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Black and White Cookies

A few weeks ago Fuzz and I took a quick two night trip to New York to visit friends and do some exploring.  We usually stay Downtown or near Grand Central, but this time we stayed on the Upper West Side, which turned out to be the perfect location.  We were a block from The […]


Published on February 4, 2014
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Tito's Vodka Contest

Since my last post mentioned a fun thing to do while visiting Austin, it seemed like a good time to tell you that Wine Enthusiast is offering a chance to win a free trip to the city!  The prize includes airfare for two to Austin, two night’s lodging at Hotel San Jose, $500 worth of dining […]


Published on September 24, 2012
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Big Top Candy in Austin

by on September 24, 2012 · 6 comments

Bacon Flavored Frosting

Isn’t it frustrating to start a recipe and then discover you are out of one essential ingredient? Okay, so I did not run out of bacon flavored frosting, but we did find some at  Big Top Candy this weekend, and I thought I’d tell you a little about the store in case you’re planning a […]


Published on September 24, 2012
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Some New York Favorites

by on June 13, 2012 · 19 comments


You know that tapped out feeling that occurs after vacations? The one where you have lots of stories, but aren’t quite ready to tell them because you’re overwhelmed with laundry, mail and groceries? That’s what I’m dealing with today after a quick and busy trip to New York. The reason we went was to drive […]


Published on June 13, 2012
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Liberty of the Seas Review

by on April 12, 2012 · 16 comments

Flow Rider

Since taking our first cruise on Disney, we’ve taken two more, but on different lines. Last year we took a 7 night Alaska cruise on Holland America, and this week Fuzz and I returned from a 4 night Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. It was fun! I’m ready for another, but […]


Published on April 12, 2012
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Austin Cookie Guide

by on February 28, 2012 · 24 comments

Austin Food Bloggers' Alliance City Guide

This year I was invited to contribute to the Austin Food Blogger Alliance 2012 City Guide. And while my post focuses specifically on cookies, other Austin food bloggers have covered everything from fine dining to food trailers. If you’re coming to Austin in the near future, make sure to check out the guide.  All the […]


Published on February 28, 2012
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Cookie Madness Goes to the Emmy Awards

by on September 14, 2011 · 28 comments

cake ball

Yo, yo, yo! Duncan Hines heard about my mad cake ball making skillz and sent over an invitation to attend some Emmy events. (Pause) I know, right?  Like someone calls about going to the Emmy Awards every day??? If you can’t tell, I’m pretty excited.   It will be an inside look at how Duncan […]


Published on September 14, 2011
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Alaska Cruise

by on August 16, 2011 · 19 comments

Top Pot Doughnuts

We’re back from what was supposed to be a long weekend in Seattle. And while it was a Seattle vacation, the real purpose for going there was to eat doughnuts at Top Pot. Just kidding, but I had to include the doughnut photo somehow and we did go to Top Pot. The real purpose of […]


Published on August 16, 2011