. They’ve been some of my very favorites to write, so I’ve decided to turn them into a monthly […]

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mealtime bootcamp: “just right”!

mealtime bootcamp: "just right"!

February 22nd, 2013

So it’s the very last chapter of Mealtime Bootcamp! I’ve loved having the gracious and talented Caroline spend so much time here, and I’m a little sad to see her go! Caroline’s final “challenge” was around mealtime portions – how much to make, serving sizes, cooking for leftovers, etc. I offered up some guidelines and suggestions and […]

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sugar free: honey lemon cake

sugar free: honey lemon cake

February 21st, 2013

Honey lemon olive oil cake is tender, moist, not-too-sweet and positively delicious!

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#2 (thoughts on two years)

#2 (thoughts on two years)

February 20th, 2013

“Year two? Bring it”. image credit: Homemade Serenity That’s how I ended the post I wrote about my blog’s one year anniversary. And here we are, a whole year later. I tried to think of a clever title – something witty to say about the number “two”. This is what I found: Two’s company. It […]

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101: cold weather running

101: cold weather running

February 19th, 2013

fleece/tee shirt/leggings/hat/glittens/warmers Running is a part of my life that I rarely talk about, even though I’ve been doing it for almost 20 years. Mainly because I hate it. Can you imagine hating something – and sticking with it – for that long? I know – but I have my reasons. And the number one […]

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i’m a winter cook. short ribs.

i'm a winter cook. short ribs.

February 18th, 2013

I’ve never understood people who say that summertime entertaining is easier. Yes, you can just “throw things on the grill”. But the grill needs to be watched – and tended to – constantly. And then there are the side dishes to contend with – all of which have to be timed perfectly, so that everything […]

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sugar free: maple granola with dried cherries

sugar free: maple granola with dried cherries

February 15th, 2013

Ugh. NOT liking this sugar-free thing. At. All. It’s not that I’m “craving” sugar so much – it’s just that I’m realizing  how automatically I reach for a little something sweet after every meal. And now it’s not there. And there definitely feels like something’s….missing. And please, please don’t tell me to just grab a piece […]

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