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Quickie Molten Chocolate Cake For One

Quickie Molten Chocolate Cake For One

| October 16, 2012 | 7 Comments

This post is for all the chocolate-loving, cake-craving, sweet tooth having food lovers out there. And this recipe? It’s for those afternoons when all you need is a quick chocolate fix but don’t want or need a whole cake  (or a batch of cupcakes). It makes one perfect, moist, molten Nutella filled cake just for […]

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Multigrain Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Multigrain Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

| September 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

“Cookies? For dessert?!?” “Ooh! They have chocolate!” We don’t have dessert that often. Though I have a huge sweet tooth, I like dessert to be a happy surprise for special days or just because. So when I whipped up cookies while making dinner this weekend, the kids were thrilled. And I was thrilled because they […]

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Basic One-Bowl Cupcakes Frosted with Nutella

Basic One-Bowl Cupcakes Frosted with Nutella

| August 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

When my kids first started school, I would look at the all primped and put-together moms and wish I could be even a little bit like them. Will was three, Paige was an infant and try as I might, makeup and hair were rarely on the to-do list before dropping Will off to school. I’d […]

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Cookies and Cream Strawberry Shortcake with Toasted Angel Food Cake

Cookies and Cream Strawberry Shortcake with Toasted Angel Food Cake

| June 25, 2012 | 12 Comments

Summertime to me is strawberries — fresh, ripe strawberries that spill their juices when left to tango with sugar for awhile. Summer is simple food, served up fast with little fuss. Summer is time spent outside, enjoying the late evening sunsets, warm air and hum of grasshoppers in the distance. Oh, and most of all, […]

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Marianne’s Butterscotch Chocolate Bars

Marianne’s Butterscotch Chocolate Bars

| March 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

This story goes something like this: Girl accepts dinner invitation. Girl makes last minute decision to whip up a double batch of her cousin’s Butterscotch Brownies to take to dinner, thinking there will be plenty leftover. Girl takes the whole tray to dinner and returns home with about 1/3 of the bars left. Then the […]

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Peanut Butter Cup Whole Wheat Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Whole Wheat Cookies

| February 24, 2012 | 5 Comments

We eat a lot of fruits and vegetables here. Each week, our grocery cart is loaded with berries, bananas, peppers and so much more. And we eat it all. Bunches of asparagus are devoured at dinner.  Bowls of berries are eaten nearly every morning. And sometimes, all I want is some roasted Brussels sprouts or […]

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Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars

| February 7, 2012 | 8 Comments

Recently, I was digging through old posts when it occurred to me that I used to do a lot more baking. I can’t put my finger on why I stopped baking so much. Maybe it’s because the kids got a little older. Maybe it’s because I need to devote more time to work. Maybe it’s […]

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Peppermint Bark Popcorn: A Perfect Last-Minute Holiday Treat

Peppermint Bark Popcorn: A Perfect Last-Minute Holiday Treat

| December 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

With the risk of sounding like a broken record, this holiday season arrived so fast and has scurried along with unbelievable speed. I keep talking about it because it’s so true — the sprint from Thanksgiving to Christmas happened so incredibly fast. And I know I’m not alone in feeling this way. Other moms and […]

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Chess Bars

Chess Bars

| December 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

The place you come from can be a special thing. For some, it’s that one house in that one town where you lived everyday until you moved away for college. For others, it’s that area that you called home during the most loved moments of your childhood. For me, home is New York where I […]

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Double Chocolate Coconut Biscotti

Double Chocolate Coconut Biscotti

| December 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

Right now, I am sitting in a Starbucks, sipping a Venti Nonfat Peppermint White Mocha and praying I can finish this blog post and hit publish in the next six minutes — before I have to dash out of here and head back to get my daughter from ballet so we can head to my […]

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