Hello Kitty! {a cookbook review}

I haven't often been given cookbooks to review, but there have been several lately, and the Hello Kitty® Baking Book came right on the heels of my brownie book.


Mrs. Tolaro's Spaghetti and Meatballs

As you undoubtedly know, I am passionate about authentic Italian food. I truly love the deep and age-old traditions, and tend not to mess with the classics.


Extreme Brownies: Extremely Good! {a book review}

The saddest part about reviewing a cookbook is that making every recipe isn't required. For this book, I wish it were... (although I imagine I will be making them all at some point.) No one - especially my colleagues at the office - will complain.


Decisions. Decisions.

Recently, we were visiting Mark's 93-year-old mother in Lenox, Massachusetts, nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. (Apologies to all friends in the area - we really needed to spend time with Dorothy/Mom and are so sorry we couldn't see you!)


Perfectly Poached Pears

Mark and I usually agree on most things. After almost 20 years, it is kind of amazing.


I Swore I'd Never...

I am a man of contradictions. I make rules, and then I break them.


A Sticky Situation

Growing up on the Main Line of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we had access to some of the finest art, most exquisite music, and deepest American history imaginable.