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What To Do With All That Basil

AeroGarden basil: it’s always sunny in my back hallway Too much basil is a problem I usually don’t have until September or October each year. When the weather is turning cold I take all of the basil that’s left in my garden and make a whole lot of pesto. Thanks to my AeroGardens, I’m happily […]

A Simple Sundae For Your Sunday

I used to live near a Ben & Jerry’s, and almost every time I went I’d get the Banana Fudge Royal. I haven’t been to a B&J’s in probably a decade, and I don’t know if the Banana Fudge Royal even exists any more, but last Wednesday I got a powerful craving for one. So […]

Martha Stewart’s Banana Cream Pie Recipe

After talking about it for several days, I finally got around to making Banana Cream Pie. It’s one of my favorite desserts, but I’ve never found a recipe for it that I loved. I decided to try this one from Martha Stewart. As I always do for a first time recipe, I made it exactly […]

Jell-o Pudding Pops Still Exist

OK, so they don’t exist in the grocery store freezer section any more, and haven’t for quite a while. But you can easily make a close copy. I don’t remember exactly when they stopped existing, but I’m guessing it was about 18 years ago. If the internet had been around in any real way back […]

A Tale Of Two Kids (and a great recipe)

My kids could not approach the first day of school more differently if they tried. Fiona has been counting down. Yesterday she grabbed her school supply list and all of the stuff I’d gotten on Amazon (no waiting on a 100-person line at Staples this year!) and got to work organizing and bagging it up. […]

My Six Favorite Ways to Enjoy Strawberry Shortcake

Last weekend I took the kids strawberry picking. I can’t believe we’d never done this before! We used this site to find a great pick-your-own farm. We’re all crazy about strawberries, so we were all enthusiastic. In fact, I had to cut the kids off at six pints. They wanted to pick more, but we’re […]

Easy And Delicious From Homemade With Love

I’ve already written about the lovely launch party I went to last week for my friend Jennifer’s new cookbook Homemade With Love. And the baking lesson I took Fiona to and the wonderful cheese crackers the kids and I made. It was all fun and delicious. But here’s a little confession: as fun as it […]

Baking With My Kids From Homemade With Love

On Saturday I took Fiona to a great event celebrating my good friend Jennifer Perillo’s new cookbook, Homemade With Love. It was hosted by KidzVuz, an amazing video review site for tweens and young teens owned by two other good friends of mine (do I have the most amazing friends, or what?). Fiona and I […]

How To Get A Big Dinner On The Table

I’m not known for getting meals on the table in a timely manner. With a normal dinner – we’re talking one easy main dish, one side – my kids are usually whining about being starving as I yell “Ten more minutes! I swear!” If I say dinner’s at seven, my husband is smart enough at […]

Fiona’s Unicorn Poop Cookies

A while back I found this recipe for Unicorn Poop. What an awesome, twisted mind these came from! I tried it almost immediately, with roll-out cookie dough and nothing sparkly. I tried putting the little candy pearls I had in one, but that just looked weird. Like the unicorn had eaten a bunch of oysters. […]