happy new year!

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Cheers! Did you have a fun New Year’s Eve? Dan and I had a low-key evening at home. We didn’t even make it to midnight… when did I get so old? Haha.

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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

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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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menu for hope 6

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I am excited to be taking part in Menu for Hope this year. Menu for Hope is an annual fundraiser that Pim Techamuanvivit of Chez Pim started in which bloggers from around the world donate food related items to be raffled off. All proceeds go to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). In addition to […]

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jello spritz cookies

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This cookie takes me back to college. My roommate PJ returned after the holidays with a stockpile of cookies and generously shared them with me. I’m ashamed to admit I couldn’t stop myself and ate way more than would be considered polite. Thankfully, PJ forgave me. And then gave me the recipe for the one […]

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praline cookies

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Since moving to California, when people first find out I’m from Georgia most respond in the same way: “What happened to your accent?” I don’t really know; as far I can tell I’ve never had much of an accent. Once when I lived in Atlanta, a shopkeeper asked me where I was visiting from… she […]

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