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Lollis & Pops: Candy Heaven for the Nostalgic Soul

August 23, 2017
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Like many children of the late ’70s, early ’80s (yes, I’m that old), growing up I had only one life-goal that needed to be accomplished. I was going to find a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I was positive that this was better than winning the lottery. My 7-year-old mind came up with […]

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Mommy Time-Out with Southern Living

August 12, 2017
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PEOPLE®, Real Simple®, and Southern Living®. The opinions and text are all mine. Everyday life can certainly drain my creative reserves: work emails, laundry, chasing after a toddler at Gymboree, planning photo shoots, baby swim classes, more work emails. By mid-day, my brain is […]

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Big Apple Cheesecake

June 6, 2017
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Today we’re going to revisit one of our most popular recipe posts from back in September 2015, The Big Apple Cheesecake. Inspired by my former home of Manhattan, this is sure to tantalize your tastebuds. New York City epitomizes everything that is great about America… it’s vibrant, culturally diverse, and rooted in patriotism.  So, I […]

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Post-Workout… Ice Cream?!

May 22, 2017
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We’ve all been there. You’re back on the wagon, or more accurately, the stationary bicycle.  You finally bit the bullet and are pursuing an active lifestyle. Spinach shakes, kale salads, SoulCycle, step-counting, fantasizing about chocolate but not actually eating it. You know, you’re being healthy. Your muscles ache, you’re looking great, but your stomach pretty […]

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The Anatomy of a Pastry

May 3, 2017
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I normally balk and roll my eyes when people celebrate made-up holidays. But when I heard that World Baking Day was coming up on May 17th, I thought that holiday festivities would certainly be appropriate. Celebrating the most delicious, flaky, buttery concoction to have ever been dreamt up? Sounds like a legitimate holiday to me. […]

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