Thanksgiving Placecards Three Ways


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[read more]

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.

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[read more]

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[read more]

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[read more]

Friday Fünf {the real oktoberfest}

"you are my hot wild tiger"

My dirndl waited patiently in the closet. The muscle between my thumb and pointer finger trained year long to hold countless liter beers in glass steins. We practiced our German numbers so we were prepared for the “Ein, Swei, Drei, G’Suffa” cheer. 

Friday Fünf {wedding month}


Well, I’m officially a married woman. It’s hard to express in words how amazing this last month of wedding festivities has been.  I spent a whole month doing crafts (any crafter’s dream), finalizing wedding details (party planners heaven), and hanging out with my family and friends.