desserts

i’m such a (strawberry) fool for you

i’m such a (strawberry) fool for you

April 18th, 2014

At least once a week I get an e-mail from a PR company, “offering” to send me a sample or coupon for some foodie product to review on my blog. And 99% of the time I politely respond “no thank you”: To yogurt. To non-dairy coffee creamers. To “mint” anything. I mean, why would I […]

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favor-”ette”: just one more

favor-”ette”: just one more

April 15th, 2014

When it comes to the holiday dessert table, I’m definitely team “I think we need one more”. Especially during Passover. As we can’t eat flour throughout the week, I’m always on the hunt for sweets and snacks to serve and nibble on after the seders are over. But nothing too taxing or complicated. Say hello […]

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“mini cooks” dessert – cupcake cones!

“mini cooks” dessert – cupcake cones!

April 2nd, 2014

I was so excited to be tasked with dessert, to conclude this series with MJ and Joy. And not only because I love to bake, but because I’ve been waiting for just the right time to share this beloved treat with you all. I’ve been making cupcake cones – no joke – for over 20 […]

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favor-”ette”: monkey bread

favor-”ette”: monkey bread

April 1st, 2014

Oops. I did say in this post that I was going to share the monkey bread with you all, didn’t I? Sorry. So here it is – Monkey Bread! This is one of those recipes that is so insanely easy – and delicious – that you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often. But […]

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chocolate chip hamantaschen

chocolate chip hamantaschen

March 13th, 2014

Honestly? I figured that one Hamantaschen recipe was just the right amount for this blog. I mean, Purim is not a major holiday, Hamantaschen are hardly what I’d call “exciting”, and I pretty much nailed all the tips and tricks for turning out perfect cookies. I was wrong. Twice. Let’s start with these: I have […]

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heart-shaped whoopie pies

heart-shaped whoopie pies

February 6th, 2014

So here we are with Valentine’s Day a mere week away…. I adore this holiday and always try to make something sweet for the family, as well as special little treats for the class. As a big fan of whoopie pies I was instantly smitten when I came upon this tutorial in Martha Stewart Living. It’s […]

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favor-”ette”: stepped up

favor-”ette”: stepped up

January 7th, 2014

Am I the only one having a pity party this week? It happens every year, right after the kids go back to school. Holidays officially over, ornaments and decorations packed away – I feel unspeakably blue. I love having the kids around, with no schedule, flexible bed and meal times and lots of fun outings. […]

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favor-”ette”: new year’s morning. done.

favor-”ette”: new year’s morning. done.

December 31st, 2013

As you can probably guess by now, I’m a fan of breakfast-y type foods. Scones, coffee cakes, and of course doughnuts. Last year I posted this do-ahead baked french toast, which I served up on New Year’s Day. Yum. THIS year I’m whipping up these: I know, right? As big a sweet tooth as I […]

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pecan pie, baking a difference, and a giveaway

pecan pie, baking a difference, and a giveaway

November 21st, 2013

I’m so excited to be sharing this post with you all today. As you know, I’ve been involved for quite some time with the wonderful organization No Kid Hungry, through my participation in the NYC  Bake Sale (you can read earlier posts of mine here and here). This year Fleischmann’s Yeast, Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Baking […]

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nyc-etc: eataly

nyc-etc: eataly

November 14th, 2013

I had the occasion to go to Eataly this summer for a special event hosted by Lavazza coffee. And it reminded me that I had been wanting to write about this place for some time now, and totally forgot! I’m kind of glad I did though – it’s a much better story now. But first…..Eataly. […]

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