so this is kind of a big change for me, as i’ve been a long haired girl pretty much since being a teenager… having a baby that was pulling and tearing my hair out was an incentive. as was the time i wasted on conditioning and brushing my long hair. it was just too long, and too dry. since i’m a mom i have very little me time, so if i was going to the salon, i wanted to have a real cut, not my usual trim and layers. [read more]
Do you love almonds, marzipan, and pears as much as I do? And are you looking for a frosting- free cake that is great as a coffee cake, breakfast cake, or fall and winter treat? I made this cake at our last dinner party, and it was a huge hit. My guests couldn’t believe I actually made it from scratch, because it looks fancy, like it was bought at a pastry shop. I’m making it for Thanksgiving instead of pie. I’m just pie’d out. And this is a wonderful nostalgic retro holiday dessert. [read more]
NY winters are cold, really cold. And I was VERY pregnant last winter. After trying to improvise, and wear my husband’s down vest over my bump in late fall, I decided to investigate whether I could find a maternity coat that I could use once I had the baby.