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November 10, 2010

Chocolate Lava cakes? Yes Please.

Browsing the shopping aisle, Betty Crocker's new Decadent Supreme  cake mix caught my eye.  Molten Lava.  Yum...  I waited a while to make it, and today just seemed right (probably because I have the day off, and also maybe because I could smell on the fall breeze that this is in fact a molten lava kind of day).  If anyone…
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May 3, 2010

Birthday Month is off to a HUGE beginning!

As some people may already be aware, and others just learning of this wonderful thing, Matt and I began celebrating birthday months quite a few years ago.  After all, we reasoned, how could one little day be enough to celebrate someone so huge in our lives (that being each other, not ourselves -though really, where would I be without me)?. …
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April 3, 2010

Ripped off by Waffle Makers!

I have nothing more to say about this other than, "What is the deal with this waffle?"  Okay, maybe I have a little more to say... I opened my whole grain Eggo waffles to find one of the waffles not just ripped apart, but also missing a big chunk of it!  What gives waffle maker, what gives? Though it was…
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March 31, 2010

Bloomin’ Onion

It's always fascinating how some vegetables just start growing without permission (permission being light, water, etc.).  Apparently we hadn't touched our onions in the cabinet in a while.  I hope the potatoes don't get any funny ideas...
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January 23, 2010

Coffee Head

It is January 23rd, and so it has been 23 days since I last drank a caffeinated beverage.  The last caffeinated drink I had was while celebrating New Year's Eve with friends -and drinking a delicious coffee. I honestly thought I would miss caffeine, and I feel I've betrayed it by having only a minor headache the following day, and…
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October 12, 2009

Matt Shares…

Okay, to preface this, it's just nice that he even offered.  That part must be said. Matt kindly offered to share his scone with me (at Panera).  I was really excited, but had to laugh when I saw the part he gave me was inexplicably missing most of its frosting!  Thanks Matt.  You're the best.
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August 31, 2009

What gives, CP?

I find it strange that though I can not say Circus Peanuts have changed at all since I was a kid (and I LOVED them!), but now they seem completely disgusting to me.  They smell the same, look the same, taste the same, and tempt me to eat them just as they ever did.  But when I put one in…
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August 14, 2009

Sneaky Caffeine

Sleep ten minutes, shift uncomfortably, roll over, go back to sleep. Sleep ten minutes, move hair off of damp sweaty neck, roll over, go back to sleep. When will I learn my lesson? It is 2:52AM, and I am awake. How hard is it to remember to get decaf? Or at least half calf?  If only I had thought about…
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June 25, 2009

Mmm… Peanuts… (Nicaragua Style)

Okay, on our Nicaragua trip we were introduced to these "caramelized Peanuts" by some of the Master's Commission people we were working with (little shout out here to John, George, and Suzy).  I bought a few bags of them at a gas station stop (and though I'm usually pretty generous and this will surprise a lot of you who know…
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June 11, 2009

Peanut Buster!

Of the three kids I nanny for, you may not be surprised to hear that it is Barrett (AKA Buster Brown) who today smeared peanut butter all over his head -hair included.  It was snack time, and it was hilarious!  We called his dad in, from doing yard work outside, and took pictures. Everyone laughed, and Barrett most of all…
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March 20, 2009

Caf or Decaf?

Okay, so a few weeks ago- the Monday following Daylight Savings to be exact- I had a  long day of classes.  Prior to my biology class (which doesn't end until some time after 8 PM) I decided to indulge in a coffee.  I'm not the type to go full-on caffeine if I can help it.  I like half-caffeinated drinks (one…
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January 8, 2009

Taste of Italy

In the fall, for a pastoral staff 'hang night,' we all met at Punch Pizza on Grand Ave.  It has, sadly, been years since I was last in Italy but the pizza at Punch brought it all back to me.  It was the same size, style, and taste of many of the pizzas in Italy.  I was won over.  One…
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December 26, 2008

Some Traditions

There are some traditions that are logical, some nostalgic, and some that are nonsense.  One of our nonsense traditions, when we're able, is to see a movie and eat Chinese food on Christmas day.  I'm not entirely sure how this began.  Maybe it's because in my family we do our big meal and gift exchange on Christmas Eve, leaving Christmas…
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October 24, 2008

Cheese Cake

Last night I was thinking I hadn't written a post on the website in a while (school and life have been a little too busy for that -or at least for me to think about doing it).  The only thing I had on my mind at 11:30 at night -aside from thinking I should really be sleeping- was cheesecake.  I…
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July 2, 2008

Comfort Food

You don't hear much about guys having a comfort food.  Mostly it seems to be the girls who can escape in the taste of chocolate or ice cream or something.  As I type this, I'm eating my comfort food... apple sauce.  It was the food I relied on as a kid to get me through an upset stomach.  Today my…
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June 21, 2008

Who do they think they are?

After the 35W bridge collapsed, Matt and I spent a day walking around the area trying to see it (since we crossed it every day, and live about a mile away). However, the perimeter set up around it led us to walking for miles and miles (maybe 8 or 9). It was cool and rainy and we were cold and…
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June 21, 2008

Mexican Coke

This is Coca-Cola imported from Mexico.  It costs $1.49 a liter and you can find it in select local grocery and convenience stores in the Minneapolis area.  I imagine you could find it most anywhere in the country if you looked in the right places.  Why buy Coke from Mexico?  Why because it tastes better of course!  It's not made…
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March 19, 2008

Snacktime

My favorite snack has become Ritz crackers and raw baby-carrots.  First you have to eat a Ritz Cracker, and then pop a couple carrots in your mouth.  For some reason, it's a sweet combination of tastes.  I suggest Baby Sweet Supreme Carrots.  They taste the best.
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