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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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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Creamy Polenta with Asparagus, Caramelized Leeks and Poached Egg

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I have definitely had brunch on the brain this week since New Yorkers have been going through the scare of a lifetime—for 72-hours we thought that bottomless brunch was illegal. I don’t know how the internet rumor got started, but I’m just glad it has been dispelled. For the seven years I’ve lived here, bottomless… 

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Perfectly Simple Scrambled Eggs

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My cousin Mark is in med school and his last rotation happens to be at a Brooklyn hospital right around the corner from my new house. He moved in this week, right before a huge snow storm.  The next day I was walking home from work dreading the moment I’d have to put my purse… 

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