It's here! 2018 is literally just around the corner and it's time to begin dreaming big and setting goals. I've never been one to physically write out New Year's resolutions, as I haven't had the desire or intent to make significant changes to any specific part of my life. Re-reading that last sentence (which I've done plenty) makes it sound as if my life up until this point has lacked focus. But it's more that...
Allow me to introduce you to my absolute favorite cookie: Italian rainbow cookies! Food Advertising by I think I like them so much because they're actually cake. Cake disguised as cookies. The batter is made with a combination of almond paste and almond extract. Swoon. Long live almond-flavored desserts! Divide the batter equally in thirds, add food coloring to create red and green layers, then bake them off one-by-one. This is honestly the most difficult part...
Can I be honest with you? Tonight is the last night of Hanukkah, and I'm actually relieved that it's almost over. The holiday season is certainly magical, but there's only so much a parent of three young children can take. The anticipation and expectation of presents, the endless trays of food, the not playing with new presents mere days after receiving them. My head is spinning. I think this is why Jews look forward to Christmas...
There are some recipes that are kept sealed in the family vault and your only way to access them is to marry into the family. Luckily for me, I found a man who's family is just as wonderful, loving, and accepting of me as he is, and as an added bonus, they enjoy really good food. Case in point: these highly acclaimed homemade latkes. Food Advertising by One of my first introductions to my now...
It's been over a week since Thanksgiving. We survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Some of us controlled ourselves, and others were caught red-handed, accused of spending too much money. But it was a gift! And it's for you! Well, for us. Okay, it's for me... You might think that now is the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy holiday music, but beware, the holiday season waits for no one and...
I accidentally made yogurt peanut butter and jam parfaits over the summer ("accidentally") and it's been a weekly request from my kids ever since. When we run out, they will begrudgingly take those little Chobani flip cups in stride, but all else equal they want mom's parfaits. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't love it each time they ask. Food Advertising by Granola is incredibly easy to make. Like, I could...
I often find the most challenging part of venturing outside my comfort zone to be the moment I actually decide to take action. Some people get an idea in their head and run with it, while for others we require a little pep talk to get us moving. And I know our individual strengths differ, but we all possess the qualities to -- for lack of a better phrase -- get shit done. But that first...
This past week was a frenzied whirlwind which some might call a vacation. Technically, it was. My husband took time off from work, we kept the kids out of school, and ventured down to Florida for a family celebration. We couldn't have asked for better traveling days, and that is really saying something considering we have a 5, almost 4, and 2 year old. That is a lot of kids. Like, you're-outnumbered-as-parents lot of kids. But you...
For the better part of a decade, my husband and I spent one long weekend each September on the Cape with his grandparents. At first it was just the four of us. We'd gorge on fried oysters and scallops, fresh lobster, and an abundance of seafood chowder. We'd spend mornings walking along the beach, Grammy telling us how coming here was like coming home. Watching her breathe in the salty ocean air, a huge smile...
Say hello to the only appetizer you need for Thanksgiving. Actually, I take that back. Not just Thanksgiving. You could serve this on a Tuesday! Or a Saturday! You could make this for lunch and be living your best life by noon. My taste testers (a sample size of roughly 15 people -- aka: friends and teachers at my kids' school whom I throw food at weekly) all agreed: total home run. Also, it's...
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