cookie jar: flourless almond butter cookies

cookie jar: flourless almond butter cookies

October 30th, 2015

Remember the movie “Tootsie“? Such a great film – and so many good lines. But this is the one that I kept thinking of as I was photographing these cookies: “Producer: I’d like to make her look a little more attractive, how far can you pull back? Cameraman: How do you feel about Cleveland?” I […]


halloween “in the house”: oreo mummies!

halloween "in the house": oreo mummies!

October 28th, 2015

See – I told you googly eyes would be back! For my last post in this year’s series I’ve got something super easy for you – and only three ingredients! These were a big hit in Noah’s class, and would be perfect to serve at your Halloween gatherings. I used traditional sandwich creme cookies here, […]


“blove”: round-up edition II

"blove": round-up edition II

October 23rd, 2015

So much great stuff to share with you today! This past year, no fewer than four of my friends have started brand new businesses. Businesses that highlight their passions, offer up something new and different, and allow for a shopping experience that is the antithesis of the big-box deal. In addition, these are all women who […]


halloween “in the house”: pumpkin spice latte truffles

halloween "in the house": pumpkin spice latte truffles

October 21st, 2015

Can I get just a little classy on this series? Just this once? I promise googly eyes, etc. will return next week. I’m so excited to be included in this year’s Virtual Pumpkin Party hosted by Sara, creator of Cake Over Steak (don’t you just love that name?). Over 60 bloggers are participating, and my mouth […]


nyc-etc: inside artists’ homes

nyc-etc: inside artists' homes

October 16th, 2015

Over the last few months I’ve had the opportunity to tour the homes of three of the most important and iconic creators of the 20th century: Philip Johnson, Russel Wright and Donald Judd. Each was a fabulous, interesting and truly memorable tour in its own right, but seeing all three in relatively close succession was […]


halloween “in the house”: blood splattered cookies

halloween "in the house": blood splattered cookies

October 14th, 2015

Ew. Yet, awesome. These cookies are so easy – and so much fun – that I suspect that you are already thinking about how quickly you’re going to be able to make them. The good news is that they’re super fast, too. All you need is a batch of sugar or shortbread cookies (homemade, slice-and-bake […]


favor-“ette”: a recipe tip

favor-"ette": a recipe tip

October 13th, 2015

I came across this article in The Kitchn recently, and it reminded me of a draft I’ve had in my head for months now, wanting to share this with you. In the almost (gulp!) five years that I’ve been writing this blog – as well as creating food content for various other sites – I’ve been doing […]


halloween “in the house”: spiders and webs cupcakes!

halloween "in the house": spiders and webs cupcakes!

October 7th, 2015

Gosh I love this series……………. As someone with a strong (and mostly minimal) design aesthetic, I heart Halloween primarily because it’s everything I’m usually not: Colorful. Bold. And even a bit a whole lot cheesy. We go big or go home around here, inside and out, treats and crafts included. Like these super awesome “spiders” […]


o/n15 capsule wardrobe!

o/n15 capsule wardrobe!

October 6th, 2015

Is it me, or was September, like 5 minutes long?? My last capsule was June/July/August, and yet – not only have I been wearing these same items for all of September too – I haven’t even thought of switching things up. I guess there have been a number of factors at work here: 1. Back to […]


apple-pumpkin waffle bake – aka, let’s win breakfast! (sponsored)

apple-pumpkin-waffle-bake #FueledForSchool #Ad

October 1st, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FueledForSchool #CollectiveBias Noah’s school bus comes SUPER early each morning. Like, I’m back home before 7:30 (that’s A.M., guys). Which is fine, but it means that breakfast has to be no-fuss, kid-friendly and – fingers crossed – filling and […]