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I’m going to New York City!

Pretty sure it’s my favorite place in the world. The only problem is that there are so many great restaurants, shops, and sights in NYC, it’s hard to choose what not to do! I’m not getting very far, in terms of mapping out an itinerary. Restaurants, shops, museums… And, I have to visit the home […]

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes. Your guests’ tastebuds will think they’ve died and gone to a tropical paradise. You don’t have to tell anyone that such a beautiful and delicious breakfast is actually healthy! What they don’t know won’t hurt them. Their fatness rivals the Blueberry Pie Pancakes. And I didn’t try to shape the top one […]

Do you eat too much?

Or maybe you don’t eat at the “right” times? Just like the idea that different people don’t need to like the same food, different people also don’t need to eat the same amount of food. Looking to others as a way of determining how much to eat is a very, very dangerous idea. No two people […]

My “go-to” chocolate cupcake recipe

This is a chocolate-covered blog Yet, up until a few weeks ago, it included neither a recipe for chocolate brownies nor one for chocolate cupcakes. Some chocolate blog! Last month, I took on the brownies: Ultimate Fudge Brownies. (Side note: I wish I’d created those brownies a long time ago! They’re so fudgey and chocolatey […]

Pineapple Floats

With Coconut Ice Cream. I’m practicing for when I move to Hawaii. My friends used to love hanging out at my house when we were younger, probably because my mom was the best hostess. She’d always be prepared for guests with freshly-baked cookies, brownies, or even English muffin pizzas. Come summertime, one of her favorite treats to […]

Never Ending Oatmeal Bowl

When I first tried chia seeds (in the form of chia pudding), I wasn’t a fan. I wanted to like them: they’re so good for you. But eating something just because it’s good for you? Ridiculous! You don’t have to suffer for health. If you aren’t big on a certain food, there are plenty of […]

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

It is so hot here! Can someone please invent the Ice Cream Diet? Where you eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? A few of you told me there already is an ice cream diet. Why am I surprised? After all, there’s a grapefruit diet, a cabbage soup diet, even a No White Foods […]

Buttery Berry Crumble Bars

Yummy. Sweet. Crumbly and Buttery. By the way, did you know that a synonym for buttery is butyraceous? I learned quite a few new words today, thanks to pinguedinous, pomadig, sebaceous, cereous, lardacious… Pretty sure I’ll never need to use that last one! Purple-licious! I initially thought to use mixed berries in my bars so […]

Blondies and Bars

Baby, you’re a firework Over the years, the task of “dessert-maker” for our annual neighborhood 4th-of-July party has somehow fallen to me. I think it all started when I was still in high school and brought a vegan coconut cream pie recipe I’d adapted from one of my very-first vegan cookbooks: How it all Vegan. […]

Patriotic Cookie Dough Balls

Cookie Dough Balls coming atcha! Full speed ahead. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Chefs in Training Last Friday, I once again babysat for the two little girls I mentioned a few posts back. I love babysitting for them, and I never thought I’d say that because babysitting has never been my favorite thing. But these girls are just so much fun. […]