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november goals

Here we are almost a week into November and I’m just getting around to setting my goals for the month. My parents came to visit this weekend, which was wonderful, but I totally lost track of the dates. With the holidays rapidly approaching and Will’s vacation on the horizon, I am so excited about the…

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pumpkin breakfast roundup

The crisp fall mornings showed up last week, and I think it might be safe to say that they are here to stay (fingers crossed!). Will leaves the house well before the sun comes up in the morning. I usually get up with him, and recently have been enjoying the early morning start with the…

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guide to coffee shops in the triangle

Coffee shops are my happy place. I love the atmosphere, the creativity, and, of course, the drinks and treats. Will and I go on coffee shop dates more often than evening dates, and always aim to support our local coffee shops when we aren’t brewing our own caffeinated drinks at home. There are so many…

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apple cake with apple cider soak, brown butter crumble, and cinnamon frosting

While cake is not my preferred dessert, I love the creativity that comes with making a cake. Each layer and part is an opportunity to create one piece of a greater flavor profile. This apple cake with apple cider soak, brown butter crumble, and cinnamon frosting is the perfect example. Fall and winter are my…

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apple recipe roundup

As we gear up for October and pumpkin season (which starts in September in my mind), I don’t want to leave out another great fall flavor – apples! I eat at least one apple a day, sometimes more, so while pumpkin is my favorite seasonal flavor, there is a special place in my heart for…

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earl grey shortbread cookies

I grew up in a tea-loving family. My parents have a tea drawer in the kitchen and I, the only tea drinker in my apartment, have enough tea to fill a drawer of my own. We don’t mess around when it comes to a good cup of tea. I didn’t try coffee until I was…

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loaded peanut butter cookies

Otherwise known as peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip peanut cookies, or, as my siblings refer to them, peanut butter crack cookies. There is a café nearby that flaunts the most wonderful bakery counter. Behind the glass are jars of cookies, freshly baked quick breads, biscuits, scones, and muffins of the day. While I love snacking…

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the perfect irish soda bread

One of the goals on my 60 before 30 list is making yeasted bread. In my many years of baking, yeast breads are one category that I have not yet mastered. Irish soda bread, which uses baking soda instead of yeast as a leavening agent almost seems like a stepping stone into the world of…

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2017 favorites

As 2017 comes to an end and we look forward to 2018, I enjoy looking back at some memories from the year. My word for the year was growth. As I reflect on the year’s events, I fell like I accomplished this goal in both my personal and professional life. 2017 was full of travel,…

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2017 gift guide for the hostess or entertainer

Next up on our list is a gift guide for the hostess and the entertainer. These are all small gifts that are easy to bring with you to the holiday parties you inevitably have scattered throughout December. Hostess gifts can be a fun opportunity to branch out and find a unique or luxurious item that…

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