Cranberry Christmas Centerpiece

December 22, 2010
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I feel the need to start this post with a nod to just how proud I am to have created something that looks as cool as this! I know that sounds completely narcissistic and horrible but I am so not a crafty person. Last year I made the ugliest felt Christmas ornaments you’ve ever seen […]

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Win an Ebelskiver Pan at Yummery!

December 20, 2010

My sister site, Yummery, is sponsoring a delicious giveaway this week. 1 lucky reader will win their very own Ebelskiver pan! Are thoughts of puffy filled pancakes making your stomach growl? Then, click here to head over to Yummery and test your holiday luck!

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Cinnamon Bun Ebelskivers

December 19, 2010
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My mother will be so jealous when she reads this post. She’s been talking about buying an Ebelskiver pan forever whereas I would look at the odd little thing and thoughts of disastrous outcomes danced in my head. But having recently been gifted the potentially hissy fit producing gizmo I garnered at much courage as […]

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How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew by Erin Bried

December 13, 2010
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Update: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Emmy, lucky number 39! You may remember around this time last year that I glowingly reviewed a book by author Erin Bried. I couldn’t say enough about How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew and I’m certain that those of you who […]

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A Screaming Good Giveaway on Sister Site Yummery

December 7, 2010

My sister site, Yummery, is sponsoring a delicious giveaway this week. 10 lucky readers will be awarded a coupon for a free 1.5 quart of Edy’s/Dreyer’s ice cream. Are thoughts of Egg Nog, Cookie Dough, Rocky Road, and Peanut Butter Cup dancing through your head now? If so, click here to head over to Yummery […]

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Tate’s Bake Shop

November 30, 2010

Would you believe me if I told you that a mail order cookie could taste like homemade? I know…I know…I can hear you scoffing from the safety of your laptop, but I’m here to assure you that yes, Virginia, the cookies from Tate’s Bake Shop based in Southampton, New York will easily pass as fresh […]

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Watson: Espresso Fiend

November 24, 2010

Last night I tried to be proactive and make a batch of homemade marshmallows for Aunt Kara’s Thanksgiving Ambrosia. Right from the start I had an ominous feeling and I essentially knew I was completely screwed when all of the fluff clustered around the mixer’s whip in a gigantic whirling semi-solid ball. Oops… Tonight, when […]

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Cornmeal Lime Cookies

November 17, 2010
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In addition to the bizarre brown-sugar whole wheat apple turnovers that they served in my school cafeteria I was also obsessively enamored with a cornmeal cookie that made a command appearance every now and again. As far as I can remember the Livermore Falls lunch line is literally the only place I’ve ever seen one […]

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