February 2011

Salted Caramel Cake

February 17, 2011

To be clear, the cake part is actually chocolate – poor, unassuming, regular chocolate cake. Sure, you can use a boxed mix like I did.  Or you could use your Grandma’s best chocolate cake recipe.  Or any chocolate cake recipe.  Just make a chocolate cake and let it quietly cool as you begin the frosting […]

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Have You Laughed Today?

February 16, 2011

I love laughing…laughing’s my favorite!

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Adventures in Gluten- and Dairy-Free Cooking

February 16, 2011

Last night I was out of my element.  Totally out.  We had our friends Robbie and Stefanie over for dinner, and they brought their friend Mariah (who is wonderful!).  The problem – which, by the way, turned out to not be a problem at all – Mariah can’t eat gluten OR dairy.   Everything I […]

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Books

February 15, 2011

Books are humanity in print. -Barbara Tuchman

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Chocolate Chip Cookies – My Way

February 15, 2011

I don’t accept defeat well.  In fact, my husband would probably say that I don’t accept defeat at all.  Ever. This is nice…when you’re playing a sport and have the desire to win.  It’s not so great during marital spats and baking chocolate chip cookies at altitude.  If you’ve been reading this blog for any […]

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Organic Winner!

February 14, 2011

And the winner of the Door to Door Organics giveaway is…. HEATHER!!! Heather, just let me know the best email address for you (heathersdish [at] gmail [dot] com) and we’ll get that coupon to ASAP!

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My Valentine

February 14, 2011

Although I don’t really feel like Valentine’s Day needs to happen to show love to others, I have to say that I am so incredibly thankful for my amazing Valentine.  Nate, you are wonderful in every sense of the word, and I love you more than I could ever express with words. I love every […]

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Sex Party

February 14, 2011

This weekend I went to a sex party.  Actually, I went just a couple hours after church.   Sex party?  Oh, yeah, it’s a shindig where friends and family gather together to find out the sex of a couple’s baby.   Get your mind out of the gutter. Our friends Robbie and Stefanie had the […]

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The Day I Met Ree Drummond

February 13, 2011

I never said I was smooth.  Ever.  In fact, the level of social awkwardness that can overtake me at times is pretty distressful. Really, promise.  Just ask anyone that knows me.  Good thing I can cook… Yesterday, after hosting a baby shower for my amazing friend Emma, Nate and I headed down to the Tattered […]

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Baked Cherry Pies

February 11, 2011

I’m going 100% Sandra Lee on this one, and don’t even care.  Neither will you once you taste them!  There are just some things that can’t be messed up, and one of those is store-bought biscuit dough.  I will say that when I want biscuits, I want the real deal, but it’s so easy to […]

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