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The warmest, chocolatiest, most satisfying birthday cake

The warmest, chocolatiest, most satisfying birthday cake

We are proud to be an au pair host family, and are┬álucky┬áto be Marie’s host family! She’s been an absolute miracle as we adjusted to life with five kids. So when her birthday rolled around, we wanted to make it extra special. And Marie is […]

Another dinner party, less work

Another dinner party, less work

So at the end of my maternity leave, I decided to set up some simple dinner parties with friends to keep me from becoming a total hermit. In hindsight, two back to back might have been a little overkill! But we ate great food and […]

Joy’s Crostata di frutta

Joy’s Crostata di frutta

People think we’re crazy, to have an au pair living here and a former au pair too. But Joy is a ridiculously awesome human being, and has spent her school break hanging out with all of us and making life more fun and more delicious. […]

A make-ahead birthday dinner for a crowd

A make-ahead birthday dinner for a crowd

I love to plan menus, but the execution always gets me. Imagine my delight for Griff’s family birthday when I had almost everything made ahead! This was a fresh, fun, kid-friendly meal that the adults all loved too. Did I mention this works for vegetarians […]