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4 May, 2014

Tres de Mayo – Ole! [Sangria and Margaritas]

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Last Saturday I had a “tres de mayo” party with some friends who came from out of town.  Of course I love an excuse to cook for a crowd, so I started bookmarking recipes with a “Mexican” theme.   My friend brought the taco dip, and for the rest of the meal, I wanted to
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12 December, 2013

Brie Apricot Puffs

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I first made these little pastries with my sister in her old apartment in the city.  I remember sitting in her tiny apartment in Hell’s Kitchen, around a kitchen table that barely fit the two of us, trying to figure out the best way to wrap little generic brand crescent dough around continually-softening brie. It
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9 December, 2013

Jai’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013

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It’s that time! Christmas shopping …. we all face that annual dilemma of “what-am-I-gonna-get-so-and-so”.  But hopefully we can help spark some ideas. I spent most of my weekend shopping for Christmas decorations because I’m a little obsessed.  My budget-friendly fake tree just isn’t enough, so I needed a mini Cyprus and a wreath to get
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11 November, 2013

More Giada: Mini Pumpkin Cupakes

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Guess who? It’s Giada, again! Except this time she’s in New Jersey! On Wednesday I attended her book signing at Williams Sonoma in Short Hills. That’s meeting my idol TWICE in three weeks! I think I can relax now…my bookshelf is stocked. So keeping with the theme of “what else can I make from my
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3 January, 2013

Meet Rosie

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Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks and I finally have a minute to write, although I’ll make it quick.  I have a few posts planned for next week including some recipes and an after Christmas gift guide! Stay tuned. But first, I have to tell you about my favorite gift this holiday
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