balls, bites & bars: three-ingredient energy bars

balls, bites & bars: three-ingredient energy bars

September 29th, 2015

So this will be my last “BB&B” post of the series….. Though it’s been fun for me (and I hope for you too!), I believe it has run its course. There are only so many variations on the nut/fruit/seed combo that I could uncover, and I was risking getting redundant here. And that’s what I […]

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pop! goes my summer: fudge brownie popsicles

pop! goes my summer: fudge brownie popsicles

September 25th, 2015

Poor Mike. He asks for NOTHING, and when he does, the request is simple: Chocolate. Preferably with a side of chocolate. So it’s no surprise that his favorite desserts are this and this. And yet what winds up appearing in the kitchen more often than not are these and these. The guy has faced down […]

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favor-“ette”: a baked goods tip

favor-"ette": a baked goods tip

September 22nd, 2015

So do you ever find yourself baking late at night, and then wondering what to do about that still-warm sheet of cookies/pan of brownies/tin of pie? Go to bed. It’s ill-advised to cover hot or warm baked goods using traditional wrappings (plastic, tin foil, etc.). Steam and/or condensation will form – even if there’s just a […]

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cookie jar: chocolate popcorn bars

cookie jar: chocolate popcorn bars

September 18th, 2015

A September cookie had better be quick. And easy. And fun. And portable. Say hello to your “September cookie”: There’s not much more to say about these chocolate-y, chewy, sweet-salty bars. Which is good, because you’re going to want to make them today, in time for lunch boxes, soccer practice treats, apple picking and after-school […]

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pop! goes my summer: mexican street-corn paletas

pop! goes my summer: mexican street-corn paletas

September 16th, 2015

As I’ve written at length about my love of corn, as well as Mexican street-corn (a.k.a., “elote”), it will come as no surprise to you all to learn that I jumped for joy at the sight of these popsicles: For those of you unfamiliar with elote, you need to get on this, stat. Elote is […]

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favor-“ette”: lucy knisley

favor-"ette": lucy knisley

September 15th, 2015

Here is just a short – and random – sampling of things you will probably never hear me say: “Can’t WAIT for our upcoming camping trip!” “Try this goat cheese; it’s delicious!” “You like my dress? Thanks, I sewed it myself!” And so on. And – up until very recently, I would have included the […]

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crushed/crushing: it’s the little things

crushed/crushing: it's the little things

September 11th, 2015

So how’s your September been so far? I feel like I’m on a runaway train already – here we go! Back to the routine, back to the folders bulging with forms, permission slips and notices for ALL THE THINGS. I don’t know about you, but it takes me practically the whole month to get into […]

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pop! goes my summer: cannoli popsicles

pop! goes my summer: cannoli popsicles

September 9th, 2015

So what’s even better than having a son who supplies you with great recipe inspiration? A son with friends. Conor’s friend Andrew is a true foodie – so when we were riffing on ideas for this year’s series (which resulted in these and these), he called on Andrew to weigh in. And in addition to […]

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nyc-etc: i scream for……

nyc-etc: i scream for......

September 4th, 2015

You guessed it! While there are countless places in and around NYC to get your ice cream on, there are those that – well, stand out. And while this is by NO MEANS a definitive list, these are my faves – some old, some brand spanking new. So how did these shops make the cut? For […]

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pop! goes my summer: granola parfait pops (sponsored)

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September 3rd, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FueledByGranola #CollectiveBias We’re saying “buh-bye” to summer this week, and reluctantly trudging toward the dreaded #backtoschool. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t have some fun, right? And these pops prove it. When challenged to create a recipe using Bear […]

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