Archive | November, 2011

Best & Worst Christmas Songs

It’s officially After Thanksgiving. That means that people (ahem, me) won’t judge you for blaring your Christmas music or putting up your lights and hanging your wreaths. But Christmas songs get old quick, people, and I’m already tired of most of them. It’s hard to find one now that I don’t mind listening to. There […]

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Savory Bacon, Onion, Pear, Fig, & Bleu Cheese Pie

It’s a long title.¬†But I couldn’t leave out any of those components. Without Scratch n’ Sniff Technology, there is just no way for me to express to you how potently fragrant this dish was. It’s just one of the dishes I made for Thanksgiving this year, but I think it’s definitely my favorite one. Without […]

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Things I Like: X

  Today I thought I’d share china patterns. As a child, it was the Treat of the Week if Mom let us eat off of her “fine china.” As an adult, I still have a fascination with the stuff. I may never own any–and that’s a-ok–but I still like to look. Eden Turquiose by Bernardaud […]

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Winter Goals 2011

Before I get down to it, I’d like to express how grateful I am to have a home to return to after the tornado that cut a 27 mile swath through my town. Many of my neighbors weren’t so lucky. Including the ones right next to and across from me. I’m a lucky, lucky girl. […]

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Things That Annoy Me

The following post was written in cahoots with Billy Boy. I figured since I told you last week all the things I was thankful for that I could bitch and moan a little here. Consider this the yin to last week’s yang. So….some things that annoy me. Again–this is not comprehensive. 1. People who think […]

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Grown-Up Beanie Weenies

I recently rediscovered my crockpot. It sat, unused, under my sink for years. Oh, I’d take it out and make chili or some other crockpot-y type thing for parties, but for the most part it just gathered dust. You might say I was uninspired. But suddenly my life has gotten incredibly busy. I just don’t […]

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Things I’m Thankful For

It’s November, and¬†November means many things to me. It means that wearing layers of sweaters is now acceptable and even necessary. It means that bleary weather–called “November Days” by that¬†irrepressible redhead, Anne Shirley–is here, and I love bleary weather. It also means that I can eat soup and not become overheated. Living in The South, […]

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Rocky Road Cookies

This weekend I made a batch of cookies….twice. This normally doesn’t happen. (And no, it’s not because I burned them. I didn’t.) See, El Guapo loves cookies more than many, many things. More than cake. More than Lionel Richie’s solo career. More than Nike shoes. And yes, (probably) more than he loves me. Oh well. […]

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