dessert

ice cream cake on VRAI Magazine!

vrai magazine, ice cream cake, hot fudge sauce

August 4th, 2014

Howdy all – hope you had a great weekend! Time to break out your sweats, your yoga pants, basically anything with an elastic waistband – I’ve got a LOT of good stuff in store for you this week! Starting with this: Would you believe I’ve never made an ice cream cake? Sure, I’ve made this. […]

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cookie jar: strawberry shortcake cookies

cookie jar: strawberry shortcake cookies

May 26th, 2014

Happy Memorial Day! So it’s no secret that I LOVE cookies – like, I want to marry them. So I’ve decided to do a sort of “cookie of the month” series, bringing you a great, EASY recipe each month, that you are sure to love. Sound good? I had to post this one right away, […]

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i’m such a (strawberry) fool for you

i'm such a (strawberry) fool for you

April 18th, 2014

At least once a week I get an e-mail from a PR company, “offering” to send me a sample or coupon for some foodie product to review on my blog. And 99% of the time I politely respond “no thank you”: To yogurt. To non-dairy coffee creamers. To “mint” anything. I mean, why would I […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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i heart chickpeas!

chickpea apricot cake

September 27th, 2013

I am very excited about my participation in “Cans Get You Cooking” – a campaign sponsored by Canned Manufacturers Institute, in an effort to promote the benefits of cooking with canned foods. My post is entitled “1 Can, 7 Meals” – and I was tasked with coming up with 7 dishes using one canned food. And […]

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shortcuts: raspberry turnovers

raspberry turnovers

June 3rd, 2013

Do you have puff pastry in your freezer? Well starting today (and forever more), you will. You must. And with this recipe (and more to come) you will know why. Puff pastry is my very favorite “shortcut” ingredient. It is infinitely adaptable, and can go sweet as easily as it can go savory. With puff […]

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block party and the BEST* brownies ever

brownies

August 11th, 2012

I love my town. I live in a lovely, historic village that overlooks the Hudson River. It’s close enough to New York City that I can get in quickly (and often), but when I come home………..aaaah. This month marks 20 years that I have lived here and I feel very lucky indeed. It’s quiet and […]

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to market: cherry brown butter bars

to market: cherry brown butter bars

June 26th, 2012

I’m so thrilled that our local farmer’s market has returned to its outdoor location for the summer (yes, we are lucky enough to  host a market that comes to us year round!). And I’m equally thrilled to bring back my “to market” feature. Like last year, I hope to challenge myself with new ingredients, or at […]

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