April 2009

Finding focus

I snapped this photo the other night while Dan was watching the Sharks vs Ducks hockey game on television.  It was a tough game to watch (Sharks lost, bringing it to 3-1 in the series). But at this moment instead of angry and loud and excited, he was still and quiet and focused.  And while […]

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Daring Bakers: Cheesecake!

The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. I missed last month’s Daring Bakers Challenge which was a lovely looking lasagna with handmade noodles.  It was a tough month in my world and while the lasagna sounded delicious, it looked like a lot […]

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mint julep

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If you’ve been reading along, by now you know I’m from the South.  It’s not something I talk about that often typically, but my stomach seems to be a little homesick lately (Nothing some good BBQ wouldn’t cure, but I can’t find the kind of pulled pork I want around here). Anyhow, today I’m bringing […]

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Kitchen tool nirvana (and a roundup)

Dear Microplane, you are the best tool I think I’ve ever owned. Seriously, I never expected perfection and yet there you are with your perfect zest… So, Dan recently bought me a Microplane Grater/Zester. I’ve had it on my wish list for a while but never felt it was completely necessary because the little Oxo […]

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Happy Earth Day!

I don’t usually do anything in particular to celebrate Earth Day, but I have been making small changes to my habits over the last few years to green my life.  Things like using reusable shopping bags, reducing my consumer tendencies, and finding creative ways to reuse things.  Like this bag.  It’s made from fused plastic […]

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It’s too hot to bake!

Driving home from work today, my car said it was 93 degrees outside.  It’s April.  How is it so hot already?  Whew.  I will admit that I’ve gotten rather spoiled out here in California.  When I lived in Georgia, it was over 80 degrees for more days than it wasn’t and the majority of those […]

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And the winner is…

  Congratulations Angie! I’ll be sending you an email soon to coordinate logistics and such.  I can’t wait to see the cupcakes you make with these tools. And to everyone else: there is always next time.  No really.  I don’t expect this to be the last giveaway here.  In fact I already have plans for […]

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