Moosewood brownies, 2 ways

It's #NationalBrownDay! Because brownies. Below is the real Moosewood Cookbook brownie recipe. They're gooey and taste incredible--like Dunkin Heinz without all the chemicals. I use whole wheat flour, but no matter because there's hardly any flour in them. They're pretty much sugar and chocolate.  They're heavenly. But on any ol' day, I generally steer clear … Continue reading Moosewood brownies, 2 ways

Cinco de Mayo pudding

Before I even heard of Mark Bittman, I was making this NY Times recipe for Mexican chocolate pudding. And while I spent most of today thinking about Yom HaShoah, Cinco de Mayo tends to better lend itself to a recipe post. Besides, I could use a chocolate pick-me-up. MEXICAN TOFU PUDDING (from a NY Times … Continue reading Cinco de Mayo pudding

My Buckeye Contribution

I tried to get my four kids to line up in the O-H-I-O formation for this blog post on my healthy version of the classic favorite, buckeyes. The big game is on New Year's and it will be the first game I've seen all season. I once watched nearly every game, every year, but I … Continue reading My Buckeye Contribution

Paying kids for candy

My 6-year-old started a candy business, and now his wallet is so full of cash, that we call him Mr. Money Bags. I actually borrow money from him regularly. And a savvy businessman he is. He sells his candy at 100% profit because well-meaning adults actually give him loads of candy for FREE. He then … Continue reading Paying kids for candy

Last minute edible gifts

Celebrating this week or not, there's hardly anyone who won't be gift giving to family, colleagues or even the cleaning lady. If you haven't gotten something together yet, or if you need to beef up a present you already purchased, there's nothing like homemade goodies. And since you're already running late here, I've sorted through … Continue reading Last minute edible gifts

Cold’s Antidote: Hot Toddy & Chocolate Chip Pancakes

This is me, post 8-mile run Sunday morning. Look closely, and there are icicles on my eye lashes. Yes, I am insane. (Read my post on running in winter weather, if you're curious how to manage.) Add to that, the runs I did outside last week in miserable, frigid weather, and I've been feeling chilled … Continue reading Cold’s Antidote: Hot Toddy & Chocolate Chip Pancakes

One-minute cake

Maybe you don't have a lot of time. Maybe you're on a diet and only want a small treat. Or maybe you want to limit the amount of cake crumbs available for little people to scatter around the house. For us, the best reason for making this chocolate cake is the one-minute wait. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3xf0xD_bJw Just … Continue reading One-minute cake