December 2011

Eat the Love’s Year End Recap & a Giveaway!

December 29, 2011

Hey there folks! It’s the end of the year and all I can do is wonder how 2011 went by so fast. It seems like yesterday that I was entering the year, bright eyed, bushy tailed and excited to see where the year would lead and here it is, nearly at an end. One of […]

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Peppermint Candied Popcorn – Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2011

For the past month of December, just before Christmas, I’ve been helping a friend out at a fancy department store, working in their epicure section. In fact, I’ve been handing out cookies to rich people browsing and walking around in their designer jeans that cost more than my share of the rent for the month. […]

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The Last Minute, Don’t Panic, Holiday Gift Guide

December 20, 2011

Holy Crap! Christmas is in FIVE days. I haven’t bought any gifts yet. NOT. A. SINGLE. THING. Which has me in a bit of a tizzy. I know you feel my pain. So, even though I should be actually shopping, instead I’ve been staring at other people’s holiday gift guides and it got me thinking, […]

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Snappy Cinnamon Spice Bun Cookies with Honey Buttermilk Glaze and a Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

December 15, 2011

I was running late, working at the high-end department store (which is another story for another time) when I realize that I just wasn’t going to make it to both parties that I was scheduled back-to-back for that night. So, picking and choosing, I went with the one where cookies were involved. After all, I […]

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My Favorite Cookbooks of 2011

December 12, 2011

So let’s talk cookbooks for a moment – cookbooks addiction actually. I think I’d like to start a cookbook support group for those of us who constantly accumulate them, without any regard to where to store them, fiscal responsibility, or how they may impact our relationship. Case in point: AJ and I used to have […]

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Apple Brown Butter Bay Leaf Spice Cookies for the Gluten Free Ratio Rally

December 7, 2011

It’s been a bit of a stressful time for me lately. I won’t go into the details as that’s a post for another time, but thankfully I had plenty of excuses to bake, which is what calms me down the most. A quick look at the calendar and I realized that it was time for […]

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Pear & Dried Cherries Butterscotch Muffins and a Tour of Harry & David’s Farm

December 5, 2011

A couple of months ago I was invited up to Medford, Oregon to tour the Harry & David orchards. I personally love to do farm tours and the chance to tour the legendary Harry & David pear orchards was too good to pass up. I’m a fan of their pears ever since I received a […]

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Red Wine Caramel Apple Ice Cream & a Trip to Columbus Ohio

December 1, 2011

I have to admit that I was a bit dubious when I got the email. “Come join us and discover firsthand why Columbus, Ohio one of the nation’s fastest rising food destination.” But having grown up in the Midwest (St. Louis, Missouri – yay Cardinals!) I’m not one to automatically dismiss the idea that a […]

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