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Sweet eats for me on Valentine’s Day: Box of Divine Treasures chocolates. Red velvet pancakes at Champs Diner A box of Dun-well Doughnuts Happy Valentine’s Day!

Bundt.

Bundt.

Christmas means running around… with cakes. It was the gorgeous whirlpool bundt that decked the halls. First, in pumpkin chocolate chip, using the last of the fall’s pumpkin puree. A breath of downtime with the Netflix yule log and the waiting Christmas tree. Another bundt […]

Winter Dins: A <i>Vegan Victuals</i> Dinner Party

Winter Dins: A Vegan Victuals Dinner Party

Sometimes you just want to spend the entire day in the kitchen and the entire night in the dining room eating and giggling with friends. It was time for a Winter Dins vegan victuals dinner party. For starters, “Deviled” Polenta Yukon Golds. Rye, Kale & Eggplant […]

The Red & The Green

The Red & The Green

Sometimes the green skin of a vegetable dumpling is comforting. It says, “there’s definitely not pork in here.” And the bamboo server says, “I’m a superior dumpling.”  SunSpire is the maker of this delicious bar, a long time no need to pack it in the […]

The 4th Annual Classroom Pumpkin-Cupcake Transformation

The 4th Annual Classroom Pumpkin-Cupcake Transformation

Every year, my classroom blog becomes my food blog. They spent October and most of November on Hercules. Now it is time for the 4th annual Harvest Festival Pumpkin-Cupcake transformation. It is time they turned into cupcakes already! After some roasting and pureeing, they became cupcake batter […]

Independence Day 2014

Independence Day 2014

I am glad to be back home for the 4th. Outside the Bennington flaps proudly. Inside, I get started crafting my 50 States Commemoration necklace that will celebrate my spending time in all of our 50 United States. I visit #48 next week… leaving two more. […]

I Want My Father’s Day Cake

I Want My Father’s Day Cake

Happy Father’s Day! When I asked my Dad what kind of cake he wanted… my Mom replied, “Strawberry Shortcake.” They knew it was a bit more involved a recipe. But I was up for the challenge! [I’m the queen in the throne.] It starts with […]

Long Weekends

Long Weekends

The Beninngton flag waves on Memorial Day weekend. As does the Stars and Stripes on the beer. On the plate: my favorite summer side: corn grilled in its husk, Field Roast apple-sage sausage topped with the kitchen sink, and a delicious potato salad that The Electrician made. […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mothers Day! By special Mom request, carrot cake! I guess my first time baking carrot cake was a success. When I asked my mom what kind of cake she wanted, carrot cake was the choice. All out of cupcake liners, I made a layer […]

Green “Irish” Toast

Green “Irish” Toast

Breakfast is my favorite meal. It probably has to do with years of eating cereal for breakfast… and dinner. So I’m going to make it for lunch for this upcoming week. But in honor of my Irish heritage, I’ll add coloring to my French toast […]

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Holidaze is clearing.

Holidaze is clearing.

A few weeks before Christmas, I had grand fantasies of holiday treat-making for friends and loved ones.. And with a small stash of Medjool dates, those oh-so delicious vegan and gluten free Twixes from Fork & Beans were to feature prominently. The simple date caramel recipe […]

Photo Ketchup

Photo Ketchup

Sometimes we buy pizza dough from one of the million pizzerias on Long Island. This was a minimalist pie: artichoke, salt, pepper, olive oil. Still using pumpkin puree… these were the pretty little ditties I whipped up for my grade team holiday lunch. Received some […]

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Blueberry vanilla cupcakes with strawberry curd, all blinged out with the colors of the season. Happy Independence Day!    

Stars & Stripes 4EVA

Stars & Stripes 4EVA

The 4th of July is here! That means red, white, and blue baked goods reign. What better use of my farmers market berries could I ask for? It was time to make that flag cake, the one with the blueberries and strawberries that graced the […]

Self-evident

Self-evident

With original copies of the Declaration of Independence & Bill of Rights on display at the New York Public Library, I knew I had to seize the rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of America’s most important historical documents on display together for the first […]

Dad Day Blondies (Better Late Than Never)

Dad Day Blondies (Better Late Than Never)

Happy Father’s Day! Here I am with my Dad. Kid #4, I was Daddy’s little girl for sure. I was a blond baby but grew into a brunette. My toddler hair status was categorized as “dirty blond.” This term, I remember because it seemed silly. […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s time to bake a cake for mom day! Here is my beautiful Mom holding a pint-sized me next to my sis. And here I am photobombing a very proper picture of my brothers and sister in their Easter best. This became a bit of a […]

I’m Eating A LOT of Chocolate

I’m Eating A LOT of Chocolate

Vegan Valentine surprises from The Electrician. Brownie dough-filled beckoning cat. I repeat, brownie-dough filled. Box 1. Divine Treasures from Connecticut. More here. Hand-picked treats. Hettie the Hedgehog, filled with coconut and almonds. Box 2, the “back-up” These are amazing. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Boom! It’s the holiday season again! Time for photo collage prints of little ones. Traffic by the shopping hubs. Jewelry commercials. An inbox full of pending deliveries. The songs. The movies. The build-up… and then a new year. I’m slowly getting into it. Frankenstein and I […]

The Best Kind of Cake is a Birthday Cake

The Best Kind of Cake is a Birthday Cake

I love vanilla cake. I love vanilla ice cream. I was a vanilla extract huffer when I was a little girl. In fact, vanilla, though slang for basic and boring these days, is, to me, far more exciting than chocolate. Chocolate is too easy. Vanilla’s […]

Patriotic Parfaits & Grilled Nectarine-tempeh ‘bobs

Patriotic Parfaits & Grilled Nectarine-tempeh ‘bobs

Independence Day is all about strawberry/blueberry sweet concoctions! I made my patriotic parfaits mostly from scratch, save for the berries, and delivered them to my family as a sweet summer treat. After all, I can’t very well eat all of them! A cold parfait is […]