Why Did You Eat That: Bah Hamantaschen

By |November 28th, 2011|Recipes, Why Did You Eat That?|

With the holiday music comes the holiday baking.  While many opt for gingerbread and sugar cookies, I happen to be quite fond of hamantaschen.  I’m a little late to the game on these (or at least I never knew how to pronounce the name of these sweet treats), I’ve fallen hard and fast.  A traditional cookie made during the Jewish holiday of Purim, they are sure to delight any sweet toothed cookie lover.  While they look pretty fancy and complicated… again, I made them.  If I can do it- so can you.


  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • Fruit filling (I used apricot, raspberry, and almond)


  1. Cream the butter with sugar. Add egg and continue creaming until smooth. 
  2. Add the vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt until a ball of dough is formed (a food processor would have been helpful for this). 
  4. Chill for 2-3 hours, or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Taking 1/4 of the dough, roll out on a lightly floured board to a thickness of 1/8 inch.
  7. Cut circles of dough with a drinking glass or round cookie-cutter. 
  8. With your finger put water around the rim of the circle. Fill with 1 teaspoon of filling and fold into three-cornered cookies. (Press two sides together, and then fold the third side over and press the ends together.) 
  9. Bake on a well-greased cookie sheet 10-16 minutes, until the tops are golden. (I prefer for them to be a bit lighter, so stay near the oven- they cook fast).

Be sure to let these cool before boxing up or trying to serve/eat.  It takes a little bit of time before the fruit filling goes from molten lava back to solid again.  I may or may not know this because I splattered it down the front of my face and shirt.  Patience is a virtue, my friends.  You also might notice I rolled out the dough on tin foil (DOH!).  Wax paper would be a more prudent choice- but beggars can’t be choosers and it all worked out in the end.  So, be sure to add these delicious (and impressive) cookies to your holiday baking repertoire.


Why Did You Wear That: Under Where?

By |April 16th, 2010|Why Did You Wear That?|


Yesterday, my beautiful LA counterpart sent me this text message:

“You should do a blog post on sexy lingerie and where to find it. NOT some hoodrat Victoria’s Secret stuff but not stuff that’s like $200 … Is there a middle man?:)”

Well, if there is something I know about, it’s lingerie. I spent a good two plus years buying lingerie for Henri Bendel and I have two giant drawers dedicated to my undies alone. So, Miss Wright, this post is for you!

First, let’s start with a few things that every girl should have in her lingerie drawer:

tinythongcom_bv5Commando Tiny Thong, $22

coverupsHollywood Coverups, $14.99

fashiontapeHollywood Fashion Tape, $8.99

thumbnail.aspStrap Perfect, $11.99

Yeah, I know that last one seems a little queer. My mom insisted I own them and I reluctantly took them home with me to New York. They turned out to be a lot easier to use than my usual MacGeyver method of using a safety pin. So now, on to the fun stuff.

One of my favorite, favorite, favorite brands is Deborah Marquit. The price point is on the higher side, but it is literally handmade and beautiful! My favorite pieces are from the fluorescent collection, although all of her pieces are ridiculously sexy. I’ve had the pleasure of going into her store/design studio here in NYC. She’s incredibly talented and a very interesting woman.


Lace underwire demi bra, $185, Lace g-string, $55

Cosabella is another great line of lingerie that is sexy and more friendly on the wallet.

AMORP1103_LEOHPNKbAmore Mio pushup bra, $56.25

AMORP03ZL_LEOHPNKbAmore Mio Lowrider Thong, $20

Another personal favorite is Huit. It’s a great French brand that fits incredibly well and is very girly and fun. They also have a great line of basic bras for everyday wear.

huit-huit01-vea8-gsVertiges Magic Air Underwire bra, $79

huit-huit01-vej10-gsVertiges String, $47

I could go on for DAYS about this, but I have things to do, people. So here are a few of my favorite NYC lingerie stores:

Sugar Cookies

203 W 19th Street (between 7th and 8th)



3 East 17th Street (between 5th and Broadway)


And for those of you who are NOT in NYC, don’t worry your pretty little heads… I’ve got you. Here are some great sites for online lingerie shopping:

Catriona Mackechnie

La Petite Coquette


Tell your boyfriend, “you’re welcome.”