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Copy Cat

Copy Cat

Over the years I’ve tried to pinpoint my favorite dessert, (see far right column titled: Toppings) with absolutely zero success. Anything, and everything, beautiful and/or sweet makes the list; a moist fluffy cake that evaporates as it melts in your mouth, chewy confections that make […]

Simplicity

Simplicity

For the first six months after we moved to Utah, I awarded myself the job title of confectionista. Aside from experimenting in the kitchen and blogging about my adventures, it was so fun searching out new weekend boutiques to attend, reviewing restaurants, and exploring the […]

Break From Tradition

Break From Tradition

I had to break from tradition this year for Valentine’s Day. Frankly, I’m too tired and I can’t stand in one place for more than 5 minutes. For that reason, I was almost tempted to buy Gabriel chocolates, but it broke my heart to think […]

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

I had the flu this weekend. This probably isn’t something I should admit to, or share, on a food blog; it isn’t exactly appetite inducing. However, despite the misery, early signs of winter descended upon us and we enjoyed listening to a howling wind outside […]

Stand By Me

Stand By Me

We have a list two pages long tacked to our fridge; it is our to do list on the house. Two solid pages of indoor and outdoor projects from growing grass and weeding, to replacing the hole in the bathroom floor from when we moved […]

Happy Feet

Happy Feet

I made a promise of sorts last year in October, something along the lines of: “I’m hell bent on making some perfect scratch made macaroons!“ That was after multiple failed attempts, a daring bakers challenge and a lot of wasted almond flour; that was when […]

Veto Week

Veto Week

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K; I took a veto week from LOST and Crêpes. Though,we did celebrate our weekly viewing of course! We recreated the breakfast scene between Ben and Kate, and enjoyed an old world meal while eagerly learning about Ricardo’s […]

10 Year Blueversary

10 Year Blueversary

JetBlue launched it’s first flight between JFK and Fort Lauderdale on February 11, 2000, and they celebrated their 10 year Blueversary this year,… by hiring me! They also gave away 1,000 free tickets to New Yorkers who played a treasure hunt spawned by Facebook and […]

A Daring Bakers’ First Anniversary

A Daring Bakers’ First Anniversary

One year ago I joined the Daring Bakers’; a conglomeration of world wide bakers who gather together every month to embark upon a baking challenge. Twice this year I’ve had to remake something I failed at multiple times in the past, Puff Pastry and Flourless […]

“I’m Coming With You”

“I’m Coming With You”

This was my Valentine’s Day Card: Locke is my favorite character; the original Locke, not the unLocke, Flocke, or the Man in Black, but John Locke. The Man in Black is merely a disguise of a person without identity. He claims that Locke’s follies make […]