“mini cooks” dinner – enchilada lasagna (yum!)

“mini cooks” dinner – enchilada lasagna (yum!)

March 26th, 2014

Welcome back to “Mini Cooks”! MJ, Joy and I have been having so much fun “cooking” up great recipes that are delicious as well as designed to get you and your little ones in the kitchen – together! Joy’s serving up dinner today, with a recipe that looks as easy as it does amazing! This [...]

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favor-”ette”: tap-tap

favor-”ette”: tap-tap

March 25th, 2014

I’ve been baking like crazy lately – and going through many bags of flour in the process. And – like me – if you hate that “spray” of flour that happens every time you open a new bag, try this trick: “Tapping” the top of the bag a few times will cause the flour to [...]

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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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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favor-”ette”: bring breakfast

favor-”ette”: bring breakfast

March 18th, 2014

As a host (and a guest) for many years, I have often wrestled with the notion of the “perfect” hostess gift. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that no one likes to show up to a party or dinner empty-handed – but what’s the right gift to give? Wine is tricky – and can be [...]

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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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“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 [...]

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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 [...]

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blove: my life at playtime

blove: my life at playtime

March 6th, 2014

Another Alt Summit story: As I was standing with some friends at a party, I was introduced to this stunning woman. all images courtesy of Deborah Harju As one does at Alt we immediately exchanged business cards. And she immediately exclaimed, “Oh! YOU’RE Donuts, Dresses and Dirt!”. Seems she “favorited” my card on this ginormous [...]

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“mini cooks” do breakfast – egg in a basket!

“mini cooks” do breakfast – egg in a basket!

March 5th, 2014

Hi all! It’s Chapter Two of “Mini Cooks”! It’s Joy’s turn today and she’s taking on breakfast – specifically, egg in a basket: all images courtesy of Joy This is a favorite around here, and Joy has nailed it as far as choosing a delicious dish that even the tiniest hands can help with. From [...]

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