“mini cooks” dessert – cupcake cones!

"mini cooks" dessert - cupcake cones!

April 2nd, 2014

I was so excited to be tasked with dessert, to conclude this series with MJ and Joy. And not only because I love to bake, but because I’ve been waiting for just the right time to share this beloved treat with you all. I’ve been making cupcake cones – no joke – for over 20 […]


favor-“ette”: monkey bread

favor-"ette": monkey bread

April 1st, 2014

Oops. I did say in this post that I was going to share the monkey bread with you all, didn’t I? Sorry. So here it is – Monkey Bread! This is one of those recipes that is so insanely easy – and delicious – that you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often. But […]


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 […]


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 […]


“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 […]


“mini cooks” – a new series!

"mini cooks" - a new series!

February 26th, 2014

Popping in on a Wednesday with some exciting news! image courtesy of MJ I’m teaming up for the next six weeks with the lovely and talented MJ of Pars Caeli (remember her from my blove post?), and Joy of the must-read Frock Files on a fun series called “Mini Cooks”! Mini Cooks came out of the […]


heart-shaped whoopie pies

heart-shaped whoopie pies

February 6th, 2014

So here we are with Valentine’s Day a mere week away…. I adore this holiday and always try to make something sweet for the family, as well as special little treats for the class. As a big fan of whoopie pies I was instantly smitten when I came upon this tutorial in Martha Stewart Living. It’s […]


favor-“ette”: stepped up

favor-"ette": stepped up

January 7th, 2014

Am I the only one having a pity party this week? It happens every year, right after the kids go back to school. Holidays officially over, ornaments and decorations packed away – I feel unspeakably blue. I love having the kids around, with no schedule, flexible bed and meal times and lots of fun outings. […]


favor-“ette”: new year’s morning. done.

favor-"ette": new year's morning. done.

December 31st, 2013

As you can probably guess by now, I’m a fan of breakfast-y type foods. Scones, coffee cakes, and of course doughnuts. Last year I posted this do-ahead baked french toast, which I served up on New Year’s Day. Yum. THIS year I’m whipping up these: I know, right? As big a sweet tooth as I […]


favor-“ette” a mixer tip

towel over mixer

December 10th, 2013

You know that moment right after you add flour to the mixer? Just before you turn it on, when you say a little prayer that the flour (and other dry ingredients) won’t go flying all over you – and your kitchen? No matter how slowly and gently I turn on the mixer, I more often […]