Birthdays Are Better with Cake

Although it’s not a year that ends in a zero, this birthday still felt like a big deal to me. Well, okay, to be perfectly honest, I just wanted to make a big deal about it! Nothing like a fuss involving a party dress, champagne, and cake to shake off the Old Lady Blues, right? … Continue reading

A Time for Books and Baking, Indeed

A thing that makes me happy: seeing someone on the subway or bus reading a library book. Another thing that makes me happy: men who cook for their families. So I was tickled to learn that Paul LeClerc, the president of the New York Public Library, is not only (by definition) a library book lover … Continue reading

Monday’s Good Bites!

Good morning, food lovers! Did anyone else find it hard to wake up this morning? For those of you like me who are dearly missing the hour we lost, ease into your day with this week’s Good Bites. Read this great review of Southern Plate by Booking Mama (a fantastic blogger who loves to share … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Good Bites

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my fellow cookbook lovers! Let’s see all the love our cookbooks have been getting lately in this week’s Good Bites. Good Morning America’s recipe page has posted a fabulous recipe for a flourless chocolate cake by Emeril Lagasse that would make a perfect Valentine’s Day treat for a loved one … Continue reading

Monday’s Good Bites

Hello, cookbook lovers!  This Monday is extra chilly here in New York, and I know it is around the country, too, so take off your gloves and scarf and warm up with some delicious Good Bites! Tea lovers Lauren and Haley Fox of Alice’s Tea Cup fame sat down for a great interview with The … Continue reading