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Make Me Latkes, I Send You Cookies

Wooohoooo!!! I did it! I actually shot, edited and uploaded an entire food video blog. Woot. If you’re looking for a quick cookie recipe to get you through the holidays, just watch the video, click the link at the bottom to access the recipe, and swing by the grocer on the way home from work or to your family. It takes just a few minutes to throw the cookies together and they bake in less than 15 minutes.

Thanks for taking the time out to watch this! Continue reading


A Kiss at Midnight.

This post was originally published on December 29, 2006

Times Square, Christmas Eve, 2006

Times Square, Christmas Eve, 2006

New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday (along with the 4th of July). It has nothing to do with resolutions, fresh starts or any of that. I’ve never seen the point in waiting until January 1st to change something or start something new. Not to be sappy, but every day’s a clean slate. Why wait? Continue reading

The Holiday Table (Recipes and Photos)

It’s 7:30 on Christmas Eve. Grandma and I have already made the Christmas cookies. She watched over me earlier in the week as I lightly rolled the date balls, still warm from the oven, in a thin layer of confectioner’s sugar on the counter top.

The almond crescent cookies took me a few Christmases to master, but on this particular year I had gotten the hang of shaping them without handling them too much. If you heat the dough up with your fingers too often, the dough hardens and the cookies become both hard and brittle. Continue reading