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Blueberry Lemon Tres Leches Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue Frosting

May 9, 2012
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This is why I will never be hired by tabloid news show TMZ:   Believe it or not, that is a photo of reigning pop queen Rihanna.  She was staying at my hotel during a recent trip to New York, and she was on her way out to what was likely a super-glamorous star-studded affair. .. read more →

Breakfast at Elvis’s: Whole Grain Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes

April 22, 2012
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During the IACP convention, which I attended in New York last month, there was an event called the Culinary Expo and Book Festival.  The book festival was an opportunity for authors with published books (like my roommate Camilla) to set up a table, promote their latest masterpieces, and hopefully sell a few copies in the.. read more →

Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyere Tart

April 5, 2012
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Hungry?  If not, you will be after reading this post. Last week, as part of my trip to New York for the IACP Conference, I had the opportunity to take a tour entitled “Greenwich Village and Beyond: Exploring Italian Food.” If there’s one thing that I know, it’s this:  When you have the chance to.. read more →

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars

March 29, 2012
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I’m always worried that my husband is not going to eat enough whenever he is traveling or at work for what is shaping up to be a really long day.  There’s a little bit of a Jewish/Italian mother in me from that perspective. I’ve mentioned before that Eric is one of those people who can.. read more →

Toasted Coconut and Tangerine Pound Cake

March 21, 2012
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I’d like to take a moment to brag…………about my friends. Somewhere in my 20s, I decided that being proud of my friends’ accomplishments is so much easier, so much more fun, and so much less stressful and exhausting than being jealous of them. And green is just not my color. I mean, sure, I still.. read more →