{local link love} Thank You “Smallbany”

I’m not the only one who has been thinking about how our community of Albany, NY, jokingly referred to locally as “Smallbany”, is pretty fantastic. A popular local food-blooger, Leah the Nosher, just wrote a piece for All Over Albany extolling the virtues of the wide net of friends and family that came to her…

{St. Patrick’s Day} Recipe Link Love

Two days until the official holiday is upon us… Erica started us off on the right foot with her maternal grandmother’s Irish Soda Bread I took on a 7-day project of brining my own brisket for corned beef and made Molly Steven’s braised cabbage dish. Oh, and made a mustard that knocked my socks off….

{recipe link love} Valentine’s Day 2011

If you’re celebrating the lovely holiday with home-cooked food then I’ve got a comprehensive recipe round-up for you. I have also included some hand-crafted gifts too. My husband and I are celebrating with one-hour massages and lunch while the grandparents babysit Miles…ahhhh.   First up, Mast Baker Gesine’s AMAZING work. These cakes are truly artistry…

{recipe link love} SUPER BOWL PARTY 2011

will be this Sunday night…. {yes, Miles chewed off the tip…not a dog. sigh} Not for me! Hurray! Luckily my husband will be heading to the bar with his dude friends so I don’t have to deal. If you are not so lucky (full disclosure, I’m a super sports fan but I don’t wanna deal…

{Holiday Food} Recipe Link-Love Round Up

I didn’t add a recipe section to {weekend reading} National Edition because frankly, there was just too much to talk about in the news. Here’s a short recipe round up for all your cooking and baking needs this week and the during the holidays. – Christina LA Times did a great photo gallery, with recipes,…

{thanksgiving} recipe link love

In case you’re still in need of some main, side dish or desert inspiration, I’ve trolled the blogs and newspapers to find the ultimate Thanksgiving recipe link love list. Enjoy! -Christina Mark Bittman’s 101 Thanksgiving Ideas on NYTimes Mark has more on his own website NYTimes’ WELL SECTION Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meatless Monday has a Thanksgiving…