Mushroom Bread Baskets



In my 29 years on this odd and wonderful planet I have learned a lot of things about myself.

(And believe me, I am aware there is still a lot to learn!)

Lately, certain patterns have emerged and I have found a simple formula that can describe my overall aesthetic…





I like things really big...or really small.

Take flowers for instance, I like large simple flowers like daisies and lilies - or - small, super intricate flowers :)

(To be honest I just buy whatever looks fresh and cheap from the deli guy on the corner and pray that they last for more than a day so my husband doesn’t realize how much money I waste on half dead flowers.)





And when it comes to food I gravitate toward things like massive, foot wide cinnamon rolls or tiny, individual...well...everything. For now, let's focus on the small stuff.

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Spinach + Artichoke Bites



NYC can be a strange place.


Apartments are small, apartment kitchens are dicey, but bars and restaurants are plentiful.

So you find yourself headed to your local watering hole to meet up with your fellow winos without even considering the idea of having people over to your home. 





My apartments in NYC have slowly...very slowly...gotten bigger and bigger. In 13 years I have lived in 9 different places, all of varying sizes and with varying infestation problems...





My latest apartment has two highly coveted for a dining room table and a window in the kitchen!


 A WINDOW!!!!!


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Appetizer Cups

It was a simple idea...make a cup...fill it with stuff... 

But how? 

Well this is how... 

With a little help from the store and a mini muffin tin you can suddenly become an assembly line for one of a kind, irresistibly cute little appetizers.


1 8oz can Crescent Roll Dough

Rolling Pin

Knife/Pizza Wheel


 Unroll crecent roll dough onto a lightly floured surface...

Pinch the seams with your fingers in order to create one seamless rectangle of dough.

Dough should be tacky enough to stick together easily.

Roll out dough till it is about 1/3 bigger than the original size.

Cut the rectangle into 24 even squares. Place squares into a greased mini muffin tin and press the dough to the sides of the cup.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until cups are golden brown.

Let cups cool and fill with things like cheese, salads or even mini meatballs. ENJOY!


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