favor-”ette”: mason jar blender hack

mason jar blender hack

July 15th, 2014

Mason jars – have you heard of them? JK… It’s all but impossible to scroll Pinterest, Instagram or most food/craft/lifestyle blogs without being assaulted by the next cute way to use a mason jar – from photo frames to hanging lights, soap dispensers to terrariums. Yes, the mason jar is certainly having its moment – so […]


pop! goes my summer: corn popsicles

corn popsicles

July 9th, 2014

Corn? Pretty much one of my very favorite foods. Yeah, I know that as veggies go, corn does not rank high on the nutritional scale (simple sugars, blah blah). But I can eat an insane amount of corn – and I love it in almost every way you can think to prepare it: Corn salad. […]


pop! goes my summer: watermelon-honeydew popsicles

watermelon honeydew popsicles

July 2nd, 2014

My popsicle mold has been getting quite the workout lately. I bought this one last year and I absolutely love it. So much so that I’ve been inspired to do a weekly “popsicle series” – all summer! Every Wednesday till Labor Day I’ll be sharing a new recipe – and I’m kind of super-excited about it! […]


speculoos (a.k.a., “cookie butter”)

speculoos (a.k.a., "cookie butter")

June 3rd, 2014

So yeah – I’m the last living person to discover cookie butter. Which is odd because it is totally my thing. A sweet, butterscotch-y, non-chocolate-y dip/spread/treat? Where have I been? Clearly NOT on Pinterest (where an infinity number of variations and ways to bake with this stuff lives), OR Trader Joe’s – who apparently has […]


where you’ll find me….

where you'll find me....

June 2nd, 2014

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! I wanted to share some sites that you can find me on this week – or more importantly, where you can find some great new recipes! On Babble I’m sharing my latest vegan “hack” – this month it’s a copycat Nutella that both “the vegan” and my […]


my most random post, ever (and a recipe)

my most random post, ever (and a recipe)

March 20th, 2014

Note: this post contains a spoiler – if you’ve never seen the original “Planet of the Apes”, you may not want to read all the way through…. Okay, this was too weird not to share. Late last year I attended a book launch party to celebrate the release of Patty’s new book, Some Nerve: Lessons […]


“mini cooks” lunchtime – a vegan smoothie!

"mini cooks" lunchtime - a vegan smoothie!

March 19th, 2014

It’s Wednesday, which lately means the next installment of “Mini Cooks” – a collaborative series with Joy and MJ, designed to get kids into the kitchen – and cooking! MJ’s up today, with a clever twist on lunch – a smoothie! I remember all too well the day that Noah – who had been an […]


“mini cooks” snack – granola bars!

"mini cooks" snack - granola bars!

March 12th, 2014

Welcome back to “Mini Cooks” – my series with MJ and Joy, about getting kids into the kitchen! It’s my turn this week, and we’re focusing on snack time (one of my favorite times of day)! When Chelsea and Conor were little, they had no interest in helping me cook or bake. Which – truth […]


favor-”ette”: scrappy

favor-"ette": scrappy

March 11th, 2014

So these are like the evil cousins of my apple peel twigs. I came across an article in The Kitchn recently, that talked about ways to use kitchen scraps (you know, watermelon rinds, citrus peels, etc.). And there, on the list, was the suggestion to deep fry potato peels. Deep. Fry. Potato peels. There wasn’t […]


favor-”ette”: handmade winter (giveaway)

favor-"ette": handmade winter (giveaway)

February 13th, 2014

Well this winter is officially THE WORST. And it’s far from over – which makes me even more excited to share with you today’s favor-”ette”! image credit: Handmade Winter Handmade Winter is a charming e-book that you will want to order RIGHT NOW. Compiled by some of the most talented bloggers around (and a few […]