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Pistachio Brittle

December 13, 2011
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Until last week the only type of brittle I’d ever made was my mom’s microwave version. I documented it on this blog in a furious tizzy years ago after I was woken up by the troop of fools who used to shovel snow and hack away at ice in our apartment community at ungodly hours […]

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New and Improved Julia Child Prayer Candle

September 22, 2011
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Look who just arrived in the mail today all the way from New York?! It’s Julia Child! Well Julia as imagined by the fabulous Veronica Soto of Qassa. You might remember the original incarnation of the Julia Child Prayer Candle from way back in 2009, well Julia’s got a brand new bag…or wick as the […]

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Chef’s Pencil Set

August 12, 2010
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I’ve never really been the Etsy addict that so many of you are. Occasionally I’d see something cute that other friends had purchased online but I never really took the time to scour the store for one-of-a-kind finds. That is until recently. In the last three months I’ve started to impulse shop on Etsy like […]

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The Lazy Baker Cookie Mix

August 24, 2009
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Generally speaking I make fun of people who use mixes to bake cookies. I mean, come on, how hard is it to soften some butter, break a few eggs, and measure a little flour? Not very. But I can see the appeal, especially for those of you with kids, carpools, soccer practice and ballet class […]

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The Julia Child Prayer Candle

April 2, 2009
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I bet you thought I was kidding when I said I was going to buy one of these. Well guess what? I did! Sometimes it seems like Julia Child is the only person who really understands how bad it makes me feel when I burn an entire batch of roasted asparagus into charcoal-like crisps. But […]

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