(Mis)Adventures in 5Ks


In my efforts to continue to prove that I do more than bake and eat what I bake, here’s another glimpse into my running life!

This week, I participated in the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge along with a group of other runners from my company. The race is a little more than a 5K–3.5 miles, to be exact–around the lake in Central Park.

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Warm Balsamic Green Beans for #SundaySupper

Summer time is upon us! To me, that means evenings that stretch into forever and–especially this year, thanks to my CSA–lots and lots of fresh produce. And to celebrate the start of the summer months, the #SundaySupper group is focusing on “Simple and Fresh Summer Recipes.” And this week, we even got to try out a new product…

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Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops, and The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook

In high school, my friends and I were those girls who bought the packages of Break-and-Bake cookie dough…with no intention of actually making cookies. As far as we were concerned, those babies were snack-ready, and the perfect accompaniment to movies like Chocolat andBenny and Joon(we had a little bit of a Johnny Depp thing, back in the day).

I’d like to tell you that as I’ve matured, my palate has as well…but that’s really not true. I mean, unless I get points for preferring cookie dough that’s made from scratch to the kind in the tube. Because that distinction I will get behind 100 percent. There’s nothing like the taste of creamed butter, brown and white sugar, aromatic vanilla, and crunchy chocolate chips. And while I’d like to avoid getting salmonella as best I can, I’ve been known to taste my fair share of egg-included cookie dough, consequences be damned.

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Marx Foods Palm Leaf Plates: Review


First things first: have you entered the PB Crave giveaway yet?? You have until Tuesday, May 29!

Now–it’s officially Memorial Day Weekend! I am so ready for some relaxing time. Our office closed at 1 this afternoon, so I am footloose and fancy free until Tuesday. Woohoo!

I’m sure a lot of you are planning on grilling at some point over the next few days. Visions of burgers, hot dogs, and delicious pasta salads have definitely been dancing in my head all week long. Chances are, though, if you’re going to be grilling, you want a setup and cleanup that are as easy and stress-free as possible. But did you ever think that you could be eco-friendly, too?

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