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I’m back! And bearing gifts: Cherry stout barbecue sauce.

Well, well, well. Look who’s back posting! Boy, is it nice to be back. I’m typing with a happy, babbling, sweet smelling little baby boy sitting on my lap on a beautiful day. Ready for an actual RECIPE??? Here goes… Once again this year the lovely folks at Northwest Cherry Growers sent me pounds and […]

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Three years ago today, almost at this exact time, I was busy getting married to my best friend. It’s been a wonderful, wild ride these past 15 years of being together & 18 years of knowing one another. Thank you, Jay, for being not only my best friend but the love of my life. Thank […]

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Santa baby!

Introducing our little elf, Kieran William, born December 7, 2017 at 10:31 p.m. Weighing in at 9lbs. 7oz. and measuring 21 1/2 inches long. We’re in love.   Named Kieran after my great-great-grandmother, Jane Kieran, who bravely left her home in Ardee, Louth, Ireland all by herself, came to America at just 19 years old […]

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34 weeks!

Holy freakin’ moly has time flew by.  I’m not lying when I say that this entire pregnancy went by SO FAST. My last update was 6 weeks ago… insane. I feel like I didn’t even have time to breathe let alone do anything before the 9 months is up. Or maybe that’s just the shortness […]

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