The Top Thirteen of 2013 (Plus, One More…and a Tie)

Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Hi all! Long time, no…see? I mean, I don’t actually get to see you guys, so I’m not sure that really applies. Whatever. Let’s just go with it. You may have noticed that I’ve been on a little holiday hiatus, and let me just clear this up right now: It. Was. Awesome. Just what I […]...

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Peppermint Mocha Shortbread

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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I decided that we needed one more batch of baked treats before Christmas arrives, so I whipped up some shortbread. A. Because it’s super stupid easy. And 2. Because the Hubster thinks shortbread is the greatest thing in all the land. Easy decision. It helps that these are also ridiculously delicious. When I first planned […]...

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No-rise Hot Buttered Rum Cinnamon Rolls

Sunday, December 22, 2013
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This year, I have the second best Christmas tree ever, thanks to my sister. The first best Christmas tree was because of her, too, though, so I don’t feel bad saying this one is second. We got home from England last night, late. The first thing to greet us when we opened the door was […]...

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Red Velvet Eggnog Cupcakes

Monday, December 16, 2013
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Pub crawlers and dropped pants. That’s where this post is headed. You’re been warned. As you know, the Hubster and I are currently in England, and boy oh boy, did we get a welcome! We arrived Friday afternoon, on the ferry into Dover. From there, we drove to Oxford, where we spent the weekend. On Friday […]...

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Gingerbread Muffins with Chocolate Cinnamon Streusel

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Did I mention to you guys that the Hubster and I are going to England? In two days? OMGICAN’TEVENWAIT. We leave Friday morning, early, and we’re driving across Belgium into France, to Calais. From Calais, we are taking the ferry across the English Channel to Dover. The Ferry. Across the freaking English Channel. TO DOVER! […]...

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Cinnamon Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Saturday, December 7, 2013
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I currently live in a foreign country. Well, foreign to my U.S. readers…and anyone outside of the Netherlands…you know what I mean. Anyway, I live here in the Netherlands, but I don’t speak Dutch. Maybe I speak a little. Very, very little. Okay, okay, hardly any at all, but it’s not like I’m not trying. It’s […]...

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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Thursday, November 28, 2013
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Happy Thanksgiving today to all of my American friends around the world! I don’t know about you guys, but we’re taking things pretty easy around here. No turkey this year – just some homemade chicken and dumplings. Well, the dumplings are going to be sweet potato dumplings, because I couldn’t find sweet potatoes for sale […]...

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Happy 50th Birthday, Doctor Who!

Saturday, November 23, 2013
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Tonight is the night, my friends! In a few short hours, the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who will air (and in 3D, if you’re lucky)!! I’m wildly excited! I haven’t been happy with every decision and all the changes that have come to the show through the years, but I have always loved The […]...

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Spiced Pear Pie-Cakes

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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I’m basically trying to burn off approximately 2,000 croissants from our trip to Spain last week. Seriously, you cannot go into a building in Spain and not find a croissant. It’s the best thing ever. Of course, there’s also all manner of other pastries, but I mean…croissants. We had large ones, plain ones, chocolate ones, […]...

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Maple Butternut Squash Bread with Maple Butter

Sunday, November 10, 2013
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Do you guys ever fell like you just need to unplug for awhile? Sometimes, with the blog and Instagram and Facebook and twitter, I just feel like I’m constantly online, I constantly have my face in an iPad, smartphone, or computer screen. I decided this past week to take some time of from the online […]...

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