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A birthday cake for MLK

A birthday cake for MLK

I’ve been inspired anew by Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work today. I originally planned to make this cake as a birthday cake for a good friend, which I will still do, but this was an ideal opportunity to test three particular flavor combinations….

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Squash Rolls in the Sun

Squash Rolls in the Sun

This week wrung me out to dry. First, I dressed to impress for my first experience as local TV co-host (2 makeup artists, 3 cameras, and 12 guests later, I decided I LOVE being a TV host but need better clothes). Second, I lived through what will…

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Pumpkin Eggnog Ice Cream and Cashew Nut Cookies

Pumpkin Eggnog Ice Cream and Cashew Nut Cookies

Today is my third year wedding anniversary! To celebrate, we’re hosting a small dinner party this Saturday night. We invited a few happily married couple friends. I’m hoping they’ll bring their best wedding stories – the surprising, funny, and all–out “you won’t believe what my…

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Carrot Truffles

Carrot Truffles

My husband and I went to Crete for our honeymoon. We rented a car and scoured the whole damn island for pleasure, many times in the form of food. That was a few years ago now. So, as you can imagine, I was PUMPED when…

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All My Kitchens: Essay #1

All My Kitchens: Essay #1

I’ve had a fair number of kitchens in my life. And in each of them, something happened. Something worth words. Here goes: “All My Kitchens: Essay 1” The first kitchen I can remember was decorated in late 1970s decor. Browns and oranges and yellows. Dark…

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After the Gay Parade, Tea Cakes

After the Gay Parade, Tea Cakes

I went to the Pride Parade in New York City today. We staked out a spot on 5th Avenue at 13th Street. Little did I know – it being my first Pride parade in NYC – that the real action is on the corner of…

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Dads Like Cake Too. Whisky Cake, that is.

Dads Like Cake Too. Whisky Cake, that is.

If your dad is like mine, he doesn’t want anything for Father’s Day. Or, if he does, it’s some gadget. A gadget doesn’t feel special or heartfelt, I think to myself. I want to give him a gift that he’ll really enjoy. Enter: Whisky Wonder…

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Cake for the Single-No-More

Cake for the Single-No-More

I love when my cakes are associated with love. And sex. Sustainable sex, that is. Bachelorette parties mark time. “Now I’m single, now I’m not.” Now I’ll make love as I please, when I please. Thank you very much. This past week, I made my…

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Babies like Rhubarb Too

Babies like Rhubarb Too

I recently made a Rhubarb Ribbons cake for a Thursday morning baby shower. It was a lovely gathering on a shady block in one of my favorite Brooklyn neighborhoods. Despite the humidity, the rhubarb ribbons held their shape. Vicky, the soon-to-be mother of three was…

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Kisses

Kisses

After a scoop of ice cream at Teodora in Midtown, I slipped away to the powder room and found this.  

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