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Entries from February 2009

Smoked Paprika Mac & Cheese

In case you haven’t noticed, cooking blogs and magazines are comfort food-happy as of late. Spaghetti and meatballs on the cover of Gourmet’s January issue? “Classic comforts we love!” in the February issue of Living, including a ton of cupcake recipes and “hearty winter suppers”? Yep, we want comfort. Stemming from the fact that it […]

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“I’ll Let You Borrow My Four Leaf Clover”…pattern

Well, not only will I let you borrow my four leaf clover pattern, I will let you keep it and make as many as you want! Okay, St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, but additionally, most of us are looking for something in that elusive luck department. Wherefore art thou, luck? (The same place your retirement […]

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The fashion industry is one that I am both in awe of and suspect of at the same time, but living in New York means it’s practically impossible not to, at the very least, be curious about it. Doesn’t it always feel like it’s Fashion Week here? Now that my fashion designer sister is no […]

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*Literary Greatness* in the Bedroom–Stenciling and Painting Time!

A couple of years ago, I bought an alphabet stencil in cursive-like font with a specific project in mind: to stencil and paint the Raymond Carver quote, “Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read” directly above my bed. I pretty much wake up with this “terrific […]

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Pink Peppermint Heart Marshmallows

Pssst: I hear that these little pink heart marshmallows have a crush on homemade hot chocolate. Pssst: I have a really good hot chocolate recipe. Pssst: bring them together this Valentine’s Day! I just made marshmallows (or “schmish schmells” as we call them in our family) from scratch for the first time and I must […]

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A Valentine for Brooklyn

Although I may have a human Valentine, my heart is a little sad this year to no longer be living in Brooklyn. So, I made a Valentine for Brooklyn, so he knows that my absence in the flesh does not imply an absence in the heart. I made the above card from folding a piece […]

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