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Smitten Kitchen Pancakes

Smitten Kitchen

    I’ve been a Smitten Kitchener since before Julie and Julia, before Joy, before cake pops were a thing (and gone again) and before cocktails became super duper trendy again (I loooove that one!). Deb Perelman has a very basic website with a whole host of outstanding recipes, great photos, neat stories, and it […]

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Joy the Baker

  First I  liked her photography.  Then I liked her recipes. Then… THEN… I dared to read her more personal posts, like this one, and the love affair was complete. She is absolutely great. Do yourself a favor.  Sign up for this one. Let a little sunshine into your in-box.   SIGN UP HERE

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The skimm

The Skimm

  Called an “email cheat sheet” by The NY Post and a “Secret Weapon” by one of its two founders,  The Skimm is everything you need to know for the day in one bite-sized chunk. Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, two gorgeous 20-something New Yorkers (by way of Chicago), started The Skimm after leaving their […]

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Blendtec Blender

BlendTec Blender

  I get it. This is a LOT of money to spend on a blender. I mean, how good can it really be? Here’s how good:  You can drop a whole avocado seed in there and it turns it to mush. A cup of cheese and some wine – you have fondue.  Forget about smoothies: […]

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Epicurean Cutting Boards

I struggled for years trying to find the right cutting board, and no thanks to the plethora of cooking shops in Manhattan I spent my hard-earned money buying most of them. Nothing fit the bill: Bamboo – too hard, dulls your knives. Wood – nice and soft but the garlic and onion smell stays in […]

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Red Kitchen Aid Mixer

Kitchen Aid Mixer

  This is a MUST HAVE for baking. Buy it with your Christmas bonus or ask for one as a wedding, Christmas, Hannakuh or birthday gift. Another important thing:  Let it live on your counter. There is nothing worse for an appliance’s usability quotient then having to pull it out from wayyyy behind the pots and […]

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