Category Archives: desserts

In which I enter a diabetic coma- happily, turn one, and ask for help…

Today The Dinner Dilemma is a year old! How exciting! In honor of the big day- and because snow just keeps falling (yes, we are in the middle of ANOTHER large winter storm. Seriously people, what is the deal? I really do feel like I am living at the North Pole. Next thing you know […]

Snow Day!

In case you hadn’t heard, the East Coast got pounded with snow last night. The snow in New York began about 7 pm with 8”-12” forecast by morning for the area. At dinner last night, the kids were squirrelly and desperate for “the call” to come- the one that would free them from school today. […]

The elves are here! The elves are here!

Rejoice! The elves have arrived. The elves, they are in residence! Each night they are prowling our house, looking for mischief. For those of you who don’t know, we have four elves- as in Santa’s helpers. Santa sends them to us (or should I say, loans them to us) a few weeks before Christmas just […]

With apologies to those with peanut allergies…

My friend Annie has a sense of humor that tickles and delights me with its’ wickedness. She can make me laugh when almost no one else can by finding the dark humor present in any silver lining. She is also a true girlfriend: she knows how to bitch with the best of them; but can […]

A life of crime, averted

Friday night was everything that this girl from the suburbs- who used to live in the Big City-dreams of: a dinner party with good friends in a cool and elegant loft, amazing art on every wall, fabulous food, delicious and rare wines, and sparkling and meaty conversations. Pure heaven. And, if all of that were […]

“Now, THAT’S blog worthy…”

As I mentioned earlier this week, I recently discovered that we had a dangerously low supply of cookies in our freezer. I have been in a baking frenzy to fill our coffers ever since. And, because of all you faithful readers, I have branched out and tried new cookie recipes. Today I took a crack […]

Hey, Mrs. Smith…

Yesterday a pack of 6th grade boys ran through my yard and kitchen like a bunch of puppies. Their laughter, whoops and yells echoed through the neighborhood and our house as they romped and frolicked inside and out with footballs, lacrosse sticks, nerf guns and video games. Sound like a crazy day? Nope, it was […]

Eeking out just a bit more summer

Just like that, the end of summer is upon us…in fact, it is here. Labor Day has but a few hours left. But, while summer is officially over and we all must go back to the real world first thing in the morning, the fruits that define late summer still have a few weeks of […]

Red, White and Blue

This has been a monumental week for our family. We sent Harrison to sleep away camp for the first time last Wednesday. He’ll be gone for a month and he is, I am sure, having a blast. Me, well, I would be lying to say that I did not miss him desperately! So, this year […]

How to have it all: sun and fun and a yummy homemade dessert

Is it Monday already? Oops! It’s Tuesday! How did that happen-oh yeah, the spectacular Memorial Day weekend we just had, that’s how. And, in my little corner of the world, this past three-day weekend was truly spectacular, both in terms of weather and events. It was too fun by half and boy, as my alarm […]