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Paying Homage

Paying Homage

A new year always brings about ridiculous resolutions that never stick, and wild claims and accusations about becoming a “new you” – as if something was wrong with the person you were 30 seconds ago. While growth and knowledge increase our experience and understanding, our […]

Free Soda and Snacks

Free Soda and Snacks

“Your cubicle is in the basement; the Mountain Dew dispenser is on the right.” When Gabriel first showed me this video a couple weeks ago, my belly ached and I couldn’t see for the tears in my eyes from laughing so much. It’s funny because […]

Love and Adoration

Love and Adoration

At the risk of sounding like I’m complaining, I’m a little sad that for the second year in a row Gabriel will be punching the clock on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s has always been Gabriel’s holiday, inducted the first year we were together when he planned […]

Gratifying Concoction

Gratifying Concoction

The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and Baking. For the first time, The Daring Bakers partnered with Sugar High Fridays for a co-event and Elissa was the gracious hostess of both. Using the theme of beurre noisette, or browned […]

Climbing Trees

Climbing Trees

I grew up on Main Street; I don’t say that like the politicians say it (who are all lying anyway), I say that because I literally grew up on a Main Street. I always found the name a little silly because we lived in a […]

Sundae Crêpes: Blackberry Lemon

Sundae Crêpes: Blackberry Lemon

Gabriel and I stayed in all weekend. We played Super Mario Wii until I developed carpal tunnel. We enjoyed strawberry crêpes on Saturday, and blackberry lemon crêpes on Sunday. Gabriel told jokes, and I giggled. We developed a new tradition: Sundae Crêpes. Blackberry Lemon Crêpes […]

Do You Have What it Takes?

Do You Have What it Takes?

After adoring the movie: Julie and Julia I immediately came home, made Julia’s Reine De Saba Cake and gushed over the movie for months! I begged my sister to see it with me, and when she couldn’t lock down plans, I hijacked her while her […]

Unveiling Lë mon

Unveiling Lë mon

A chocolate core… covered in a creamy lemon candy fondant…. and wrapped in chewy, buttery caramel and toasted pecans… is what makes up the new Sweet Log: Lë mon. This sweet log is a perfect combination of sweet and sour. For sale now at Fahrenheit […]

My Only Advice

My Only Advice

Ever since I saw The Kitchen Sink Recipes‘ Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake – I had to have it. I had to have it in the worst way possible,… but, the last encounter I had with a bundt cake pan ended with decimated cake wallpapering my […]

7 Day Itch

7 Day Itch

One thing I’ve never been too keen on: stretching. Stretching in my opinion, is like pre-soaking laundry. When you pre-soak laundry, you are putting clothes in water with soap, just before you put them in water with soap. I’ve just always felt like running was […]