local flavor: “phoebe g. green” book launch party!

phoebe g. green

October 24th, 2014

I am beyond excited to be part of the launch party for my friend Veera’s new chapter book series! Veera Hiranandani has penned a food-centered chapter book series, “Phoebe G. Green”, and she will be hosting a panel discussion on food for kids and out-of-the-box school lunch ideas. Joining me on the panel are chef-owner Matthew Karp of Plates and […]


halloween “in the house”: vampire teeth!

vampire teeth

October 21st, 2014

I love these: And while I wouldn’t call anything involving mini marshmallows “healthy”, it is Halloween after all – and at least you’ve got apples and nut butter, no? This would work just as well with Nutella or speculoos (homemade if you’re feeling it) too. Boo! Vampire “Teeth” (makes 8; may be doubled or tripled) […]


halloween “in the house”: slime!

slime for halloween

October 14th, 2014

The moment I saw this in the current issue of Martha Stewart I knew I had to give it a try. I mean, slime – what could be a more perfect Halloween party favor? I’m glad that I made this early on, as there are a few tricks to getting the consistency right – which of […]


favor-“ette”: a quick cake tip

honey cake with sugar coating

September 30th, 2014

Wow – so many of you made this honey cake last week – which makes me very happy! Even better? A bunch of you wrote and asked about the sugar-y looking coating around the top and sides. Which reminded me of a tip I’ve been using ever since I saw it in Cook’s Illustrated a […]


favor-“ette”: a little earbud tip

an earbud tip

August 26th, 2014

So I know that I’m getting older – and that my eyesight is failing – daily. But, REALLY WITH THE EARBUDS???? I can’t believe I’m the only one who cannot easily read the left vs. right – which, we all know, is critical before starting your workout. Now that my running partner has flown the […]


favor-“ette”: the bouqs

the bouqs ranunculus

August 19th, 2014

So I HATE getting flowers delivered. Which probably puts me in a group of, oh, one? Much like houseplants (which we all know by now that I tend to kill), my home is where packaged bouquets come to die. I don’t change the water, I forget to add food/sugar/Sprite/whatever it is you’re supposed to add, […]


favor-“ette”: the easiest way to peel a mango

easiest way to peel a mango

August 12th, 2014

You’re doing it wrong. Peeling mangoes, that is. Is it me, or are mangoes one of the more annoying fruits to prep? First, you’ve got that awkwardly shaped, gigantic pit to contend with. And then there’s the peel – I can never seem to find just the right tool to use to get as much […]


favor-“ette”: parchment paper cupcake liners

parchment paper cupcake liners

August 5th, 2014

Much like salt, flour and butter, cupcake liners are something that I always expect to have on-hand at all times. Till I don’t – which I inevitably discover only after all the ingredients are out and ready to go. Fortunately I have a friend who has a seemingly bottomless supply of liners – and will […]


say hello to chicory app!

chicory app button screen shot

August 1st, 2014

Hi all! You may have noticed a new little button at the bottom of my recipes, like this: I’m so excited to introduce you all to a most-clever new app called Chicory! Chicory connects all the ingredients to my recipes with online grocers (like Peapod), so you can get everything you need delivered straight to […]


favor-“ette”: mason jar pour spout

mason jar pour spout

July 29th, 2014

I know – another mason jar post. But don’t worry, I don’t think this is going to be a thing. Yet. But how could I resist sharing this adorable, easy – and basically FREE – idea?? I’ve had the same little jar, filled with kosher salt, for years. When the hinge finally snapped off I […]