Archive | May, 2011
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Hello Summer

Well hello, Summer.  We are so happy to have you here. I’m pretty sure I was wearing a winter coat a couple of weeks ago, but when Mother Nature sends sun and temperatures in the 80s you won’t see me complaining No complaining when we make trips to the New Jersey farmstands Not complaining about […]

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Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

I have to tell you, the pictures don’t do this dessert justice.  Whoever has tips for taking pictures of ice cream please send them my way! So lately I haven’t been showing enough love to my two favorite food groups: peanut butter and ice cream What, those aren’t food groups? Could have fooled me! Does […]

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24 Hours

The other day I had 24 hours with my best friend/college roommate, Rachel We brunched, we window-shopped, we walked, we pedicured… it was fabulous And since she was in town from Florida we made a couple of very important stops…. Pinkberry …and forty carats Best friends don’t let best friends go without fro yo. And […]

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Magic Pie - just like magic cookie bars but in a pie form!


Magic: Possessing distinctive qualities that produce unaccountable or baffling effects source The ability for a pie to exist one minute and be gone the next, that seems like magic to me. The ability for a dessert to call your name and whisper sweet words into your ear, I’d call that magic. The ability for a […]

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Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

The Cake

Not only was Saturday Sara’s bridal shower, but it was also just a couple of days after a big birthday for her mom. So, in addition to fun pick-up desserts, I wanted to make a birthday cake. Usually I’d stay safe with a vanilla or chocolate cake for a crowd, but I wanted to make […]

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Double Chocolate Mint Krispie Treats

First of all, a huge thank you for all of your inspiring comments on Sunday’s post!  I was actually a little nervous to hit publish but I’m so glad I did.  I love this community:-) Now, let’s get back to the desserts!  For the shower, I made some of my old favorites and a couple […]

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First came the engagement celebration, then we had the bachelorette party, and yesterday was the bridal shower!  We are just about a month away from Adam’ and Sara’s big day! Yesterday’s shower was a wonderful afternoon with almost 60 people excited to celebrate such a perfect couple. And because I am crazy love them both, […]

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Healthy Banana Corn Muffin Bites

Healthy Muffins and a DSLR

These cute little banana corn muffins are low fat, easy to make,  and the perfect healthy breakfast treat. Earlier this week I had an agenda: 1.  Start experimenting with my NEW camera (!!!) 2.  Bake something healthy enough to eat on a daily basis 3.  Use up the extremely brown bananas on my counter Based […]

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Brownie Cheesecake Insanity

Let’s talk about this dessert. Let’s talk about how many emails my mom and I exchanged regarding the details of this dessert. Ok, let’s not, because it is a little embarrassing.  Let’s just say I started craving cheesecake around 7am every day over the course of a week or so.  No big deal. We can’t […]

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Oreo Mallow Clusters

Oreo Mallow Clusters

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my mom and soon-to-be mom friends! I hope that all of you had a great weekend.  I spent a lot of time in the kitchen but also a lot of time outside.  The sunny and  warm weather makes me so happy.  Yesterday I got to take a long walk […]

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