just a pinch: salt

popcorn with truffle salt

December 17th, 2012

So this is my last “just a pinch” post – did you enjoy the series? I hope so; I really enjoyed sharing it. It has definitely heightened my awareness of, and appreciation for, the difference that using the highest quality of seemingly mundane ingredients can make in my cooking. And baking. And popcorn. Yes, this […]


bacon. good.

chili bacon breadsticks

November 19th, 2012

Hi all! I just got back from four amazing days at Camp Mighty, in glorious Palm Springs. It was an experience unlike any I’ve ever had and I can’t wait to share it all with you over the coming weeks. But first – bacon. I consider myself an accomplished cook, with pretty sophisticated taste. And […]



sweet potato chips

October 24th, 2012

My challenges with feeding Noah have been well documented here. Though I made all of my own baby food – which he happily gobbled up – and he transitioned beautifully to table food, once he hit the 2-year mark his appetite plummeted. Along with the range of foods he was willing to eat. So the last […]


d.i.y.: cherry pie larabars

cherry pie larabars

October 8th, 2012

More “lunchtime” confessions today……… As hard as it is for me to have a proper lunch at home (see here and here for my typical “go-to’s”), it’s virtually impossible when I’m out and about. I will often just throw some cashews and dried cranberries in a Ziploc (with maybe a piece of cheese), but pack […]


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 […]


brittle and bark smack down, part two!

honeycomb brittle

December 22nd, 2011

Did you enjoy yesterday’s recipe for white chocolate peppermint bark? Here are the other two I promised you – and these brittles are just as easy to make. The first one is a honeycomb brittle – it gets its name both from the honey in the recipe and the honeycomb pattern that appears when the brittle […]


holiday baking: it’s a brittle and bark smack down!

white chocolate peppermint bark

December 21st, 2011

GAAAHHH! We’re running out of time and I have so many more recipes to share! Okay – here are three delicious, easy recipes – one bark and two brittles – that  would make a nice addition to your holiday “sweets” mix. They all come together very quickly, with minimal measuring, fussing and clean-up. First up […]


favor- “ette” friday (holiday edition, part two): spiced nuts

favor- "ette" friday (holiday edition, part two): spiced nuts

December 2nd, 2011

For most of us, the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are hectic, to say the least. And as organized as I think I am, invariably the unexpected happens. I forget a gift for someone. We get a last-minute invite to a holiday get-together. A friend stops by for an impromptu cup of tea (or glass of […]


favor- “ette” friday: apple chips and food blove

baked apple chips

November 11th, 2011

The parmesan tuiles I did a few Fridays back were such a hit that I decided to share another one-ingredient wonder – apple chips! Noah loves crunch – the boy will take a pretzel or chip over a cupcake or cookie any day (remember these?). So when I saw this recipe on my friend Meredith’s blog […]


i brake for squash, part three: pumpkin puree and roasted pumpkin seeds

i brake for squash, part three: pumpkin puree and roasted pumpkin seeds

November 6th, 2011

Pumpkins – in my mind they were purchased once a year, for Halloween, carved-to-order and thrown out on November 1st. I would pat myself on the back as I roasted the seeds (how industrious!) and never gave much thought to the rest. And then I made my own pumpkin puree. It was exciting enough to […]