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five friday favorites: homemade edible gifts for the holidays and a recipe for dark chocolate hazelnut bark with dates and sea salt
Holiday gift list.  Those three words can make me more stressed out than hearing "OMG!  You borrowed my shirt again without asking!"  I honestly do not love trudging around shopping malls, looking for parking and standing on looooong lines at...

five friday favorites: edible gifts to buy 12.12.14
'Tis the season and I have been frantically trying to find the perfect gifts for all my loved ones.  You still have a little less than one week before the first night of Hanukkah and two weeks-ish before Christmas, but...

five friday favorites for entertaining 12.05.14
Happy Holidays, friends!  I had to take a little blogging break in order to prepare for (and recover from) my 36-person Thanksgiving last week!  Hope yours was as special and fun as mine was. I have a few new Friday Favorites...

planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 1 week to go!
This post has been edited from the original which was published on November 17, 2011. Wow, the last three weeks have gone by so quickly!  I am so excited to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We have a super fun crew joining us...

planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 2 weeks and counting!
This post was originally published on November 10, 2011. Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away!  Is the exclamation point there to emphasize panic or joy?  I'm excited!  I've been teaching quite a few Thanksgiving-themed classes as of late and I'm feeling...

five friday favorites for making a turkey 11.7.14
I am in full Thanksgiving mode, cooking friends!  This is the time I check all my equipment so I don't have to fight the crowds in Williams-Sonoma the night before Thanksgiving because I can't find my meat thermometer.  Today I'm...

planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 3 weeks and counting!
This post has been edited from the one originally published on Thursday, November 3, 2011. If you followed the advice in my post last Thursday, perhaps you now have...

five friday favorites 10.31.14
Happy Halloween!  Remember what I always say about today being the day that sets off our sugar binges for the next few months!  Be mindful.  I have some new favorites I'd like to share with you today.  Enjoy!   oster dura ceramic...

planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 4 weeks and counting!
This post has been edited from the original, which was published on October 27, 2011.   I adore Thanksgiving.  I love the traditions, the food, the Macy’s parade on television while I am making my pies, the football games.   I...

five friday favorites 10.24.14
TGIF, friends!  Here's a few of my favorites this week, running the gamut from food to beauty care to kitchen aids and a fun little basket my husband gave me!     Glasslock Containers Little by little, piece-by-piece, my kitchen is slowly becoming...