recipes

crumb cake hamantaschen

crumb cake hamantaschen

March 3rd, 2015

I swore after last year’s batches (chocolate chip AND rainbow) that I was SO done with hamantaschen. Seriously. But ever since last summer’s popsicle series I’ve become increasingly enamored with the concept of “twists on the traditional”. And what is more traditional (and boring) than plain old hamantaschen? So this year I decided to take two of […]

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cookie jar: vegan cookie dough Ritz sandwiches!

cookie jar: vegan cookie dough Ritz sandwiches!

February 26th, 2015

Too much? That was my response when Chelsea sent me the link to this recipe with the words “PLEASE MAKE!!!!!!” in the subject line. Since she’s turned vegan we have both been on a headstrong quest to find as many great recipes to replace all of the meals and treats she could no longer have […]

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mason jar mix #2: hot cocoa!

mason jar mix #2: hot cocoa!

February 9th, 2015

As soon as I saw these adorable jars I knew they’d be the perfect little gifts for Noah to hand out for Valentine’s Day: I’ve never made my own hot cocoa mix and have no idea why – it is DELICIOUS and whipped up in 5 minutes in the food processor. Noah helped by putting […]

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mason jar mix #1: chocolate chip cookies!

mason jar mix #1: chocolate chip cookies!

February 5th, 2015

As you know, I am NOT a fan of the birthday party goody bag (you can read my mini-rant in this post). And since Noah’s birthday falls out during the winter, I try to come up with favors that offer a temporary cure for that dreaded cabin fever. This year I decided to do a […]

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101: how to make a “surprise” cake

101: how to make a "surprise" cake

February 3rd, 2015

This was fun. And “surprisingly” easy (sorry). Ever since Chelsea was a little little girl, I’ve asked my kids what kind of special cake (or cupcakes) they’d like for their birthdays. And I’ve done it all – from Pokemon to Hello Kitty, Power Puff Girls to Scooby Doo, Arthur to Winnie the Pooh. I’ve done […]

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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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bacon. better.

bacon. better.

January 8th, 2015

I honestly didn’t think it was possible to improve on this bacon dish. Till now. I was hosting a casual brunch on the last day of holiday break and wanted as much of a “do-ahead” as possible. So I made these rolls (which are prepped completely the night before and popped in the oven that […]

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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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favor-“ette”: a few waffle tips

waffles

November 18th, 2014

My love for breakfast – at any time of day – is well known. As is my preference for good, simple food. So, waffles. And while I occasionally use my waffle iron to make hash browns and “s’moreffles” (and stay tuned for the most genius use you’ve ever seen!), I mostly use it to make straight […]

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coffee cake muffins: your weekend, made.

coffee cake muffins

November 7th, 2014

So remember my post on making your own parchment paper cupcake liners? Seems many of you were WAY more interested in the muffins that appeared in that same post…… I get it – and they are totally amazing, by the way. I’ve posted the recipe on Babble – click here for the details – and […]

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