Monthly Archives: October 2012

Yellow Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

This cake is good.  If you don’t believe me, you can ask one of my several friends who polished it off.  With their fingers.  In public.  In broad daylight.  Decent, self-respecting people… except when under the influence of cake. It’s … Continue reading

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Rosemary Flank Steak

  I wish that I could incorporate smells into my blog because if you’d walked into my condo while this was cooking last night, you’d be clamoring for this recipe.  It smells so good.  But it also tastes great. The … Continue reading

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My Carry On Essentials

A while back, my jet-setting friend Amanda shared her carry on essentials.  You can check out her awesome post here.  I picked up tons of tips from her, like using a little jewelry pouch for headphones.  While there’s certainly some … Continue reading

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Diet-Friendly Dinners

Tofu || Steak || Chicken || Salmon In my personal life, I’m kind of known for my desserts.  My cupcakes have an especially good reputation.  And it’s true: I do have a passion for baking.  But I also really love … Continue reading

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Faking Fall

Fall has always been my favorite season.  It’s meant a relief from brutal summer temperatures, a birthday around the corner, and cozy clothing made for snuggles with your man or beast of choice.  Maybe it was the many years of … Continue reading

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Bison Chili

To me, the best thing about winter is comfort food.  Unfortunately, a lot of comfort food is loaded with fattening cream, pasta, and cheese.  But not this bison chili.  It’s lean and packed with vegetables- so even though I’ve been … Continue reading

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Baked Brie Hearts

One of the easiest, most impressive appetizers I know of is baked brie.  You buy pastry dough, brie, and a preserved fruit (dried or canned).  Top the wheel of brie with the fruit, wrap it in the dough, and bake … Continue reading

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