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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 […]

In A Rut

In A Rut

Lately I feel like I have a surplus of energy! Maybe after working 67 hours a week, consecutively week after week, having an extra 27 hours makes a normal 40 hour work week suddenly feel so unproductive! Gabriel and I talked about having this pie […]

“I Am A Bad Man”

“I Am A Bad Man”

Since it’s already a few days past E7, and I’m just now sharing our dinner details of S6E6, I’ll spare you the drawn out theories, or at least I’ll try. We caught up at in the laws over Sunday dinner, with a Sayid theme-justifying Turkey, […]

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 […]

Feeling Toasty

Feeling Toasty

I never quite got around to making last month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge. I have to admit, I was extremely intimidated by it, (yes! that is the purpose of the DB) and every time I walked into the kitchen to tackle it… I ended up instead […]

Welcome Reprieve

Welcome Reprieve

This month’s Daring Bakers challenge was not nearly as difficult as I had anticipated. When I first read the instructions, the whole “to make it easier to pull the dough, you can use your hip to secure the dough against the edge of the table;” […]

Come Listen to a Prophets Voice Day One

Come Listen to a Prophets Voice Day One

A little while back in Primary, one of the leaders was explaining to the children that we wouldn’t be meeting the following week because it was General Conference, when immediately one of the children yelled out, “That means doughnuts!” Being a huge proponent for any […]

Honeymoon Period

Honeymoon Period

I think the first time I had Crème Brûlée was on our Honeymoon Cruise, and considering it was part of a buffet line I’m a bit surprised that it made an impression that was positive. Grand Caymen, Cozumel, and New Orleans 2002. The cruise director […]

Dancing Irish Elves

Dancing Irish Elves

The best thing about St. Patrick’s Day is waking up the earliest of anyone else in the house to be the first to make it to the fridge to dye the milk.Yep, green. Although growing up it didn’t really matter if you were first one […]

Destiny Calls

Destiny Calls

I mentioned before that I have a compulsory addition to the television series Lost, and my hint in Monday’s Food Appreciation post regarding my excitement for Christmas, (in terms of excitement) was of course about Lost. This post may further reveal my complete obsession with […]