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Tropical Toffee

December 14, 2012
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Note: This toffee recipe recreation was originally published on Eat Boutique. If there’s one thing I’ve gleaned from paging through Liz Gutman and Jen King’s high calorie cookbook it’s that candy making is supposed to be fun. Bright colors, smiley faces and quirky images abound in The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook. My favorite image, a little […]

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Pistachio-Cranberry Christmas Cookies

December 10, 2012
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These are actually my new go-to Christmas cookies. I’ve lost count of how many batches I’ve made. Last year I got obsessed baking everything under the sun with pistachios including this insanely good Pistachio Brittle. Then I found a recipe for pretty green Pistachio Cookies. Super cute, right? Also, insanely delicious. However, the recipe I […]

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Let the Christmas Pinning Obsession Begin!

November 26, 2012
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Is everyone still pinning obsessed? I know I’m not quite as addicted to Pinterest as I used to be but that doesn’t mean that I still don’t check in almost daily. That’s especially true as major holidays and events begin to loom on the horizon. A good example of this new habit occurred recently was when I found […]

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An Early Start to Christmas

November 25, 2012
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We successfully ate our way through Thanksgiving weekend although the way I feel tonight does not bode well for the dictionary definition of “successful” — to be more accurate I suppose you would probably need to say that we are stuffed to the gills and ready to be sold at auction to a portly couple sporting aprons and […]

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Local Holiday Event Alert

November 16, 2012
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Sorry readers, unless you’re local then the following will not appeal to you but for those of your in the Boston area I’d just like to take a moment to point out two pretty fantastic upcoming events that you should definitely make an effort to check out. My favorite cooking school, Create-a-Cook, is hosting a Drop in […]

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Let’s Have a Roast Ornament

November 9, 2012
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Just briefly this evening I thought it might be fun to report that I have definitely found my Christmas ornament to commemorate 2012. When I saw this trio of happy and not so happy marshmallows on the ModCloth website I burst into peels of laughter. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve burned my own s’more […]

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That Darn Cat: Dexter Strikes Again

November 6, 2012
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Well…Dexter has done it again. Tonight I came home to find one of my favorite little knickknacks shattered. This pretty glass dutch oven happened to be part of a set of Christmas ornaments that my lovely friend Carrie sent to me way back in 2008. Each time I’ve moved between then and now (4 exhausting times and […]

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Festive Images from the Great Dickens Christmas Fair

December 21, 2011
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A few weeks ago a google ad (of all things) appeared on the sidebar of a blog advertising something called “The Great Dickens Christmas Fair.” It caught my eye and I instantly thought that it sounded like something I would really enjoy. So I clicked on it. I rarely click on ads so when the […]

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