• I’ve been busy, busy, busy this month, how about you? As autumn rolls in (love this season!), I’ve been working on some new assignments for Redbook, Marie Claire Australia, The Nest, and Kiwi (I feel like I’m forgetting something, but my brain is fried), along with my regular work

  • I write about health for a living (come on over and read my Glamour.com health and fitness blog!), so it may come as a surprise that I (secretly) have a mega crush on donuts. No, I don’t indulge often, but when I crave a donut, well, I crave a donut. So when I read a tweet from Kathleen at Boo

  • I know–how boring am I!? Blogging about bran muffins? Alright, here’s the thing: I like bran muffins. And when I started this little personal blog a while back, I decided to think of it as a scrapbook–an online scrapbook–of all my favorite things, recipes, thoughts, memories,

  • I made these delicious scones over the weekend and wanted to share the recipe here. They were so good! And if you love dried apricots (or have a bunch in your pantry like I did), even better. They were so light and easy to make, and were perfect with a cup of tea. I felt so proper and British.

  • What happens when you forget to serve cranberry sauce with Chrismtas dinner (in my case, after making a big batch of delicious homemade cranberry sauce, I forgot to serve it!)? You make cranberry sauce muffins. I created this recipe today and have to say, it’s pretty darn good! Light, tangy, s

  • I’m a little bit cuckoo for these persimmon muffins I whipped up recently. They are insanely good–so good that my husband (who doesn’t even like muffins) said, “wow, these are good!” If you twist my arm, I’ll post the recipe. I’m feeling lazy at the momento.

  • I have been drooling over this recipe for apple gingerbread cake over at Smitten Kitchen. So, I decided to give it a whirl myself. The result was heavenly. But I made a few little tweaks …

  • Last week I finished a major recipe development and testing project for Glamour. I feel a little like I’ve made it to the top of a huge (and very tasty) mountain. I have been so busy this past month that I’ve neglected this blog, so to catch up, I’m going to be posting little bits

  • Happy Halloween! We went out for sushi (random) and came home and passed out little packs of organic gummi bears to the trick-or-treaters (no, I did not consider giving out bags of carrot sticks) while the kids ran around in their costumes (one bumble bee and one turtle) and we munched on these pump

  • Tonight I was feeling lazy. Not order-takeout-lazy, but, yes, too-lazy-to-make-a-big-dinner lazy. OK, enough with the laziness. But if you really want to break this down: I wasn’t in the mood to make meat. (I’ll write about my husband’s carnivorous ways in another post.) After last

  • I woke up with a wretched cold today, which, after my healthy-eating and hand-washing regimen, makes me feel sort of like a … failure. Ah, well. We all get sick. I couldn’t let the cold get me down because I had a lot of work to do over the weekend. Writing, yes, and a big (and top secre

  • We made these tasty (and quasi-healthy!) cookies today. Loved them! I’m too tired (big yawn!) to post the recipe, but you can find it on my Glamour.com blog, here. Only one thing: I added cinnamon, used wheat germ instead of flax (didn’t have any) and grated the apples. Oh, I added choco

  • I must confess, the entire time I was making this lovely little stuffed spinach pizza pie, I was singing that song by Dean Martin to myself–you know, the one where he’s crooning “when the moon meets your eye,”–or is it “the sky?”–“like a big pizz

  • This afternoon, I grated up the last of the zucchinis from my in-laws’ Pendleton vegetable garden and made this tasty treat. The house smelled so lovely and delicious while it was baking and the best part was watching my husband and 2 year old, Carson, devour it. There’s still a slice or

  • I raided a neighbor’s Italian plum tree (we have one in our backyard, but it gave us exactly 9 plums this year–boo), with permission of course, and came home with a bowl of the most beautiful and luscious little plums ever. What to do with them? Jam!

  • On a sunny afternoon walk with the boys today, we stopped to check out my friend Annette’s garden (remember her–the one who turned her entire front yard into a city farm and introduced me to the amazingness that is French sorrel?). Carson, my 2 year old went wild for her three big orange

  • My new obsession is this simple number I made up the other night: Broccoli-Buttermilk Soup. It made a perfect dinner with crusty bread on the side, and an even more delicious lunch the next day. The recipe…

  • Do you remember that episode of Gray’s Anatomy when Izzie’s terminally ill boyfriend dies, which sends her into a craze where she bakes muffins all day every day for about a week in order to cope? OK, I’m not quite there, but I’ve been baking a lot–brownies, cookies, zu

  • I found this gorgeous strawberry-basil drink over at A Day That Is Dessert, a beautiful blog by Lecia Phinney. Here’s the recipe, which is by Kathey Casey, who I happen to think is great. Enjoy! [Photo: Lecia Phinney]