recipes

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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cookie jar: pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing

pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing

October 30th, 2014

Our little neighborhood does it up right. In addition to our block parties (for which I’ve made these and these), we have started some sweet traditions for our VERY favorite holiday – Halloween. It started last year with a munchkin parade that ended at a neighbor’s house for drinks and treats. And this year we […]

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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) […]

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d.i.y.: pies ‘n thighs chicken biscuits!

pies n thighs chicken biscuits

October 16th, 2014

So remember the grated butter tip from a few weeks back? Well here are those biscuits I promised! The how-to is on Babble right now and you are going to LOVE it! There’s also a recipe for Pies N Thighs best-fried-chicken ever, and a honey butter you’ll want to slather on everything…… Later this month […]

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101: mexican street corn (and a giveaway!)

mexican street corn

September 25th, 2014

Disclosure: I was compensated by Hampton Creek for the writing of this post. Hampton Creek also kindly sent me their Just Mayo collection to sample. All comments and opinions expressed here – as always – are completely my own. When the folks at Hampton Creek asked if they could send me their “Just Mayo” to review, I […]

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honey cake for the jewish new year

honey cake

September 24th, 2014

I have always made some version of the same cake for the Jewish New Year (you can actually see a recent version of it here). It’s easy, can be made in advance and is always a crowd pleaser. Yet the traditional dessert that I REALLY love is a honey cake. And I don’t discriminate either. […]

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cookie jar: salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies

salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies

September 18th, 2014

Fun fact #1: I LOVE white chocolate Fun fact #2: In the 3 1/2 years I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve included exactly ZERO white chocolate recipes. Sure, there was this – but, really? We can do SO much better. Like this: I think, because exactly ZERO members of my family like white chocolate as […]

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