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Happy Birthday, Mom! (With a Recipe for Dark Chocolate Layer Cake with Mocha Frosting, Plus Cake Frosting Tips)
My mom’s birthday was on Inauguration Day. Between the blizzard and my family’s busy schedules, the Official Celebration will finally happen later today. While we kids would’ve been perfectly happy to take Mom out—and I offered to host the party here, too—my mother’s ideal birthday involves having her entire family come to her home, where […]
My first-ever order from Penzeys. I’m aquiver with excitement. There were so many items I was tempted to buy, but I restrained myself for my inaugural purchase. Just think of all the lovely, mysterious, deeply-flavored things I can make with this haul. Must. Stop. Drooling. OK. Gotta go make something…
I brought home a pile of freelance work to do today, and it took longer than I expected to finish it. When I finally turned off my marketing brain it was nearly 8:00, and aside from taking out some ground turkey breast to defrost this morning, I’d given no thought to dinner. Our car’s been […]
4:30 this morning, I wake to find S sitting on the edge of the bed, facing away from me. -Is everything OK? -His stomach hurts, he says. I murmur something vaguely comforting and roll over, hoping to fall back asleep. -No, it really hurts. Really. We turn on lights. He paces in his Purchase t-shirt […]
If I ever have a baby, and I hope I will soon, somebody please buy this for him/her! (In case you can’t read it, it says “Aspiring Foodie” on the front.) Florence Fabricant wrote about it in the Times today, and I smiled just looking at it.