Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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After five years in the work force, one of the best lessons I’ve learned is that the goodwill you garner by offering baked goods will come in handy when you’re having trouble with an excel table or really need someone to get on a call with you on a Friday afternoon. In work, as in… 

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Croissant Nutella Bread Pudding

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For my birthday brunch this year, one of the things that I made was croissant nutella bread pudding. I bought 70 croissants at Costco, spread them out all over my living room to get stale, and then my spirit animal/friend Julie spent 2 hours, at 3am tearing them into pieces and smearing each piece with a… 

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Cardamom French Toast

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I just returned from what can only be described as a near-perfect weekend in Miami. Leaving New York on a dreary rainy night and waking up to sunshine, turquoise water and 80 degree weather was exactly what I needed. In fact, there were more than a few moments over the course of the weekend where… 

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Sriracha Deviled Eggs

deviled eggs

Every morning Cousin Mark eats a giant bowl of oatmeal and half a dozen boiled eggs. He is trying to gain weight. Hearing him talk about needing to eat more while I snack on celery almost makes me hate him. Almost. Anywhoo — even though he makes himself six boiled eggs every morning, he only… 

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Candied Bacon

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Last month, during my brief bout with veganism, (terrible… so so terrible) I attended an awesome brunch at my friend Toni’s house.  For 3 hours I sat in her living room while dozens and dozens of people oohed and aahed over the amazing candied bacon she made. It was probably the saddest afternoon of my… 

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