Five Fast & Easy Ways to Gift Wrap a Jar

Posted July 7, 2016

There were a bunch of lessons that came to light during my cookbook tour last fall. Perhaps the most delightful thing was discovering you want to gift food beyond the traditional holidays. I do it every single day of the year, too, so duh…

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Six Homemade Pantry Gifts to Show How Much You Care

Posted May 30, 2016

Maybe it’s the turn of seasons in the air because multiple life changes occurred among my trusty troupe of friends in just a few weeks: the newly-minted grandmother; the very-soon-to-be mother; first-time homeowners; and the recently engaged, graduated, or hired.…

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Kraft Paper for Entertaining

Posted December 4, 2012

Potlucks are the best. The stress factor is low, almost zilch. And the food is varied, there’s almost always something to please everyone. The hardest part of any potluck, especially a big one at the holidays, is explaining who made…

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Paper Cutout Oven: A Gift from Lucy Engelman

Posted August 5, 2012

There is something so comforting about the sensory experience of cooking. The rich smells are like a warm hug that draws you in and says, “let’s stay here awhile and just relax.” It’s an honest moment that can be shared…

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