favor-“ette”: a pot tip

wax paper over a pot

November 26th, 2013

If you’re like me, fall and winter mean pulling out the pots – the large ones, that is – for soups, stews, pulled this and braised that. I LOVE one-pot winter meals for many reasons – not the least of which is that most can be made in advance. And actually taste better after sitting […]


pecan pie, baking a difference, and a giveaway

mini pecan pie cups

November 21st, 2013

I’m so excited to be sharing this post with you all today. As you know, I’ve been involved for quite some time with the wonderful organization No Kid Hungry, through my participation in the NYC  Bake Sale (you can read earlier posts of mine here and here). This year Fleischmann’s Yeast, Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Baking […]


favor-“ette”: foil-covered cupcake pans

foil covered cupcake pan

November 19th, 2013

Are you a clean cook or a messy cook? I’m firmly trenched in the latter. Organized? Check. Precise? Double check. Clean up as I go? Absolutely. Neat? Uhh……. This is especially irksome when making muffins and cupcakes. No matter what tricks I’ve learned – no matter how careful I think I’m being – drips and […]


nyc-etc: eataly

coffee shortbread

November 14th, 2013

I had the occasion to go to Eataly this summer for a special event hosted by Lavazza coffee. And it reminded me that I had been wanting to write about this place for some time now, and totally forgot! I’m kind of glad I did though – it’s a much better story now. But first…..Eataly. […]


favor-“ette”: denim shirt (part one)

j crew denim shirt

November 12th, 2013

I’ll admit, I was late to the denim shirt trend. I never really appreciated how versatile this article of clothing could be, until I found myself reaching for it again and again – for all sorts of outfits and occasions. image credit: J. Crew Now I practically live in this shirt. It’s a medium wash and […]


blove: small for big (and a giveaway!)

small for big mari richard

November 7th, 2013

One of the many great things about attending Alt Summit was the chance meeting of a few bloggers who turned out to be women I kept in regular contact with afterward. all images courtesy of Mari Richards I met Mari (rhymes with “Atari”) Richards of Small for Big in a mini van that her pals […]


favor-“ette”: apple peel “twigs”

apple peel twigs

November 5th, 2013

Still got apples? Me too. And what’s worse is that Noah will NOT eat an unpeeled apple – in fact, none of my kids would “eat the peels” when they were little. Which results in a lot of discarded peels. So you could imagine my delight upon discovering this genius use of apple peels – from […]