December 2009

small changes

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It’s almost 2010. Do you have your resolutions ready? I have been making my list and checking it twice though I don’t really like to call them resolutions so much as goals or steps. Resolutions sounds so strict. I have a number of goals, too many for one person really, so if you need some […]

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gingerbread

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How was your Christmas? Did you get everything you wanted? Santa was very good to me. I got a load of kitchen goodness, the best of which is a Le Creuset. I’ve already used it. And several new cookbooks… I fear I’ve become predictable. But that was yesterday. Now we are in No Man’s Land. […]

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a few of my favorite things: winners!

Thanks to everyone who left comments. It has helped get me into the Christmas spirit (and sometimes I do need help). I loved reading about your best presents ever… everything from time with loved ones to diamond necklaces. I seriously got a warm fuzzy feeling from it which is a gift in itself, so again […]

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breakfast casserole

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I’ve been thinking about Christmas morning lately. Like for the last couple of weeks. I haven’t been thinking about presents. No, I’ve been thinking about breakfast. Remember, it’s the most important meal of the day. And you’re going to need your strength on Christmas day. Even so, Christmas morning is about presents and witnessing the […]

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a few of my favorite things

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Can’t you just hear Maria singing?: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… My version would be more like a cross between the Sound of Music and Willy Wonka: Chocolate on cupcakes and powder white snowflakes… Anyway… I’ve decided to share a few of my favorite things with you.  Hint: that means I’m giving more […]

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sugar cookies

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The holiday classic: sugar cookies. Cut out and decorated in bright colors and sprinkles. It seemed a fitting end to the 12 days of cookies. That’s right, it’s Day 12. Finally. Well, I guess technically it is Cookie 12 and day 17. Not quite what I had intended when I started the 12 days of […]

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cookie winners

First, thank you all for playing along with me. I loved reading what you really want for Christmas. Everything from quality family time to a trip around the world… and literally everything in between. As for me, what I’d like for Christmas is some focus and motivation to help me find a career that I […]

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