Archives: February 2010

Ina Garten’s Mac & Cheese

This recipe has been in my bookmarks for almost a year now, after I saw her make it on an episode of Barefoot Contessa. Not too long ago, a dear friend wondered if I had a good recipe of macaroni & cheese, and I remembered this. So when we had a wonderfully rainy and dreary

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The ugly (but yummy) cake

Baking is sort of my thing. It has been since I was in middle school. Icing, however, is something I’m still learning about. This weekend, I was making a birthday cake for The Boy’s grandfather, and was running out of time. So when the layers were almost cool, I began icing. More on that. Since

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Big Brother is Everywhere

When I first read this story two days ago, I’d wanted to comment. I wanted to discuss it here, but knew that I needed some time to distance myself and be able to speak about it without simply fuming about how angry I was (the white hot anger with the flames shooting from the side

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Be Fabulous

I have a new mantra. Be Fabulous. I turned 30 not that long ago, and on my birthday was in bed, watching TV and started to think back over my twenties and whether or not I was happy with the person who was suddenly 30. I wasn’t. I love my life- my husband, my boys

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Valentine’s Day

I fall a bit in the anti-Valentine’s Day camp. I don’t like being told that this one day a year should be the ultimate day of romance for The Boy and I. Usually, it just means that the day will blow up in our faces and be one of the worst of the year. So

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Southwest vs the power of the ‘net: Kevin Smith wins

One of the stories now flooding the mainstream news, but already over the Twittersphere was Kevin Smith being ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight. He was told it was because he violated their “Customers of Size” policy (which says that any customer who is unable to lower both armrests must purchase two seats). Interestingly enough,

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Google’s odd stumbles in social networking

I admit it. I love Google. I use Google as my main search engine and use Gmail as my primary email. So any time that Google announces a new product, I give them a shot. It’s hard to deny that Google has helped revolutionize the way we use the internet. It simplified the search engine,

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The Spa Day Strikes Back

If you can’t guess from the title, I went to a spa for the second time. Namely, Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa in Corona. I went for the first time during the middle of the summer, and had a lovely lovely time. But six months later, it was clear that I needed some R&R, so

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Kismet: Cranberry Almond Cookies

I’m not sure how I wound up at this recipe. It might have been a link in a blog, or I might have googled ‘cranberry almond’ out of desperation, looking for something to bake. Regardless, I wound up at The Wednesday Chef and her post for Regina Schrambling’s Almond-Cranberry Cookies. And I realized, that I

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About this blog

I’ve tried and tried to restart this blog. First I tried blogging art, writing, then food- and something was missing. Me. So, for better or for worse, you’re going to get it all. I started really blogging at the end of 2003 on Livejournal. Back then, it was mostly my life and my attempts to

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