Grilled Chicken and Portobello Wraps with Garlic Mayo

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Grilled Chicken and Portobello Wraps with Garlic Mayo are a healthy supper that's easy to make and delicious to eat! So you might have guessed, based on the (in)frequency of posts lately that I've been crazy busy. Nothing new for me, you say? Well sadly, I've found myself the kind of busy where I am cooking less frequently than usual. And that means...eating or ordering out. Not the best option when you're dieting, but one of the more diet friendly options you can usually find is a grilled chicken wrap. Problem is, no matter how healthy they say it is, you just know there's gonna be hidden calories all over the place, right? Second problem, it's painful to pay a restaurant to … [Read more...]

DIY Cookie Jars with Sharpies

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DIY Cookie Jars are so easy and make a great gift! Read on for instructions! This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesSharpie http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. Today's post is a little different than usual. I'm not sharing a recipe for food, but rather, I am sharing a fun way to make something to store your food in! This may not come as a surprise to those of you who've seen my creative side in other aspects, but I love crafts! I don't usually have time for crafting (after baking, photographing, blogging, etc), but when the folks at Sharpies asked me to share a fun Sharpies related … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sugar Cookies and a Second Blogiversary! {Giveaway!}

Chocolate Sugar Cookies for a blog birthday!

Honestly, I never thought today would come. Not the date, that's a given. Not Wednesday, that's just...Monday III. No, when I say that I never expected today to come, I mean this post. Right now. Right here. Me, celebrating the second anniversary of the date that I pressed "publish" on my first ever post. Last year, on my first blogiversary, I talked about how much I deliberated before I started my blog. And I discussed how utterly amazed I was when people started to come, to read, and to cook. And over the last 12 months, my amazement has grown, just like the blog. It's amazing how many of you come visit my tiny little corner of the internet. I'm awed and flattered to be a part of so … [Read more...]

Personalized Letter Cookies and a Review and Giveaway of Decorating Cookies

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Giveaway Closed! I am totally excited about the book I am reviewing (and giving away!) today! I usually review ordinary cookbooks, but today I am reviewing something kind of different. Because of that, I am not going to do my regular set of cookbook review questions, but let me tell you about this fabulous book. I still remember the first time I discovered Bridget Edward's blog. My jaw dropped open further and further as I clicked for another page, and another. The woman is insanely talented, and has the most fabulous cookie decorating ideas! When I heard she was coming out with a book, I knew I had to get my hands on it. And this book didn't disappoint. Decorating Cookies starts out with … [Read more...]

Primary Colored Dessert Table for Charity Event

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On Saturday night, my amazing sister-in-law hosted a charity party for an amazing organization called Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society, or RCCS. They are an incredible organization that provides an array of services for families in my community that are dealing with cancer, including financial support, emotional support, insurance subsidies and advocacy, tuition grants, and a lot more. For those who don't know, they are currently holding a huge fundraising Chinese Auction, with local showings hosted by women in the community. My sister-in-law is awesome that way, so she hosted a showing of the auction in her neighborhood. Naturally, I stepped in to bake. I figured I would show y'all what I made, … [Read more...]

Photography Friday: Introduction

Ever since the first time I gave someone camera advice over twitter, I've noticed a vast interest from friends all over the blogging world (and beyond!)in learning more about cameras, photography, and everything connected to it. As many of you know, I sell electronics for a living. While I work with all kinds of electronics, cameras are a huge part of what I sell and what my company is known for. When I started working at my current job, I knew little to nothing about photography. At that time, I thought I had a good camera because it was small and sleek and had a nifty touch screen. Obviously, over the last couple of years, I've learned some things on the job, and now I know better. I … [Read more...]

Homemade Cherry Pie and a Lattice Crust Tutorial

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When I was growing up, there was a store my family frequented that had an amazing bakery section. They baked everything fresh on premises, and it was all super delicious. My parents still shop there often, and they never leave the store without a loaf or two of their amazing homemade bread, or maybe a couple of bagels. There's one treat we often used to buy from this bakery that stood out in my mind above all else. Their cherry pie never looked very elegant. It was wrapped in saran wrap that often stuck to the top a bit, and the "lattice" crust was made from a cutter, not an actual lattice. But nobody could care about that, because it was just so delicious. We didn't get this pie often, and … [Read more...]

Graduation Cookies {How To}

Graduation Cookies

My baby sister (she'll kill me for writing that...hehehe) is graduating high school next week. Here's the thing: her graduation is in Denver, and I am in New York. I figured if I can't attend in person, I would celebrate with her in the way I know best. Yeah, that's right. Cookies. Decorated cookies, to be precise. These were super fun to make, and a lot less stressful than the last time I made royal icing cookies. That may or may not have to do with the fact that I made 15 cookies, instead of 120. Hmm. Here's what I did. Inspired by these cookies. Let's start with the diploma. You'll need: Baked sugar cookies, cut out with a diploma shaped cookie cutter (available from Wilton) Royal … [Read more...]

Engagement Cookies {How-To}

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Thank you to all the awesome people who have commented, emailed, tweeted and otherwise complimented me on the treats I made for my sister's engagement party. I put so many countless hours of work, about 20 pounds of flour, bags and bags of sugar of all varieties, and finally pulled it all off. I just showed you folks the various goodies I made for the party, but I saved the best for the last. The center of the middle table had these: From a glance, they might simply look like wooden branches in really cool vases. But look close and you can see there are delicious little flowers sprouting from the branches. You know how they saw money doesn't grow on trees? Well here's something super … [Read more...]