cookie jar: triple layer “guilt” bars

cookie jar: triple layer "guilt" bars

April 30th, 2015

Okay – here’s what they’re really called: But somehow “Guilt Bars” feels right, right about now. See, one would think that living with a food blogger would mean an endless and vast array of amazing, mouthwatering treats parading through the kitchen. And often – well, at least sometimes – that’s just what it is. But […]

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favor-“ette”: FoodyDirect

favor-"ette": FoodyDirect

April 28th, 2015

A few times a week I’ll receive an e-mail from a brand, ad agency or PR firm, asking if I’d be interested in doing a product review. And most of the time I say no (especially if the note opens with “Dear DonutsDressesandDirt”). I value and respect the time you spend here, and never want […]

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a/m15 capsule wardrobe, two weeks(ish) in

a/m15 capsule wardrobe, two weeks(ish) in

April 24th, 2015

Wow – this capsule wardrobe thing has really resonated – more than I anticipated! I’ve had readers e-mailing me, friends chatting me up on the street and lots of Twitter and Instagram “liking” – seems that the concept of minimalist dressing (and a major closet purge) is something that a lot of you think a […]

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get your garden ready for spring – and a sweet giveaway!

get your garden ready for spring - and a sweet giveaway!

April 23rd, 2015

It’s VRAI Magazine’s first anniversary this month and I can hardly believe it’s been a whole year already. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with such a talented group of writers, creators and photographers – who all happen to be the nicest people too! This month is all about celebrations – fitting […]

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favor-“ette”: kuttlefish

favor-"ette": kuttlefish

April 21st, 2015

Earth Day is tomorrow – and it’s the 45th anniversary! Did you know that Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world (I didn’t!)? It’s truly a global event, celebrating support for environmental programs and building community activism around the world (you can learn more at the Earth Day website). I thought this was […]

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d.i.y.: chocolate sprinkles

d.i.y.: chocolate sprinkles

April 16th, 2015

If you were to ask me what I thought my most “popular” post was, I’d probably reply with one I was particularly proud of. Either because of the photography (like the M&M truffles), the recipe (like the French macarons), or both (like the Milk Bar birthday layer cake). What I would have NOT said was “Oh, […]

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i wish you knew

i wish you knew

April 15th, 2015

Late last year someone shared this post on Facebook. And it was like someone punched me in the throat each time I read (and re-read) it. See, this year I am the parent of “that kid”. Who has teachers who are as loving and compassionate as the writer of the piece clearly is too. And […]

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would you try a “capsule wardrobe”?

would you try a "capsule wardrobe"?

April 14th, 2015

In my wanderings around the web lately, the term “capsule wardrobe” seemed to be popping up everywhere. And then one of my fave bloggers Natalie posted about it in greater detail (and seriously – just as I was about to publish this post, THIS appeared on none other than the hallowed pages of Apartment Therapy!). Well […]

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favor-“ette”: “kindness wins” book review

kindness wins

April 7th, 2015

My “big” kids are now 23 and 18, and theirs was one of the first generations of tweens/teens to come of age in the era of widely accessible social media (when it was “My Space” – not even Facebook yet – and thank god before things like Burnbook and Yik Yak). Because we as parents […]

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“keen” on quinoa: nut and cherry bars

"keen" on quinoa: nut and cherry bars

April 3rd, 2015

This is “sort” of a mash-up of my quinoa and “balls, bites & bars” series. Except these bars – though vegan and flourless – are baked, not raw. Whatever – they are awesome and the perfect way to end this quinoa series (and provide a perfect Passover snack!). I came across these bars in a […]

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