Berry Cherry Custard Pie

 Berry Cherry Custard Pie via The Baker Chick

I’m sorry things have been a bit slow around here lately. I realize that with the warm summer weather and a toddler who loves to play outside, I’m pulled away from the kitchen. I used to prefer the comforts of the indoor air conditioner on a warm day, but not nothing brings me more joy than hearing Hugo squeal with delight as he runs through the sprinkler, getting joyfully soaked. Life changes, I’m always in transition over here, and this is our phase these days…

My obsession for pie-making is never ending though, so when my sister offered to take Hugo to the playground for me last week this was of course my dessert du jour. I also joined an all-fruit CSA this year which has been so fun. I’ve struggled with the idea of getting tons of greens & veggies that I’ll have to work hard to find a way to use, but fruit? Fruit will always get eaten around here- if not fresh, then easily thrown into a pie or crumble! So far I’ve gotten strawberries and cherries- straight from a farm- how awesome is that?…

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Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve never been much of an outdoorsy gal. What can I say? I mean Ok, don’t get me wrong I love the ocean. And beautiful scenery makes my heart flutter. I loved my honeymoon to Costa Rica, and the mountains are magical. All of that being said- at the end of the day I’m used…

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Sling Diaries- Ambition

9 years ago, with 2 large suitcases and little else to my name, I moved to New York City. I was a girl with a big dream and I couldn’t wait to dive into the craze of the city, feeling so excited and giddy from my intense drive, passion, and faith that I’d succeed. Man…

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Turkey & Cheese Meatballs

I never thought I’d be one of those moms who hides healthy ingredients in her child’s food but here I am. It has happened. My sweet, fickle toddler is normally a great, non-picky eater, but it seems like every other day he decides he hates all food and how dare I even offer. I try…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Dump Cake

We’ve all been there, you’re down to the wire, company is coming over with little notice and you need a dessert. (Ok maybe we haven’t all been there but I seem to be a lot!) You want something super fast, impressive, but one that will require little effort, (even more so with a toddler at…

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Blistered Shishito Peppers with Lemon and Sea Salt

Back when Andy & I had a life, one of our favorite things to do on a warm evening was mosey to Manhattan’s East Village and visit one of our favorite places, Mermaid Inn. It’s a charming little spot that specializes in seafood, and before 7:30 they have this fabulous happy hour with $1 oysters and…

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

What is it about an extra special breakfast that just makes the whole morning so much better? It’s not too often that all three of us get up at the same time, (usually either Andy and I take turns with the early shift and let the other sleep in,) but when we do I get…

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Coconut Cream Cheese Brownies

This recipe was originally posted in July 2011- it has been reworked/rephotographed and posted again because it was fabulous but desperately needed it! No matter how many times I think I’ve baked up the “perfect brownie” recipe, I will always get giddy about trying something new. Man do I love a classic fudgy brownie, but…

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Berry Rhubarb Crumb Pie

I think that someday, when I’m much older and much more eccentric, I’d like people from near and far to refer to me as “That Crazy Pie Lady.” I may wear funky outfits and I imagine I’ll have crazy gray curly hair and most likely talk to myself as I hunch over my kitchen counter…

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Sling Diaries- Health

In my life both as a child growing up and as an adult wife/mother, the theme of health has always been front and center. My own dear mom was always a bit health obsessed, filling the little bodies of her 5 daughters with natural, organic food before it was “in”, and forgoing most over-the-counter medicines…

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Strawberry Basil Smash

Sit back, relax, have a refreshing drink why don’t you! Memorial Day weekend is here, warm weather is upon us, and come on we all deserve it right? Put your feet up and sip on the fruity, fizzy goodness. It’s full of spring-y berries, fresh basil, lime juice and bubbly seltzer. Wanting a mocktail? Leave…

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