Nutella Brownie Bites

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Last week, Jon’s office threw us a celebratory “apero” for our recent nuptials. I thought it was just a casual happy hour, so I arrived fashionably late, per usual. As I arrived, everyone was sitting down in a circle and there was an empty seat at the head of the circle, next to Jon, waiting […]

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Thanksgiving Placecards Three Ways

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This Thanksgiving is going to be quite an affair. The location is 81st and Columbus, at the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. The guest count is 30+, the menu is planned, rentals ordered, caterer ready, and the decor is in the works. The most interesting fact is that this will all be held in […]

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Pumpkin Pancakes

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I used to have plans every weekend. Not necessarily big plans, but I would go into the weekend knowing that my Saturday included yoga at 9:30, brunch with a girlfriend, shopping in the afternoon, and meeting friends for dinner/drinks that night. And Sunday would be similar, maybe including an open house or sports watching.

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Sour Cream Apple Bars

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Our friends, Colette and Jeffrey (you may remember his bloody mary’s), made a 2-day pit stop in Zurich on their vacation throughout Germany.  We haven’t had many guests yet, but I think after this past weekend, we have created a nice little routine for future visitors. Unsurprisingly, it involves a lot of food…both sweet and […]

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie

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I have this bad habit when I bake. I seldom read the directions in full before I start making the recipe. I mean, I have good intentions to do so, but my impatience gets the best of me and I just start baking. My mom did not understand this. I would mess up whatever I […]

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Pumpkin Chicken Curry

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I don’t think I have ever watched so much TV as I did last week. I was the first one home sick on the couch, then another one bit the dust so I had to keep him company in front of the television. By the end of the week, all I could think and talk […]

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