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, […]


“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 […]


the only matzo granola you’ll ever need!

the only matzo granola you'll ever need!

April 2nd, 2015

Okay – I just couldn’t think of a better title for this post. My apologies, but I’m in the thick of my annual freaking out over having enough snacks and goodies to last the week of Passover – when one cannot bake or cook with flour or any other traditional leavening agents. Finding great snacks […]


“keen” on quinoa: breakfast cookies

"keen" on quinoa: breakfast cookies

March 27th, 2015

Breakfast cookies. A concept that – theoretically, anyway – scores big. The promise of a healthy, portable meal – in cookie form? Yes, please. But if you’ve ever sampled one – or (like me), tried to make a batch at home – you’ve found that the results are almost always disappointing. Large-as-a-plate, dry-as-a-rock, you know. […]


“cookie jar”: double-crust s’mores krispies snack bars

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March 23rd, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KreateMyHappy #CollectiveBias Growing up we didn’t have an electric mixer – my grandmother was a brilliant baker yet my mom never “caught the bug”. I, on the other hand, was fascinated with baking and was always looking through […]


“keen” on quinoa: stuffed peppers

"keen" on quinoa: stuffed peppers

March 20th, 2015

See? I told you I would use it cooked! I’d never made stuffed peppers before, though they’ve always held an appeal to me – for presentation value alone they seemed worth a try. And then I came across this recipe – using not only quinoa (cooked!), but beans, corn, cheeses and lots of spices – […]


M&M’s® Crispy Are BACK!

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March 16th, 2015

Note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertisers. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyComeback #CollectiveBias Sometime last fall I got a message from Chelsea – subject line reading, “Guess What’s Coming Back??”. And there it was: the news that  M&M’s® Crispy – our very favorite M & M’s  – were […]


“keen” on quinoa: toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

"keen" on quinoa: toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

March 13th, 2015

Do you see where this is going? This is only my second quinoa post, yet both recipes use it uncooked. For someone who doesn’t like the taste of cooked quinoa, I have to admit that something magically delicious happens when it’s toasted. And this cereal is a perfect example. I LOVE everything about this cereal. […]


“keen” on quinoa – a mini series!

"keen" on quinoa - a mini series!

March 6th, 2015

Okay – I’m really not “keen” on quinoa. In fact, I really don’t like it at all (but I liked the title, so there’s that). I’ve noticed an alarming trend happening in my kitchen these days – that is, the accumulation of what I call “one-off” ingredients. These are ingredients that I buy for a […]


balls, bites & bars (new series)!

balls, bites & bars (new series)!

March 5th, 2015

So, March. I feel like it’s the beginning of the year – I don’t know where January and February went, but it’s taken me till now to feel like I’m “on my game”. Actually, that’s not quite true. I know exactly where January and February went – I spent it binge-watching “Parenthood” (because: MaeWhitmanFOREVER). But […]