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Toffee Crack + My New Friend Sarah

Roommate Lauren’s friend Amanda (who is my friend too I might add) made toffee for her right before Christmas. I had a sample (read: I ate most of it) and found it to be the perfect most delicious thing ever … Continue reading

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This Weekend: The One Where We Had an Impromptu Thanksgiving Dinner

In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not make most of the food you are about to see. Carpool Amber’s husband-to-be did and it was delicious. Happy Thanksgiving week!

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A Shower During a Hurricane

I fully intended to post these pictures on Monday afternoon, or Tuesday morning, or Wednesday or even Thursday. Instead they’re going up on Friday. Opps. Here are some shots of a bridal shower I hosted for my dear friend Mary. … Continue reading

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I Love Treats and America Equally

I struggled with what to name this post. Should it be “I love treats and America” or should it be “I love America and treats,” I thought to myself.  Which do I love more, my country or my sweets? I … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Now Let’s Eat Some Cookies.

One of the great things about Easter is getting to enjoy whatever you’ve given up for Lent. I gave up tried to give up caffeine but several of my friends gave up sweets. I made my friend Snooki the following cookies in … Continue reading

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Mumps’ Pumpkin Chiffon

Even though Thanksgiving has come and gone, I couldn’t resist sharing one of my favorite recipes. Also, if you’re like me, you appreciate pumpkin desserts any time of the year. (And if you’re really like me, you bought two huge cans … Continue reading

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Scenes from a Georgetown Thanksgiving

The next best thing to spending Thanksgiving with your family is playing hostess for the holiday.  If you’re unable to go home for turkey day, I’ve found that spending it with a finely selected group of friends will suffice. I … Continue reading

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