From the category archives:


what do you like in your blondies?

October 19, 2010

So I had this debate with the boy a few weeks ago. I always have put chocolate chips in my blondies even if it might be in addition to toffee or nuts. He said that blondies don’t have chocolate in them because it doesn’t make them blondies anymore. What do you think? After making toffee, [...]

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celebrate sweetness with toffee

October 16, 2010

We had National Dessert Day on Thursday, but did you know that today is the Sweetest Day? One, I don’t really need a reason to have dessert or sweets, but they do make it fun and two, considering the name of this blog, I thought it to be appropriate What better way to celebrate, but [...]

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fig, apple, walnut breakfast cake

October 6, 2010

Not only have the temperatures showed me that fall is here, but in the market, apples, pears and figs have replaced the rows of berries. I’ve had many ideas about how I can incorporate these fruits into a baked good, but unfortunately, I didn’t move much of my baking equipment when I moved up to [...]

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vanilla? really?

July 6, 2010

It might be obvious, but I’m not a person who reaches for vanilla flavored things. I do like vanilla cake (with chocolate frosting), shortbread cookies (dipped in chocolate) and pound cake (in my mom 7-layer chocolate frosted recipe). But as you can see there’s a common partner with that vanilla… A good vanilla flavor is hard [...]

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shades of blue

June 22, 2010

Summer has always meant fresh, home-grown food and probably my reason for loving farmer’s markets so much. Every summer growing up, I would go up to my grandparents house in Cape Cod and watch my grandfather tend to his vegetable garden like Mr. McGregor. Except for the walkways and the deck, there wasn’t grass, but [...]

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my nest egg

June 18, 2010

I love brunch! Going out to different restaurants, trying new dishes and meeting up with friends… I just love the whole experience. When I lived in NYC, I even had  ”brunch buddy” and we’d go out every Sunday when our schedule’s allowed. He spoiled me too because usually I got to choose where we went [...]

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