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Simple Tahdig Recipe

Perhaps I’ve been watching too many reruns of Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset, but I cannot resist Tahdig (aka Persian Crack) (my Persian friends assure me this is not offensive — it really is that addictive). Tahdig literally means “bottom of the pot” and is a Persian rice dish with a crispy bottom made with saffron and turmeric. According to Shahs…

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Saturday Night In

It’s no secret that I’m a homebody. I regularly Irish goodbye and as a general rule don’t believe in wearing anything besides pajamas while at home. My beside is full of books to be read and I drink hot tea several times a day. So it’s not surprisingly that things took a decidedly Miss Havisham turn when I was thinking…

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Irresistible Movies

We’ve talked about good TV a few weeks ago (and you guys more than doubled my TV on DVD list, but I ain’t mad ‘atcha), so how about those movies that you can watch over and over (and over) again? Sometimes once just isn’t enough and I find myself popping these movies in when I want to relax. I’m not…

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Good TV

I’m not one to sit down and flip through the channels looking for something to watch on television when I’m bored — I’d much rather pick up a book — but I do obsessively set calendar reminders for when my favorite shows premier and air. My current favorites are… Mad Men. The season premier reminded me how much I’ve missed…

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Easter Tradition

Some Easter traditions are near and dear to my heart. No, I’m not talking about moving Easter Sunday services, hot cross buns, or egg hunts. I’m talking about The Wizard of Oz. For years, WGN played The Wizard of Oz every Easter weekend (usually on Good Friday), so I grew up thinking it was an Easter movie. Weird, I know.…

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Paperman (A love story.)

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies! Take six short minutes out of your day to watch the Disney animated short, Paperman. It’s a sweet romantic comedy set in 1940’s New York about a love connection made during a morning commute. It’s also been nominated for Best Animated Short at this month’s Oscars. xo. [ viagra prescription uk | how to get cialis…

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Big Gigantic Drum Kit

Happy New Year! I’m not into resolutions or short-lived attempts to make grand changes, but I do hope we all find your own great big gigantic drum kit in 2013. Cheers! [ how can i get some cialis | viagra alternative and woman | viagra femele | cialis buy | viagra studies women | cialis endurance | h h order…

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Freaks and Geeks and Me

What does a Christmas orphan with a head-cold do over a four-day holiday? Watch every available episode of Freaks & Geeks on Netflix, of course. I had no idea this show existed when it first aired–but much like My So Called Life– I just can’t get enough of Freaks and Geeks now. I know teenage struggles are supposed to be timeless but…

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Get in the Holiday Spirit with these Christmas Movies

I just cannot get into the holiday spirit this year – it’s nearly 80 degrees, work is in full swing, twinkly lights are severely lacking in my ‘hood, and I’ll be away from my family for the first time ever – so I thought revisiting some of my favorite Christmas movies might do the trick. Pop some popcorn and pour…

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I’m Thankful for…Black Friday!

Another fabulous guest blogger! Meet Cathy. You may know her from Twitter (@slavetofashion) or her blog (ATX Slave to Fashion). Either way, you are sure to love her. This is the time of year when every Facebook friend/blogger/Twitter follower/hobo with a sign talks about being thankful. I’m sure you’ve seen it in your newsfeed; everyone’s talking about how they are…

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