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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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Poison apple cupcakes (apple pie cupcakes).

  The “Poisoned” apple is best known from the story Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Originally a Brothers Grimm fairy tale (called Schneewittchen) with origins in German storytelling, Snow White has now became synonymous with Disney. In the Disney movie, the poisoned apple makes its appearance when: the Evil Queen declares that Snow White […]

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Breakfast cupcakes.

For most people these will probably not actually qualify as “breakfast food.” But as far as I’m concerned, it has eggs, maple, and milk. So it sounds like breakfast to me. And it looks, smells and tastes like breakfast too.   I haven’t made cupcakes in forever. Truth be told I had to hunt for […]

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