“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. […]

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“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 […]

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“keen” on quinoa: stuffed peppers

"keen" on quinoa: stuffed peppers

March 20th, 2015

See? I told you I would use it cooked! I’d never made stuffed peppers before, though they’ve always held an appeal to me – for presentation value alone they seemed worth a try. And then I came across this recipe – using not only quinoa (cooked!), but beans, corn, cheeses and lots of spices – […]

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crushed/crushing: “bottoms up”

crushed/crushing: "bottoms up”

March 19th, 2015

While amassing pins and links for this month’s “crushed/crushing” post, I noticed a theme developing – all clothes, all from the waist down. I don’t know about you, but I feel like my top situation is pretty static – button downs, tees, sweaters. But switching up the bottom half – especially when it comes to […]

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how to create a “4-seasons” garden!

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March 18th, 2015

This winter – amiright? We had some milder temps and a lot of rain over the last week and I am finally able to see some of my gardens again. They’ve been buried under mountains of snow for what feels like months, and I’m so excited for any glimpse of green. This is the time […]

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M&M’s® Crispy Are BACK!

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March 16th, 2015

Note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertisers. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyComeback #CollectiveBias Sometime last fall I got a message from Chelsea – subject line reading, “Guess What’s Coming Back??”. And there it was: the news that  M&M’s® Crispy – our very favorite M & M’s  – were […]

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“keen” on quinoa: toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

"keen" on quinoa: toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

March 13th, 2015

Do you see where this is going? This is only my second quinoa post, yet both recipes use it uncooked. For someone who doesn’t like the taste of cooked quinoa, I have to admit that something magically delicious happens when it’s toasted. And this cereal is a perfect example. I LOVE everything about this cereal. […]

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homemade flubber!

homemade flubber!

March 12th, 2015

Flubber! How have I not told you about Flubber? I discovered it a few years ago when Noah and I went to the Children’s Museum of the Arts. When we attended the DUMBO Arts Festival the following year, CMA  took over a whole section for kids’ art projects – including Flubber AND instructions! I snapped […]

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favor-“ette”: 2 quick baking tips

favor-"ette": 2 quick baking tips

March 10th, 2015

A few years ago my sweet friend Leslie bought me the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. Having been a fan of Crack Pie, Compost Cookies and countless other Milk Bar treats I was super excited to open it up and get to work. But I was also a little worried. I mean, HOW in the world […]

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“keen” on quinoa – a mini series!

"keen" on quinoa - a mini series!

March 6th, 2015

Okay – I’m really not “keen” on quinoa. In fact, I really don’t like it at all (but I liked the title, so there’s that). I’ve noticed an alarming trend happening in my kitchen these days – that is, the accumulation of what I call “one-off” ingredients. These are ingredients that I buy for a […]

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