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Celebrate Birthdays with Cake and Netflix

It’s birthday month, which means there’s lots to celebrate… and there’s plenty of cake to eat. Whose birthday? Well, mine for starters…but also almost everyone else’s. (September is apparently the most popular month for all birthdays. Nine of the top 10 days to give birth fall between Sept. 9 and Sept. 20.) Our pals at […]

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Classic Deli-Style Black and White Cookies

Feeling nostalgic? Us too. On a rainy late-winter day, there’s nothing like the comfort of baking cookies…cookies that you’ve known since you were a kid. These classic oversized black and white cookies – found in just about every New York deli – fit the bill with a light, cakey body and creamy frosting on top. […]

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Green Frosting

OK, I’ve already pushed the limits on what is acceptable in terms of green food for the month, what with the Greens, Eggs, and Ham and the Green (Rainbow Chard) Cake. But now I’ve totally gone off the rails with this Green Frosting (click for recipe), made with spinach. Yes, I’ve officially become that mom. […]

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The Eating of the Green

Whenever I hear that song, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” I think of my beloved Irish grandmother, whose eyes always had such a mischievous sparkle even when she had a stern look on her face. Sigh…But I digress. St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near, and the food in our house is getting greener and greener. […]

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St. Patrick’s Day WITHOUT Food Coloring

You already know how we feel about cake (yum!) and about artificial food colorings (boo!), and about how we made it through Valentine’s Day and Halloween without food coloring. So you can imagine how we feel as St. Patrick’s Day draws closer and we are seeing neon-green cupcakes and frosted cookies everywhere we go. People, […]

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Six-Year-Old’s Shopping List

In our ever-evolving efforts to get our picky six-year-old to expand his palate, we asked him to be chef for a night. This morning his job was to plan a menu and make a shopping list. Here’s what we have so far. Admittedly, this experiment is not off to a blazing start. We’ll come back […]

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