holidays

happy valentine’s day

I am now covered in smokey-meat-scent.  Perfect for a night of romance :) I hope you had / are having a great Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I had plans, but Mother Nature had other plans. And while I have a respectable amount of power in the kitchen, when Mother Nature decides to intervene, there’s not much I can do. I’m up at the cabin with Dan and the boys and we are having our first white Thanksgiving. Without power. Without turkey. […]

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pumpkin pie

Before I tell you about this pie, I first want to thank you all for your support and kind words. The comments on yesterday’s post made me feel warm-and-fuzzy-special which is a nice change from the short-bus-special I normally feel. I never rode a short bus but I did ride a special bus in high […]

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cinco de mayo

Things around here have been a little crazy so I haven’t planned anything for Cinco de Mayo this year. I’ll probably end up just eating a quesadilla and making a margarita at home (as the weather heats up I’m looking forward to making a pitcher of watermelon margaritas again sometime soon).

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mother’s day gift ideas

Mother’s Day is nearly upon us, are you ready? I think I am. Almost. I have a small, handmade gift for my mom that I will be mailing early next week. But I feel like it’s missing something. While I try to figure out what it’s missing, here are a few ideas to brighten the […]

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an irish interlude

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish, I’m interrupting the confessions of a sugar addict to share a real life Irish fairy tale with you. It was the early 1800s in Ireland.  John was a strapping young blacksmith from the County Waterford. He fell in love with a beautiful lass from a […]

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whoopie pies

Who wouldn’t like to make a little whoopie this Valentine’s Day? Careful though, it can be habit forming. Whoopie pies with their chocolate cake outside and creamy marshmallow inside (what did you think I meant?). I’m seriously addicted.

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