Yearly Archives: 2013

{ all i want for christmas }

  Today was the day. I knew we needed to show Aunt Paige a fun time – we had her all to ourselves today – and this California girl is such a good sport about the snow. So. We went to lunch at Murphy’s, where we virtuously ordered grilled chicken and salad, and then ate […]

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{ a glimspe at what I assume most everyone is doing these days }

  Impromptu family lunch with chili and salad and corn bread. Mom and Dad, Nana and Papa, Paigey and Rylan, and all the kids. Everyone slept in random spots around the living room afterwards (and I woke myself up when I started snoring. OMG. I humiliate myself on a daily basis these days, I swear!). […]

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{ THE beef stew recipe }

So. Have you checked your bank statement (s) to make sure you weren’t affected by the Target scam? I checked last night and had 4 fraudulent charges that totaled just over $600. Wells Fargo was great about submitting a claim, but it takes awhile for them to investigate and reimburse you. What a mess – […]

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{ a tried and true recipe }

  Here’s the Sugar Cookie recipe. Soft, vanilla yumminess. But the almond frosting is the best part. I make the dough and frosting ahead of time and store in the fridge. Bake them while the kids are at school and let them decorate when you get home. Spreading it over a few days makes it […]

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{ before my pregnancy glucose test … }

  (My domestic sister in law sent me this picture today. She returns to us for the Holidays starting tomorrow. Hurry, please.)   This years baking list: Wintermint Cake (here) for Christmas Eve dessert. *To be served with my brother in law’s famous beef stew with horseradish mashed potatoes. Chewy Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies (here). […]

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