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Boston Food Blogger Julie and Julia Meet-Up

July 20, 2009
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I feel like I’ve been waiting for this movie to open forever at this point. I just loved reading My Life in France as well as Julie Powell’s thoroughly enjoyable Julie and Julia novel and I simply can’t wait until I have the opportunity to see Meryl Streep and Amy Adams bring both women to […]

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An ErinCooks Contest: Win a Copy of Too Many Cooks

June 2, 2009
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I hope yesterday’s review and the accompanying Sublime Coconut Cake have convinced you of the must-have status of this book. Are you ready to test your luck at potentially winning a copy of  Emily Franklin’s newest title Too Many Cooks: Kitchen Adventures with 1 Mom, 4 Kids, and 102 Recipes? If so, all you have […]

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Too Many Cooks and Sublime Coconut Cake

June 1, 2009
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Last week we had terrible weather in Boston. It was dark, dreary, and downright depressing. Not even the alliteration in those words could bring a smile to my face. So I finally gave in to the cozy temptation of my soft red couch and curled up with a copy of Emily Franklin’s new book Too […]

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I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti (and Hot Pink Cake)

May 20, 2009
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I first read about I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti while browsing through an article online in The New York Times Home & Garden section about the author Giulia Melucci. The description of her recently released book full of recipes and dating mishaps sounded like a dream come true for my chick lit and […]

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Ruth Reichl With Her Eyes Closed

May 13, 2009
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Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to attend a reading at the Brattle Theatre by Ruth Reichl for her new memoir Not Becoming My Mother: and Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way. It was wonderful. Ruth is so engaging to listen to and I enjoyed myself very much. While there I also had […]

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Dear Julia

September 29, 2008

Elaine Hamilton is a wallflower. She’s shy, awkward, and desperately doesn’t want to go to her mother’s alma matar Dartmouth. What she does want is to quietly perfect every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, attend Smith College, and eventually study at the Cordon Bleu in Paris — just like her hero Julia […]

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Belle in the Big Apple

August 23, 2008

Belle in the Big Apple is a light tale of an ambitious southern twenty-something with perfectly coiffed blonde hair and the triple threat of charm, money, and a granddaddy with connections. Belle is a big fish in a small pond literally covering crayfish festivals for her family owned newspaper when she decides that she’ll never […]

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Margarita Mama: Mocktails for Moms-To-Be

August 3, 2008

I admit it, one of the first things I said to my good friend Meghan when she told me she was going to have a baby (after CONGRATULATIONS, of course) was something along the lines of, “Oh my God! You can’t have a glass of wine with dinner for 9 months!” Obviously my biological clock […]

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