cookie jar: classic pignoli cookies

cookie jar: classic pignoli cookies

January 29th, 2015

Right up there with vanilla and coffee (okay, and malt), I love all things almond-flavored. And one of my favorites? These: If I’m staring down a bakery display case, these are my target. And because they’re so ubiquitous (even my local grocery sells them), I’d never thought to make them myself – could I do […]

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101: dry shampoo

101: dry shampoo

January 27th, 2015

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had to wash my hair daily to keep it looking fresh. And while not always so convenient, it was never really a problem till recently. Now that I’m older, my hair has gotten much drier. And in addition to regular straightening sessions, I’m visiting the colorist every […]

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nyc-etc: babka, bagels and earth

nyc-etc: babka, bagels and earth

January 22nd, 2015

No this is not a potential blog name change. I just couldn’t resist, based on a day spent in the city recently at three new (or new to me) spots that I wanted to share with you all. First up? Arcade Bakery. While not as unusual as a doughnut shop housed in a car wash, […]

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favor-“ette”: pinhole press

favor-"ette": pinhole press

January 20th, 2015

For almost 25 years I’ve been archiving my family’s photos the same way – gathering the year’s worth of pictures and painstakingly taping them into an album, collage-style. If I’m super organized I will have broken the task down into two sessions – one mid-year, the other at the end of the year (I think […]

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favor-“ette”: an onion tip

favor-"ette": an onion tip

January 13th, 2015

You would be hard pressed to find someone who cries more than I do while chopping onions. I’M THE WORST. We’re talking buckets – burning eyes, smudged mascara – the whole package. Short of goggles, I’ve tried every trick in the book – freezing the onion, chopping it under running water – and nothing worked. Till […]

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happy new year – let’s eat!

happy new year - let's eat!

January 6th, 2015

Happy New Year all! Hope your holidays were fabulous, spent doing things you love with those you love most. We had a busy and fun break #sixteendaysofnoschool. There were LOTS of movies – both the child and grown-up variety. Highlights for me were “Song of the Sea” (gorgeous animation and a refreshing break from the […]

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