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Saturday Night Chocolate Craving: Mocha Brownies with Toasted Pecans and Sea Salt

These quick, easy, & decadent mocha brownies, inspired by a Smitten Kitchen recipe, will be on the table in under an hour to satisfy your chocolate craving.

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How to Roast a Whole Chicken – A Cooking Lesson Delivered by Smartphone

Last week I was racing around the Bay Area on college tours with @techsavvyteen and having a very hard time getting a hot meal on the table every night. So I assumed you were too and put together a post with five quick and easy weeknight recipes. Well, little did you know that very same […]

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Wordless Wednesday (almost) – My Daughter Bakes Her First Cake!

After requesting and receiving two baking cookbooks for her 14th birthday, my daughter immediately dove in and made a Banana Caramel Cake from the Martha Stewart Baking Handbook. Here’s the final result (photo by her brother @techsavvyteen) and below that, a pictorial of the process: Click on any image below to see a revolving gallery […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Happy Birthday, Happy Blogaversary!

In our house, December through February is really just one long celebration – commencing with Hannukah, moving on to Christmas, quickly followed up by @techsavvyteen’s birthday, and then crescendoing into my daughter’s birthday and Valentine’s Day. And since I started my blog in February of 2010, we can’t forget my blogaversary, now can we. Well, […]

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Get your Kids in the Kitchen!

Looking back on our two-week holiday break from the normal routine of school, driving, homework, driving, activities, driving and did I mention driving?, I realize my favorite moments of the holiday season revolved around eating or cooking with friends and family (big surprise, right!). But most impressive of all is what my kids and their […]

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