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Worthy of the Week

Worthy of the Week I watched Love & Mercy recently and now I can’t stop listening to Pet Sounds. Did you know that Alec Baldwin has a podcast? There’s lots of interrupting and inappropriate laughter. It’s great. I really want a garden igloo, but I suppose I need a garden first. I’m not so sure about this trend. Social media…

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Sponge Candy

When I was a kid, my family used to stop at a bulk candy store in the middle of nowhere Illinois and sponge candy (I’ve also heard people call it hokey pokey, honeycomb, and sea foam) was my favorite treat. It starts out super sweet, but as you chew it becomes salty. Perfect for those of us who have the…

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From Hot Toddies to Peppermint Patties: Fall Cocktails

Since it’s still 95 degrees in Austin with no end to the heat in sight, I may be a titch overzealous about the changing of the seasons by wanting to indulge in these fall cocktails. With apples, pears, cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom, I’m just dying to be a walking cliche — clutching a book in one hand and a…

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Blender Salsa

It’s hot out. Really hot out. Definitely too hot to cook. Which is where this blender salsa recipe comes in handy and how I ended up eating chips and salsa for dinner every night for the past week. Yolo. Blender Salsa Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 large can of peeled tomatoes with juice 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped 3 cloves…

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Where to Get Your Coffee Fix in Austin

Isn’t the beginning of a long weekend the best feeling in the world? You’ve got three full days ahead of you to do whatever you’d like or nothing at all. If you’re looking to start your weekend with a little pep in your step, I thought you might like this roundup of some of my favorite coffee shops in Austin…

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Popsicle Recipes to Get You Through The Summer

It took a while this year, but summer has finally arrived and I am doing everything I can to keep from melting. Including searching Pinterest for popsicle inspiration. There’s nothing better than a cool popsicle on a hot day (especially if they’re a little boozy) to make you appreciate the season.Here are a bazillion great popsicle recipes from some amazing…

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Ahi Poke

What would you do with 25 pounds of gifted tuna? (There’s no punchline. This is a real thing that recently happened to me.) You make room in your freezer and then you whip up a little ahi poke. We eat this for lunch most days when we visit the Bahamas but it never crossed my mind to make it at…

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Heritage Ranch by H-E-B

This post is brought to you by the lovely people at H-E-B. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this blog possible. I love my local H-E-B. They stock great wine, produce, and organics and I rarely walk out without a rotisserie chicken and a bouquet of fresh flowers. If you can resist the aroma of that chicken, we…

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The Truth About Neiman Marcus Bars

I grew up calling these little slices of heaven Neiman Marcus Bars, so imagine my shock when I’m minding my own business, watching Delicious Destinations, and Andrew Zimmern drops the bomb that they’re actually  St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. I’ve since learned that Neiman Marcus bars are the same basic recipe with the addition of  coconuts, pecans, and/or chocolate chips…

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Snack Time Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

It is a well documented fact that I am a savory snacker, so when I posted this seasoned pretzels recipe and several people requested a sweet version, I was intrigued but I wasn’t rushing to the kitchen to whip up a batch. Now that I have, I’m a little bit mad at myself for not going to the sweet side…

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