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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 […]

“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 […]

15 Days

15 Days

Island Cookies These cookies were inspired by circumstance. We are in the midst of re-watching all the episodes of LOST to date-starting with the Season 1 Premiere. Every night, every day, every spare minute, particulary utilizing weekend timeoff hours. The past two weekends have been […]

How to Create Your Own Cookie Recipe

How to Create Your Own Cookie Recipe

A few years ago, Mrs. Fields and ivillage hosted a cookie contest to celebrate Mrs. Fields 30th anniversary. Prompted by my friends, I decided to enter. I was careful to start experimenting early, and submit ahead of the deadline, but somehow my entry was never […]

Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

In Oregon, the only month in which you can depend on good weather, is the month of August. Weddings, camping trips, hikes and outdoor adventures always fill up the month of August in Oregon. And, while the rest of the country is busy starting school, […]

Right as Rain

Right as Rain

This months Sugar High Friday’s, #53, is hosted by Sweet Tooth; Theme: All Time Favorite Desserts, or in other words, something that you cannot live without. The moment that I read the string of words that make up that sentence, I knew my one thing […]

Dancing in the Kitchen

Dancing in the Kitchen

Some days you just need cookies, not want,… but need, cookies. Each one so toasty, so affectionate, so courteous as they travel to your tummy and send happy trails of crumbs from your fingertips and throughout every inch of your dancing limbs as they leap […]

Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds

It’s not enough to just know how to make a strikingly enticing and indulgent dessert… you have to be able to write about it on a blog that you designed in tandem with a website, preferably to supplement your blog. But all that effort is […]

Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious

Growing up I spent the summers between school terms visiting my sisters in Utah, or Mississippi, or Tennessee, creating some of my fondest memories. One summer I remember, I broke my sister Tina’s glass blender. They lived in a small remote town named Magee, in […]