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Monthly Archives: November 2015

When I Lived In Europe: Parent’s Week

Ah, the quintessential “imaginary audience” of millennials.  I genuinely thought I was a bit of a celebrity with these posts.  You know, because everyone cares about my life abroad, and absolutely no one else has ever studied abroad in Europe?  **Blush** These were the days before the smell…

It’s Christmas Season!!!

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! OK, confession: I don’t love Thanksgiving like I know a lot of people do.  It’s cool, but I love Christmas, and I’m really happy that I can now fully dive in to the season.. Here are a few gatherings I threw last year…

Single Girl Cooking

When you’re cooking for one, it is important to remember that life is more than prepackaged freezer meals.  I can remember life with roommates in which several people lived off of Smart Ones.  Now, I’m not knocking Smart Ones..  Sometimes they have merit..  And, well, their…

Winery Wednesday

Winery of the Week is Piedmont Vineyards and Winery. The oldest vineyard in Virginia, it is owned and operated by a German family, who is sweeter than sweet. Their Hunt Country Chardonnay tops my list–has a nice buttery, creamy undertone. Amazing. It is not, however, a “spend…

Host a Recipe Exchange!

For as much as I would have LOVED to take credit for this idea, Shay over at Shull Family inspired me to host a recipe exchange, and now I’m hooked.  Unlike Shay, I was busy stuffing my face that I failed to take any more pictures than the…

Cruciferous Breakfast

My former roommate and I came across this beauty while on one of our very frequent Trader Joe’s trips. Kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, green cabbage and red cabbage… You had me at kale. You’ll need: 1/4 c chopped red union A big ol&#8217…

When I Lived In Europe:

These posts are more than slightly embarrassing.  My, how I’ve changed in nine years.  And, I totally forgot how sick I was when I had first gotten over there!  I’m happy to report that overall, it was one of the best experiences of my life, even…

Too Good to Not Share

These cookies have been my ultimate go-to..  I can’t get enough of them. Head over to The Baker Upstairs for the best recipe ever… Wait for it: Brown Butter Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Stopppp.  I use dark chocolate chips.  Enjoy…

Stone Tower

You guys. I know Virginia is beautiful, but I had NO idea that anything this side of the Atlantic could be THIS beautiful.  I’m obsessed.  Stone Tower Winery is owned by the same people who own Belfort Furniture, so to that the interior design is gorgeous would be…

When I Lived in Austria: Vienna

Here’s another reminiscing blog post.. Here’s what I wrote when I visited Vienna as a carefree 20-year old, and where 7:30 was an unbearable hour and words like, “nast” were everyday jargon…  Awww… Ohmygosh, I seriously think I have witnessed…