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10 Year Blueversary

10 Year Blueversary

JetBlue launched it’s first flight between JFK and Fort Lauderdale on February 11, 2000, and they celebrated their 10 year Blueversary this year,… by hiring me! They also gave away 1,000 free tickets to New Yorkers who played a treasure hunt spawned by Facebook and […]

Layer on the Love

Layer on the Love

The first Valentine’s Day Gabriel and I spent together was in 2002. We would be married in August of the same year, though at the time we didn’t know it. Gabriel planned the whole evening: He made steaks for dinner, and we dipped strawberries in […]

How to Create Your Own Cookie Recipe

How to Create Your Own Cookie Recipe

A few years ago, Mrs. Fields and ivillage hosted a cookie contest to celebrate Mrs. Fields 30th anniversary. Prompted by my friends, I decided to enter. I was careful to start experimenting early, and submit ahead of the deadline, but somehow my entry was never […]

Pie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky

Though I don’t ever remember actually consuming a Moon Pie, for some obscure reason this months Daring Bakers Challenge reminded me of the Official Cybersnack of the 21st century. The July Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered […]

Sparkle Patriotic

Sparkle Patriotic

Happy 4th of July my Fellow Patriots! Gabriel and I are getting ready to head out to commemorate this Independence Day with an annual tradition of attending a colossal fireworks show, this year to the Stadium of Fire. In years past we have viewed the […]

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

There are a few staple cookies one must always have in their cookie repertoire, and in my book Gingersnaps are part of that repertoire. After making my Gabriel’s Favorite Cheesecake with hard crunchy ginger cookies, I found myself craving a batch of soft aromatic scratch […]

All American Lunch Ladies

All American Lunch Ladies

You remember your high school lunch lady don’t you? I’m sure you had a relationship with her just like Corey and Topanga had with Brenda on “Boy Meets World”, right? Well, I was likely a tad abnormal, but I share the same sentiment as Chris […]

Chocolate of the Earth

Chocolate of the Earth

It’s impossible for me not to be passionate, ask… well, pretty much anyone that has so much as encountered me. To tell me not be passionate is like telling me not to be diabetic, I can’t control it. I’m passionate about baking, I’m passionate about […]

A Simple Request Please

A Simple Request Please

At Cherry Park Elementary School 5th grade marked the entrance to the gates of musical exploration. I chose the trombone; secretly I loved it! I loved how after playing it made your lips swell up like inflated nightcrawlers, not to mention the vibration from the […]

Nonsense Cookies

Nonsense Cookies

I’m shocked, that after 31 posts, I have yet to blog one word about reading! Especially considering that it is my very favorite thing to do in this world! Prompted by the movie, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, I recently devoured several books regarding the scientific […]