Audacious Celebrity Stalking, Free Cookbooks, and Truffles

One night when I was sixteen, I watched Marvin Hamlisch (composer of A Chorus Line, etc.) on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  The previous guest was Adrienne Barbeau, the buxom actress who played Bea Arthur’s daughter on the sitcom Maude. I was appalled as I witnessed Hamlisch, seated on the couch beside her, stammer and fidget (eyes flitting […]

Passover 2010: A Recipe Roundup

[Cookbook Giveaway Alert!  Check out Sally’s gluten-free adaptation of my Butterscotch Blondies recipe, AND enter to win a free copy of Sweet Freedom!  Just go to Sally’s blog for the details.  You have until April 2nd to enter!] I was thrilled that the HH and I were invited to two seders this year (sorry, Girls).  […]

Love Bites* for Valentine’s Day

Looking for other candida-diet friendly dessert recipes? You might like my ebook, Desserts without Compromise! Check it out for more great anti-candida treats. * that’s “bites” in the sense of, “little tidbits that can be eaten in one mouthful,” rather than the sense of, “really sucks” (as in, “reality bites”) or even “little nibbles on […]

Gastronomic Gift: Hazelnut Melting Moments, Times Two

Whew!  Well, it took me a little longer to get to this post than anticipated.  But I’m happy to report that my stack of exams has all been marked, the final grades submitted, and all that remains of this semester are a few meetings next week.  And then: par-tay! Come to think of it, I already hosted my […]

A Matcha Made in Heaven*: Chocolate and Green Tea Truffles for Everyone (and More!)

* Sorry, couldn’t resist.  Please feel free to groan. [A cuppa matcha, pure and straightforward. . . a warm, comforting, health-boosting sip to enjoy daily!]    You know, sometimes I actually forget it’s the 21st Century. After all, I’ve spent more of my life before 2000 than since. Yet there’s no doubt that we’ve already lost […]

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Pudding

Although I consider myself a late bloomer in most areas of my life, there’s one event I experienced long before anyone else in my circle of family and friends:  the mid-life crisis.  In fact, I got mine over with in my early 20s. I can remember many hours of  beer-addled conversation with my beloved mentor in […]

Flash in the Pan: Inter-Faith Holiday Pudding!

[Sometimes, you just want to eat something now.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so easy to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] I had […]

Do Try This At Home: Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Warm Caramel Sauce

A few of you asked for the Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe about which I posted yesterday. Since I wasn’t entirely thrilled with the pumpkin bread on its own, and I was most assuredly dissatisfied with the sweetened condensed milk (the base for the caramel sauce) on its own, I hadn’t intended to post the recipe. […]

Gastronomic Gifts I: Fudge Two Ways

[There’s just nothing like a homemade gift for the holidays.  This year, with the purse strings a little tighter than usual, I’m determined to make at least a few in my kitchen–and thought I’d share my ideas in case you’d like to partake, too.  ] Back in the day (haven’t you always wondered about that expression?  I […]

Such a Tease

I’ve never been what I’d call a “good” flirt.  In high school, I hung out with the nerdy crowd (hard to believe, I know!), so there wasn’t really any opportunity to flirt.  Then, when I was finally old enough to attract the opposite sex in my 20s, it seemed too late to get the hang of […]

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