A Southern Grace: 2017

April 27, 2017

angeled eggs

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Cucumber dill cream cheese deviled eggs. Are you deviled egged out? I don't think I'll ever reach that point.

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April 24, 2017

craving met

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Peanut butter snack cake. I'm not saying weird pregnancy cravings aren't real--in fact, I'm sure they are--but I haven't really had any.

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April 19, 2017

second fiddle #RememberBeyond

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For his whole life in our house (19 out of 21 months), Marleau has been the center of attention. That's about to change.

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April 13, 2017

hash it out

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Potato hash with kale and apples. I do believe kale might be a pregnant woman's best friend!

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April 11, 2017

a light delight!

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Cherry cheesecake bars. I struggled with my contribution to our Easter meal (which we celebrated early).


Inexcusably, this is because I just simply didn't want to share.

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April 6, 2017

farro be it from me to tell you what to eat

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Caprese Farro. But you should eat this.

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April 3, 2017

double dang!

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Vanilla bean butter cake. Dang!


That's what I said after my first bite of this cake.

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March 30, 2017

basketball and bagels

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While I do love watching basketball, it's important to me to have something on which to nosh during the games.

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March 27, 2017

snap to it

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Sausage and potatoes. My husband and I recently had a lively debate about the meaning of the term "cold snap."

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March 23, 2017

the ooey-gooey factor

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Mozzarella meatball bake. It's no secret that I have very strong, often very strange preferences when it comes to food. I think I confound my husband just about every day in that way.

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March 20, 2017

internally iced

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Cream Cheese Swirl Carrot Cake. When I worked at a bakery (which, in hindsight, was completely awesome), the only thing I disliked more than making pie crusts was making frosting.


And I made A LOT of frosting.

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March 15, 2017

two firsts

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Farro with fennel. I got brave and tried two previously untasted ingredients together...and I liked them both!

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March 9, 2017

pokes and nudges

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Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake. I have never experienced anything as simultaneously blissful and weird as feeling our baby move around inside me.

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March 6, 2017

know any good cordwainers?

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Chicken cobbler. Does anyone have the title of "cobbler" anymore? Or are they simply called shoemakers now?

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March 1, 2017

hybridized #LeggoMyEggo #HearTheNews

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I can cook. I can bake. I cannot, for the life of me, make a decent pancake or waffle from a mix.

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seasonal shmeasonal #CoffeehouseBlend

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I'm a big fan of many limited time only flavors of things like cereal, candies, and coffee beverages, and I wonder if part of the appeal is that they're not available any and every time I have a desire for one.


Absence makes the heart grow fonder, after all.

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February 27, 2017

my favorite sport

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For about one quarter of my life, basketball was everything to me.

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February 23, 2017

all the right stuff

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Skillet caprese chicken. This is a single dish that happens to satisfy many of my cravings at once.

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February 21, 2017

reverse fake

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Fudgy brownies. My husband likes brownies from a box. I get it, they remind him of childhood.

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February 15, 2017

living like an animal #NewPetNoStains

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Dogs make messes. That's all there is to it.

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February 9, 2017

cooked hands

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Baked manicotti. I'm not a pasta lover.


However, when it's a component of something that's about 75% cheese, I can bear it.

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February 7, 2017

soothing soup

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Black bean soup. I can't stop myself from craving soup these days.

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January 31, 2017

fantastic fusion

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Pecan pie pound cake. I often see things online that I'd like to make and, more importantly, eat. My Pinterest account makes that obvious.


It's a rare and special occasion, though, that I'll be inspired to drop all future plans and make something I see immediately.

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January 24, 2017

fired up! #AllStarSnackBar

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I don't mind watching football--it's a game I understand and have actually played many times--but for me, the big draw to any game is the food being offered!

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January 19, 2017

leave no snack behind #TheNewFanFavorites

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"Waste not, want not" is a great mantra for the new year, especially since a certain big football game is coming up.


In my experience, nothing is wasted during something as uproarious as a football-watching party!

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January 12, 2017

indefinably delicious

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I've made a cake that's decadent yet light, sweet yet balanced, and totally devourable.


The only problem is that I just can't think of a good name for it.

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January 9, 2017

memories should linger... #WipeAwayHolidayMess

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... messes should not.

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January 3, 2017

eat more cake

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Cranberry orange cake. I didn't think it would happen, but we had quite a bit of cranberry sauce leftover from Thanksgiving.


That's a fine problem to have, to be sure!

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