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dessert: hot chocolate

On December 9, 2011 By admin

Friends,

I apologize for my absence. Here is what I’ve been doing:

Hot Chocolate with dashes of Cinnamon and Chili Powder.

‘Nuff Said.

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Oh Costco. I don’t know what to do with you. You take such good care of me. But just when I think we were meant to be, you rip my heart apart with your impulse purchases (or are they mine?). Sweet Costco. Last week I read a fascinating article about your pumpkin pies. You know [...]

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I feel like crying as I write this. My oldest is turning 12 this Sunday. 12. Twelve. 1-2. If you know Ellie, you may know why I’m now officially crying. She’s a great girl. And now she’s going to be a great lady. The birthday cake below is what she has requested for her special [...]

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It is that time of the year. Can you believe it? Time for costumes, cinnamon sticks, orange leaves, and oh so much more. I thought we’d ease in to the beauty of autumnal life with an oldie but goodie. I’m sure many of you already have a pumpkin cookie recipe. But who doesn’t love these [...]

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I’ve been told that one of my greatest talents in life is my ability to invite myself to anything. It’s true. I have a knack. Cringe worthy, yes. Useful? Depends on the circumstance.

Well, I have invited myself into an actual family. Yes, a family. The Tueller sisters. If you don’t know a Tueller, you [...]

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Cookie: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

On September 18, 2011 By admin

I have to be honest with you about this recipe. And don’t be mad. After talking to several friends about our doings this summer, we all agreed on one thing: We gained weight. Ouch. But, I’m here to tell you why I’m a bit chunkier now than I was in June. It’s because of the [...]

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Friends, it’s that time of the year.

Yes, clementines are here. But I’m talking about Cookie Time. There are so many possibilities and we all have our favorites. But I’ll start with the most simple cookie. They go by so many names: mexican wedding cakes, russian tea cakes, snowballs. It doesn’t matter what [...]

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Baking: The Perfect Cinnamon Roll

On November 14, 2010 By TandO

Ahhhhh, winter weather. It is here. And unless you live in a little place I call MagicLand (aka Berkeley, CA), you will know what I am talking about. When I see storms brewing, frost forming on windows, snow flurrying, I want one thing and one thing only: cinnamon rolls. Okay, maybe I want two things [...]

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Drink: Caramel Apple Cider

On October 22, 2009 By admin

It’s a shame how long I’ve gone without posting anything. Life has taken over. Last summer, as we drifted about enjoying our free time, I looked at my growing girls and suspected that Fall would be crazy nutty. And although I usually don’t write much about my family online, I must say that this Fall [...]

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Dessert: A Keeper Cupcake

On September 3, 2009 By admin

Long story short–I was looking for a keeper cupcake recipe and I found it here. Print this one out, it’s a keeper. Just one note on the frosting–when I made it, it was not chocolatey enough for me. So, I dabbed the middle of each cupcake with pure melted [...]

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