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  • Desserts Recipes Snacks

    Cherry and Almond Cookie Bars

    When we lived in Texas, we had several couples we were really good friends with and often go together with for holidays or casual meals. One Halloween, we had dinner together before heading out…

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    Double Chocolate Muffins

    Some Fridays just call for chocolate muffins. Today is one of those Fridays. It’s been a good week, but busy and a little bit exhausting, and I’m ready to settle down with a chocolate-y…

  • Desserts Recipes Snacks

    A Quick Movie Night and Treat

    This post is sponsored by Hulu.  When Bart was in grad school, every Friday night was Fuqua Friday, where all the students, their partners and children were invited to school for a full dinner.…

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    Pool Mom

      About six months after Merrick moved to California, I mentioned to her that one reason that living near the beach didn’t really appeal to me was that the effort involved in taking kids…

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    A Daily List for Snacking

    When I was in Seattle with my mom, we got chatting about food. Both of us would generally rather eat snacks than a full meal, and both of us are sort of creatures of…