desserts

sugar free: honey lemon cake

sugar free: honey lemon cake

February 21st, 2013

Honey lemon olive oil cake is tender, moist, not-too-sweet and positively delicious!

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101: ganache

101: ganache

February 9th, 2013

Ganache is, hands down, THE multi-tasker in the kitchen. With just a few ingredients, minimal time and zero special equipment, you’ve got the base for (are you ready?) THREE different recipes – a glaze, a frosting or some heavenly truffles. I made the truffles. Can you say “Valentine’s Day”?

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dairy free: sandwich cookies

dairy free: sandwich cookies

January 31st, 2013

So I figured I’d go out with a bang to conclude my dairy-free month. Not only is this recipe dairy-free, it’s a delish dessert. That’s also gluten-free. And sugar-free (get ready February!). And it is from one of the most celebrated (and totally adorable) vegan bakeries in New York – Babycakes. I had come across […]

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here’s the nice.

meringue stars

December 31st, 2012

Okay. They’re not exactly health food. But compared to my last post they’re pretty angelic, no? And they are fat-free and gluten-free, which is about as close to “nutritious” as it’s going to get here….. And how perfect will these be, with some champagne at midnight tonight? Happy New Year – I hope it’s lovely. […]

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milky way brownies. yes.

milky way brownies

December 29th, 2012

These are possibly the most ridiculous things I’ve ever baked. I mean, really ridiculous. Even for me. Who has given you this. And this. And let’s not forget these. But the people have spoken. And by people, I mean the sugar-fueled guests who come searching for me at parties where these are served, asking, “WHAT […]

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d.i.y.: pop-tarts

homemade pop tarts

September 10th, 2012

I have a confession to make. While my daily breakfast is, indeed, an English muffin, hard-boiled egg and a large iced coffee, it’s not what I wish it could be. I WISH it could be………..a Pop-Tart. And not just any Pop-Tart. A brown sugar-cinnamon Pop-Tart. Frosted, of course. But, really? While every once in a rare […]

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honeydew-lime ice pops

honeydew-lime ice pops

July 25th, 2012

Hi all! I’m thrilled, delighted and totally honored to be guest-posting over at Inward Facing Girl today! You may remember the lovely Melanie from the “blove” I gave her a while back – she is not only one of my favorite bloggers, but has become a good friend too. I’m sharing my recipe for honeydew-lime ice […]

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she’s a rainbow

birthday layer cake, milk bar

June 4th, 2012

If boxed cake mix and canned frosting had a love child, her name would be Chelsea. Oh, and she would have a sister – Christina Tosi, the brilliant pastry chef of Momofuku Milk Bar. And their favorite flavor would be………. Funfetti. Yes, this child of mine, while appreciating all fine baked goods (both mine and others), […]

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celebrate, good times

celebrate, good times

May 2nd, 2012

Last weekend was one for celebrations. On Friday afternoon Mike came home from an almost 2-week business trip (yay!!!). Noah really missed him, and would every so often stop what he was doing to look up at him and just smile and stare,  as if to say, “You’re really back!”. So cute. On Saturday I attended […]

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sunny days (and cake blove)

sunny days (and cake blove)

January 8th, 2012

Some time in October I began thinking about Noah’s 3rd birthday party – more specifically, “the cake”. Ever since Chelsea turned one I’ve done a themed cake for all of my children’s birthday celebrations. Not surprisingly, “Sesame Street” has been featured at one time or another. Here’s Chelsea’s “Ernie” cake, for her first birthday: so vintage- you know, […]

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