Archive for December, 2009

Best of 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wow, 2009 has breezed by. Time flies when you’re having fun, and I have you to thank you for that. Thanks for your questions, comments, thumbs up, pictures, subscribing, facebook fan-ing, and new friendships. Thank You!
We thought it would be fun to take a look at the top 10 posts of 2009 (based on traffic):

Pancake Inspired Cupcakes: Banana Nut

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to IHOP (International House of Pancakes) with my family. My mom and I both loved Banana Nut Pancakes (which I don’t see on their menu anymore these days but you can ask for it). For some reason, as a 6 year-old, I thought I was cooler than […]


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Arirang 32 West 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001, a third floor Korean noodle restaurant, was hard to find (no signage on the first floor). The servers smile more than the standard K-town staff, and things started out decently well with some complimentary kimchee, kimchee radish, and barley tea. The seafood pancake […]

Chinese Longevity Cake

Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Great Aunt Peggy just turned 90 (yes 90!) and that calls for a big family celebration, actually two of them. She is a model of strength and independence, living on her own and taking care of all her needs herself. She drives, she cooks, she cleans, she shops, and does it all by herself, […]

Royal Icing Ornaments

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We mentioned royal icing when we built our gingerbread house (station) last year. We used it like a glue to hold pieces together, and also as decoration, like piping windows and doors onto the gingerbread. But, you can make ornaments with royal icing too, and it’s a great activity for kids (or adults like me) […]

Caroline Louw: Almond Oatmeal

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Le Cirque

Monday, December 21, 2009

While friends and family are in town, this is the time of year for “nice” meals, a few extra splurges and indulgences that we pay the price for later (when the credit card bill comes and your favorite jeans don’t fit). The first of my holiday treats to self was having lunch with Angie and […]

Winter Fruit Tart

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Are you busy but love to entertain? Do you have last minute guests popping in? Do you just like to make everything ahead of time? Do you just love easy desserts? (Do you like to ask questions?) I am so excited to share this dessert if any of those apply to you.

Pocha 32

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Our friend Eddie introduced us to
Pocha 32 15 West 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001 where the theme is Korean street food. The tables are made out of emptied oil barrels. The netted ceilings have bottle caps hanging from them.  The walls are lined with photos that customers took in the […]


Friday, December 18, 2009

Dee’s 107-23 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375 opened their original location in 1993. It’s near my parent’s house so we’ve passed it countless times, yet never tried it until recently, after they moved a few blocks and re-opened bigger, with an expanded menu. It jumps back and forth between Italian, American, […]