Now Leaving 2013…2014, All Aboard!

To say that the past year has been a roller coaster would be an understatement.  As you know, in mid-January I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer after an 18-month fight.  There isn’t a day (or an hour) that goes by that I don’t think of him.  But I know that he is still with…

*Site Update*

Hi!  Happy 3rd of July to you all!  I just wanted to quickly let you know of a new page here on DwD.  It’s called Krista’s Favorite Post.  Updated on a bi-weekly basis, this is a space where I’ll be highlighting some of my older work.  First up, is the post closest to my heart;…

All-American Chex Mix

Hey!  Its Summer, Summer, Summertime!  So just sit back and unwind…I’ll thank Will Smith for that throwback 🙂  I love the Summer, don’t you?  I mean my hair looks like Diana Ross but it’s the time for barbecues, rooftop bars, going to the Shore and live music.  Last week my girlfriends and I relived our…

Flaky Doughnuts at Home

Hello!  If you’ve been reading any type of food news in the past few weeks, you’ve heard of the famed Cronut by NYC’s  Dominique Ansel Bakery.  The cronut is a sweet and delightful marriage of a croissant and a doughnut.  Currently the wait for one is a few hours although you can also find them on the…

Even this Italian is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

As the saying goes: “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.”  So this week at our weekly work happy hour my party planning team decided to go with a St. Patty’s theme.  It may not have been authentic, but it sure was fun.  We ruled out mini Corned Beef sandwiches, but the rest of our…

Bonjour, Macaroon!

There is nothing I like better than crisp Fall air early in the morning, the sun becoming bright in the sky.  I like it almost as much as I like learning a new cooking technique.  Last night, a friend and I became privy to one of the baffling mysteries of the culinary world.  “How the…

Rainbows and Doodles

Hello friends, I hope you are faring well in this sweltering heat wave.  Today’s post is about a birthday cake I prepared for a co-worker’s daughter’s 4th birthday.  She was having a rainbow themed party and we must have both been on the same wavelength because we both knew if I was going to make…

Happy Independence Day!

Hi Friends, I want to wish you the happiest Independence Day.  Have an old-fashioned picnic with family and friends, watch the hot-dog eating contest and top it all off with a spectacular fireworks display.  And, if you are so inclined, you can make a fun cake like I did.  Enjoy! For the complete recipe and…

Life’s A (Vintagy) Beach!

I’ve never done a Wordless Wednesday post before.  Mainly because I talk (er, write) a lot.  But, here it goes.  This is one of my favorites- somewhere between NYC and Mystic, CT aboard a speeding Amtrak train.  Enjoy!

Fishtag You’re It

Well I am happy to report that after an unexpected yet lingering pain I am now Gallbladder free and recovering nicely.  Now that I’m on the mend I can finally get back to that little thing called writing a blog. Today’s post is overdue, mostly because a lot of my posts end up as drafts…

Here Comes the Cake

So the chocolate seashells I posted last week were a big hit. And the cake and surprise bridal shower went off without a hitch. Here is the final cake- three layers of all-butter vanilla pound cake, filled with lemon curd (thanks Trader Joe’s!) and frosted with a salted vanilla buttercream. The decorations? White chocolate molded…