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Glamorous Green Mixer Giveaway

April 18, 2014
grass green stand mixerTHIS WEEK, because I cherish each and every one of you, and also because I think it will look nice on your kitchen counter, I'm giving away a glamorous green mixer. Who'd like to win this indispensable appliance in a random drawing? Read more »

Easter Recipe Round Up

April 17, 2014
IMG_6494NEED A LITTLE INSPIRATION for Easter morning, afternoon, and evening? Here are links to 18 delicious April-worthy recipes which have graced my own holiday table over the years. Some are gluten-free, and all are guaranteed to please! Read more »

Prudence & The Parlor Paint-Job

April 14, 2014
IMG_0426wbPOOR PRUDENCE. From her gilt-framed perch, she has witnessed a decade's-worth of wear and tear in our parlor. "Attend to the battered baseboards, the soiled ceiling, the woeful window trim and the dinged-up doors, " she commanded last Friday, "Or I shall seek less-squalid quarters elsewhere!" Read more »

Perfect, Easy-to-Peel Hard Cooked Eggs

April 8, 2014
IMG_0355wbTODAY, because Easter is around the corner, I thought we should discuss festive bonnets eggs. And specifically, how to cook them so they are not only a cinch to peel, but a delight to eat. I'm talking hard-cooked perfection, baby. Read more »

The Best Lemon Tart in the World

April 4, 2014
IMG_0180wbI MADE THIS LEMON TART TODAY, and can tell you it looks, tastes and smells like a gorgeous spring day. In other words, it's obscenely delicious. And get this -- it's easy to make! The step-by-step recipe: Read more »

Perfect Tart Crust

April 3, 2014
IMG_0123SOME DAY YOU WILL THANK ME for this tart crust. It's easy to make, easy to roll out. And it tastes like a dream. A sweet, cookie-like dream. Read more »

Early April Garden Tour

April 2, 2014
IMG_0008TODAY, because the sun is shining, because the birds are singing, and because the air is deliciously (and deliriously!) mild, I'm heading outside with my camera. Would you like to see what's shaking in the early April gardens here? Take a walk with me: Read more »