Monthly Archives: July 2010

Un-Birthday Cake

On a warm summer evening just last week, I came home from a wonderful, wine-soaked reunion with good friends only to stumble upon an even merrier sight in my own living room. My roommate was entertaining some equally good friends … Continue reading

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Will Bake for Shoes

What wouldn’t a girl do for shoes? Now, in this case, I’m not talking about the latest strappy sandals or the new line of fall boots. I’m talking about running shoes. The really good kind where they analyze your feet, … Continue reading

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A Rainbow of Options at the Farmers’ Market

The Grand Army Plaza Farmers’ Market is an oasis of fresh produce bursting with colors and textures. I popped over there on Saturday to peruse the freshness and snap some beauteous photos. These fruits and veggies were definitely ready for … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Batter

The shiny red finish, the sturdy silver bowl, the perfect white paddle snapped into place — it’s Kitchen-Aid mixer go time. Part of me wanted to crack a bottle of champagne against the base to mark its maiden voyage, but … Continue reading

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Ina Believer

The great goddess of all things classy, simple, and elegant has a new book coming out! I was not at all aware of this until I got an urgent email from a good friend and fellow Ina fan. The subject … Continue reading

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Zut Alors!

The sweltering summer months are upon us and with them come muggy days, fleeting thunderstorms, and a bounty of fresh produce. I was in the mood for something light, colorful, and chock full of veggies when genius struck in the … Continue reading

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Starry Starry Nights

Inspiration can be found anywhere. In this case, it came from a book. Not a cookbook, but more or less a book about cooking…or baking, really. My cousin works in the book editing world and is always kind enough to … Continue reading

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Painstakingly Patriotic Cookies

Okay, so maybe there is something just as good as pie with which to honor our forefathers…CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! Classics for any season, these treats won’t be passed up by anyone. And in this case, red and blue M&Ms make … Continue reading

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Stars and Stripes

What better way to celebrate the bravery of our founding fathers than with sweet, juicy berries and tender, flaky crusts? Ther ISN’T a better way! I’ve had patriotic pies on the brain for quite some time. Yes, it was first … Continue reading

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