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Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes

| November 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

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Apple Asiago Prosciutto Bites

Apple Asiago Prosciutto Bites

| November 12, 2012 | 51 Comments

Today is a very special day. See, the lovely Rachel from Rachel Cooks is expecting her second child. Her little man is scheduled to make his debut in December. With her due date nearing, it’s time to celebrate with a surprise virtual baby shower. Surprise, Rachel! And congratulations. As many of you know, I have […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Get Inspired

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Get Inspired

| November 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Earlier this week, I talked a little about the blogging event I was participating in with The NY Melrose Family. Well, today is its blog hop! Are you familiar with a blog hop? It’s kind of like a blog party where you — my darling, dear readers — are encouraged to go hop around the […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Bacon and Cranberries

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Bacon and Cranberries

| November 8, 2012 | 13 Comments

On Thanksgiving, my husband cooks our turkey. It goes in the countertop rotisserie and spins around, cooking for a few hours. It’s always juicy and so flavorful, and everyone dives for it. But me? I am all about the side dishes. There’s something exciting about a table loaded with squash, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Citrus Martini (and Don’t Forget the Drinks)

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Citrus Martini (and Don’t Forget the Drinks)

| November 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

Confession: I’ve been known to carefully plan holiday dinners but totally forget about drinks. Usually it’s my husband who clues into the conspicuous absence of beverages. He asks me if I bought anything to serve for drinks. And my response? Usually something like “Well, there’s water!” He’s not fond of that answer. Don’t worry — […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Vegetable Barley Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Vegetable Barley Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

| November 6, 2012 | 7 Comments

One of the keys to planning a stress-free Thanksgiving lies in the planning aspect. Good planning doesn’t just center around dishes that complement each other — the dishes also should make sense in terms of timing. For instance, if you have one oven (which clearly needs to cook the turkey) and only four burners to […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Martini

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Martini

| November 1, 2012 | 4 Comments

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

| October 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

Yes, we are okay after Hurricane Sandy! Thanks for all the notes, comments, emails, texts, etc. We are still without power, but are online for small spurts during the day thanks to our generator. But overall, we are doing really well — all things considered. Also, I’ve been writing about the storm and the recovery […]

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Roasted Five Spice Squash Seeds

Roasted Five Spice Squash Seeds

| October 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

These might look a lot like roasted pumpkin seeds. But they aren’t. They’re actually from a spaghetti squash. And they’re just as delicious. Ok. Are you ready for this? This might blow your mind a little … You can roast seeds from any squash for a delicious snack. Seriously. Squash seeds are edible and can […]

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