Tag Archives: Friends

Eating My Fill in The Big Easy


I have a confession to make: Half of the reason I’m excited about our short vacation in New Orleans next year is because of all the possibilities of good food.  And beignets.  I’ve been dying to try one since my … Continue reading

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Strawberry Limeade Cake


The last twelve months have been absolutely insane, full of ups and downs and a whole host of new experiences.  Today we celebrated with the Munchkin’s first birthday party, and the joy of seeing him sitting in the grass trying … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Prep


I think the best thing about the Super Bowl is that it’s just one more excuse to get together with friends, eat tons of good food, and have a good time.  And I say that as someone who loves football … Continue reading

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Balsamic Honey-Glazed Carrots


I love the holidays.  Friends, family, time off work, new recipes to try, nasty stomach bugs making the rounds… Well, maybe not that last one.  But everyone’s on the road to recovery now, so I guess I should get back … Continue reading

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Friendsmas Cooking


One of my favorite parts of the year is getting together for friends to celebrate Christmas, or Friendsmas as I like to call it.  It’s a great time to hang out, swap gifts, play games, and share good food.  It’s … Continue reading

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Adventures in Kolacky-Land


I’ve recently been given two recipes for kolacky by friends of mine.  Kolacky (or kolache or kolace) are Polish/Lithuanian/Czech cookies or pastries filled with fruity jam filling and sprinkled with powdered sugar. I started with the easy recipe, since I … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Novo Dolce


In our town, restaurants are a dime a dozen.  Good restaurants, however, restaurants that don’t pull their meals out of the freezer in the back and slap them in the microwave, are much harder to find.  They tend to get … Continue reading

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Turkey Day Planning


Well, we’re back in the hot seat again this year, in a good way: hosting Thanksgiving for our local friends.  Last year was very laid-back, with just me, Southern Honey, and a brace of Cornish hens.  This year, on the … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Food


I have a love affair with the Middle East.  The culture, the food, the music, the languages… I find it fascinating and incredibly complex. I’m not sure whether my love of the region came from my decision to major in … Continue reading

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Non-drinking buzzkills not allowed!


First, a moment of praise: Southern Honey cooked dinner!  I had stopped by WalMart to pick up a few things for a new recipe I want to try, and by the time I got home, he’d popped some chicken and … Continue reading

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