favor-”ette”: vermont maple sriracha (chicken)!

sriracha chicken

July 1st, 2014

I’ll admit: I was late to the sriracha game. Like, last-week-late. Up till now I’ve completely ignore this “do it all” condiment. Why? I have no idea. It’s trendy (I like trendy). It’s spicy (my big guys love spicy). And there seemed to be nothing you COULDN’T cook or bake with it (Pizza! Tacos! Chex [...]

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nyc-etc: austin edition

greetings from austin mural

June 26th, 2014

Mike had business in Texas a few months ago and we decided to go out a few days before and spend some time in Austin – we had, for a time, considered moving out of New York and Austin was on the (very) short list of possible locations. This is by no means a comprehensive [...]

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cookie jar: lemon poppy seed crisps

lemon poppy seed crisps

June 24th, 2014

I think I’m going to call this the perfect summer cookie. Literally bursting with fresh lemon (juice and zest), these cookies have an amazing crunchy coating, thanks to a generous roll in lemon-sugar and plenty of poppy seeds. The flavors are reminiscent of my lemon poppy pound cake – but in cookie form! These would [...]

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using perennials in planters

using perennials in planters

June 19th, 2014

When we redid our patio a number of years ago I bought some new planters to accessorize. And I was determined to make them as low-maintenance as possible. As a landscape designer, spring through fall was non-stop busy for me, and the last thing I wanted to do at night or on the weekends was [...]

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my favorite sandwich (sponsored post)

my favorite sandwich (sponsored post)

June 16th, 2014

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Cobblestone Bread Co. via AOL Media.  All opinions expressed here – as always – are completely my own, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cobblestone Bread Co. or AOL. We are lucky enough to have a grill right outside our back door, which [...]

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handmade seed packets

handmade seed packets

June 12th, 2014

Don’t be alarmed. This is a ridiculously easy craft – as if I would ever post any other kind! Noah “graduated” from pre-school today, and I wanted to make a little gift for him to give his classmates. As he is in both morning and afternoon sessions this meant making up about 30 gifts. You [...]

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favor-”ette”: makr

favor-"ette": makr

June 10th, 2014

As the most un-crafty person in the blogiverse, I am often frustrated by other bloggers’ charming and clever creations. Why can’t it be me turning out those cute gift tags? That gorgeous calligraphy? Those sweet labels? Well guess what – it CAN be me! And you too! I am all over a new app called Makr [...]

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blove: susie makes supper

blove: susie makes supper

June 5th, 2014

Do you ever make a connection (whether in-person or virtually) that feels “just right” – right away? For me, that was Adrienne, of Susie Makes Supper. I was immediately drawn to Adrienne, along with her blog – and have been a loyal reader since (all images, except where noted, courtesy of Adrienne Robideaux). photo credit: [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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