favor-“ette”: kuttlefish

favor-"ette": kuttlefish

April 21st, 2015

Earth Day is tomorrow – and it’s the 45th anniversary! Did you know that Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world (I didn’t!)? It’s truly a global event, celebrating support for environmental programs and building community activism around the world (you can learn more at the Earth Day website). I thought this was […]


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, […]


i wish you knew

i wish you knew

April 15th, 2015

Late last year someone shared this post on Facebook. And it was like someone punched me in the throat each time I read (and re-read) it. See, this year I am the parent of “that kid”. Who has teachers who are as loving and compassionate as the writer of the piece clearly is too. And […]


would you try a “capsule wardrobe”?

would you try a "capsule wardrobe"?

April 14th, 2015

In my wanderings around the web lately, the term “capsule wardrobe” seemed to be popping up everywhere. And then one of my fave bloggers Natalie posted about it in greater detail (and seriously – just as I was about to publish this post, THIS appeared on none other than the hallowed pages of Apartment Therapy!). Well […]


favor-“ette”: “kindness wins” book review

kindness wins

April 7th, 2015

My “big” kids are now 23 and 18, and theirs was one of the first generations of tweens/teens to come of age in the era of widely accessible social media (when it was “My Space” – not even Facebook yet – and thank god before things like Burnbook and Yik Yak). Because we as parents […]


“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 […]


favor-“ette”: flared jeans (and how to wear them)

how to wear flared jeans

March 31st, 2015

Some interesting conversations took place after my recent “Crushed/Crushing” post – specifically regarding the flared jeans. Opinions ranged from “SO glad they’re back!”, to “I never got rid of my flares and never will!”, to “How does a woman with normal-length legs wear these jeans without looking like a clown?”. I’m here to help. As […]


“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 […]