On negative comments:  One comment left on my last blog entry about sleep training really stung.  Believe it or not, mean comments hurt my feelings.  They get me down and they make me want to stop blogging.  I find as a new mom that I face  a surprising amount of judgement on the choices that […]

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Secret Earth Shattering Cookies

by ilene on March 21, 2012 · 7 comments

in baking

One of the places I miss most about living in Cambridge, MA is my favorite bakery there.  Those of you who know me know which bakery I am talking about because I can and will go on and on to anyone who would listen about how good their treats were.  They also happen to serve […]

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I’ve been on a search for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe ever since I got the crazy idea to bake 600 cookies by myself for my wedding.  Luckily, I came to my senses and ended up buying 50 dozen cookies from a bakery. (Best idea ever.) Because of that temporary lapse in judgement, I […]

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My Wedding: Cookie Bar

by ilene on September 15, 2011 · 11 comments

in baking, my wedding, wedding

(photo by Jules Bianchi) In addition to having cupcakes and a coffee/tea/hot cocoa station, I really, really wanted a cookie bar!   I don’t know why I was so insistent on having a cookie bar, I just really wanted one!  I thought it would be a fun, whimiscal touch.  Cookies have always played a special part […]

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After I made Samoas last week, a number of people asked me to try making Thin Mints and who was I to deny them?  Thin Mints are the Girl Scouts’ best selling cookie (they make up a quarter of the yearly sales! Samoas come in second place) and they are this former brownie’s favorite cookie. […]

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