The Art of (Thanksgiving) Plating

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Days of organizing (and agonizing), hours of cooking and then Thanksgiving lands in a pile on your plate. Splat. I’m sorry, am I being mean?   It just seems like even with the best intentions, Thanksgiving can devolve into a mess pretty quickly. Too many personalities, too much politicking (…this year has been a doozy), […]

Cooking with Dad… Again!

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This is what every brunch should look like- bacon, baby love, big smiles all around.  Can we cook with Food Network every weekend?! We loved every minute (okay, almost every minute except when the AC went on the fritz and baby chucked a fistful of cherry tomatoes at my head…) of cooking and sharing our […]

Back-to-School Dinner (and Lunch!)

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There’s nothing our 2nd grader likes more than pasta… and bacon… and a reach n’ creamy tomato sauce that she can sop up with a hunk of her daddy’s homemade focaccia. Without realizing it, Parker has fallen in love with the Roman trattoria classic, bucatini all’amaticiana. When I lived in Rome in my 20’s, I […]

Mexico

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As you can see, it took the kiddos .05 seconds to settle into their new Mexican routine… Enjoying plates of juicy, ripe mango and farm-fresh eggs while watching a late sunrise in the hammock… Swimming, shell-collecting, mid-morning naps and then a decent amount of whining about living in New York City and not Sayulita, Mexico… […]