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Blackberries and the Olympics

June 15, 2012
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Our recent trip to the Pacific Northwest was marvelous. I feel like a broken record saying this over and over again, but the experience really was that remarkable. After traveling, eating and gathering inspiration – attending & speaking at BlogHer Food to cap off our vacation helped me tie all of my disconnected thoughts together. […]

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Peach Blueberry Cobbler Pie

May 17, 2012
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Summer is almost here. Almost. I can feel it creeping around the corner, and I know it will be on full blast as soon as we return from our trip to the Pacific Northwest next month. Luckily, we have amazing locally grown fruits to get me through these humid Southern summers, and nothing says summer […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Pudding with Some Help from the Husband

March 27, 2012
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I grew up eating banana pudding. Yes, me. That Taiwanese girl who grew up in Appalachia. My parents served it as a dessert selection in the buffet at their Chinese restaurant. Of course, it was the standard vanilla pudding with vanilla wafers and big slices of banana, but I really did eat almost every day […]

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Green Tea Lemon Cupcakes

March 14, 2012
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With Spring and St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I felt that a springy-type of dessert was in order. These cupcakes were inspired by one of Paul’s favorite Starbucks drinks: Green Tea Lemonade. It was perfect because I’ve been wanting to make a dessert using the great matcha green tea powder that I’ve been […]

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White Chocolate Samoas | Girl Scout Cookie Phenomenon

February 23, 2012
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It’s girl scout cookie season again, and Facebook has shown me that cookie fever has most certainly hit the majority of my friends. I’ve always wondered – there seem to be a lot more women who start their own businesses as opposed to men. In fact, I believe I heard somewhere that women start businesses […]

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Fruits of our Labor

January 24, 2012
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When we moved out to the suburbs of Atlanta over two years ago, my mind went into cultural shock from being one of the very few couples in our neighborhood without children to having a 40 minute drive get to midtown Atlanta. Luckily (or not) I happened to work from home and a daily commute […]

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Chai Shortbread | The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

December 12, 2011
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I have been wanting to try tea-infused baking for a while. Just something about adding the flavors of a tea to the sweetness of a baked good intrigued me. When I found out about the 1st Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap hosted by Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Julie of The Little […]

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Peppermint Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting | Secret Recipe Club

December 12, 2011
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I had so much fun participating in the Secret Recipe Club last month, I was so excited to do it all over again this month. The concept of the Secret Recipe Club is just so much fun. You are assigned a blog, from which you can choose and make any of their recipes, including being […]

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What I’m Thankful For… and Cranberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake

November 25, 2011
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a Friendsgiving, followed by a Thanksgiving dinner at our house, some Black Friday shopping and then another dinner at the in-laws’ house. I’m finally starting to recuperate and catch up on work from the busyness of the long weekend, and am already looking forward to the […]

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Spiced Pear Plum Pie {Love the Pie}

November 16, 2011
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This year I discovered a new found love and respect for pie. I used to be more of a cake person, but that’s when the thought of pie brought about visions of pumpkin, chocolate cream and lemon meringue. Me, being not a huge fan of the creams and gel textures would shy away from the […]

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