Life-Affirming Macaroons

There are times when I just can't seem to blow dry my bangs so that they cover the giant "L" on my forehead. That's when I make these macaroons, which are so foolproof, easy, and awesome that they restore my will to live. Yes, they're that good. The original recipe came from More Magazine and was … [Read more...]

That Ol’ White Devil: Can I Break Up With Sugar?

One of my dearest friends, Francesco Clark, is a skincare guru. So when he says something, I tend to lean in close and lissen up. Recently, though, he said something kind of shocking, especially for a person who loves chocolate as much as I do: He said sugar is bad for the skin. Shut. The. Heck. … [Read more...]

In Praise of Accomplices

If you're having trouble sticking to those New Year's Resolutions (and if you said, "What New Year's Resolutions?" I salute you), maybe you need to rope a friend into whatever crazy scheme you cooked up. That's one of my strategies, as you'll see here. As I've mentioned before, I'm training for the … [Read more...]

Running Around Like a Sane Person

The sleepy, restful holidays are most definitely ovah. Yesterday I got great news that LX New York, NBC's live-at-five style show, wants me to do a segment on Mom's Version of Great-Great Grandmother Matilde's Baked Pork Chops! This is verrrry exciting stuff. I suggested that recipe because it's … [Read more...]

Cookie Porn!

As I mentioned the other day, I'm in training to run/walk/shuffle or otherwise move through the More Magazine Half-Marathon this April 25. And as I also mentioned, this was a great way to burn off some cookies. A better way for me to bring less weight along for my morning runs would be to ease off a … [Read more...]