Holidays / Entertaining

Tropical Toffee

December 14, 2012

Note: This toffee recipe recreation was originally published on Eat Boutique. If there’s one thing I’ve gleaned from paging through Liz Gutman and Jen King’s high calorie cookbook it’s that candy making is supposed to be fun. Bright colors, smiley faces and quirky images abound in The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook. My favorite image, a little […]

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Pistachio-Cranberry Christmas Cookies

December 10, 2012

These are actually my new go-to Christmas cookies. I’ve lost count of how many batches I’ve made. Last year I got obsessed baking everything under the sun with pistachios including this insanely good Pistachio Brittle. Then I found a recipe for pretty green Pistachio Cookies. Super cute, right? Also, insanely delicious. However, the recipe I […]

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Let the Christmas Pinning Obsession Begin!

November 26, 2012
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Is everyone still pinning obsessed? I know I’m not quite as addicted to Pinterest as I used to be but that doesn’t mean that I still don’t check in almost daily. That’s especially true as major holidays and events begin to loom on the horizon. A good example of this new habit occurred recently was when I found […]

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An Early Start to Christmas

November 25, 2012
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We successfully ate our way through Thanksgiving weekend although the way I feel tonight does not bode well for the dictionary definition of “successful” — to be more accurate I suppose you would probably need to say that we are stuffed to the gills and ready to be sold at auction to a portly couple sporting aprons and […]

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Turkey Pumpkin Chili

November 18, 2012
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When I posted a round-up of the recipes I actually make on a fairly frequent basis I totally forgot to include this chili. I’m not really the type of person who thinks you can only eat pumpkin between the months of October through January so I’ve been known to whip up a batch of this […]

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Smalls and Mr. Big Together at Last

November 3, 2012
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I have to admit it feels very odd posting random pictures and just chatting away here these last few days. Usually my posts are planned out and the food is styled and the recipe is painstakingly typed and I drag 500 or so words out of my head that frankly usually bore me so I’m certain they […]

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I Created a Cocktail Hour Playlist For You

November 1, 2012
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Are you good at making mix tapes? If so let’s chat because I’m so tragically not. I never fully understood or put into practice all of the so-called fundamentals necessary for arranging (with High Fidelity level fanaticism) music into painstaking order with proper beats per minute perfectly balanced with obscure tracks and tongue in cheek […]

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An Urban Picnic

August 30, 2012
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Note: This picnic was originally published on Eat Boutique. I will also point out that I’ve also moved back to Massachusetts as of August 2012 so I’m happy to report that I’ve been enjoying the last remaining vestiges of a “proper” summer. In San Francisco summer as we know it back east is an elusive animal so […]

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