NY Kidney Strong


Seven years ago today, the guy on the right (otherwise known as Eddie) gave the guy on the left (our good friend Bill) a kidney. Every year since the donation, Eddie and Bill have breakfast to celebrate the day. I think they decided to do breakfast ...read more »

Kane’s Cookies


Just like everyone else, I have my good days and I have those days that feel like no matter what I do, everything seems difficult and daunting. I try to maintain perspective and a positive outlook, but sometimes I can't help but look around me and ...read more »

Dear Jacob…

the birthday suit

It seems very fitting that it is snowing today in New England. Twenty years ago, a spring blizzard took us all by surprise as did your arrival into our lives six weeks earlier than planned. March 31, 1997 was the day that my life forever changed. ...read more »



My children grew up surrounded by baking. While other kids were playing outside, mine were climbing bags of flour. So many of my memories of when the kids were young are woven in with my memories of baking and holidays. Today is St. Patrick's Day, ...read more »


I am...

  There's a new movement floating around social media these days, and it's pretty thought-provoking. It is the #embraceambition by the Tory Burch Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting 'the empowerment of women ...read more »

When your baby turns 16

Oh shit

  Today is my daughter's 16th birthday, and I feel like I have been walking around all day, holding my breath. There's something special about the relationship a mother has with her youngest child. With my firstborn, every experience was, and ...read more »



The season of chocolate is upon us. Perhaps better said, the season of 'more chocolate than usual' is upon us as we approach Valentine's Day. The bakery has shifted from pumpkin and gingerbread doughnut muffins back to heavy production of chocolate ...read more »



There is nothing like making your way through difficult times to experience the gift of perspective, and hopefully...eventually...growth. The challenges facing each of us are varying and many. There is loss of life, illness, relationship issues, ...read more »