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be my valentine!

February 14, 2013


Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! What are you doing to celebrate? I’m going to see War Horse at the Paramount with a girlfriend tonight (had to pick between that and going to see Al Gore by myself), and tomorrow night I’m being taken to dinner at Shanik! I’m so excited to cross another restaurant off my list. […]

christmas cookery

December 22, 2012


I'm plowing ahead with menu-planning this year, and I've come up with too many things to make for 2 meals. I've been asked to contribute just one side dish and dessert, which is actually harder than just planning a whole meal because I want them to be THE BEST and there are so many great options to choose from:

LivingSocial’s DIY Holiday Entertaining Class

November 28, 2012


For the past three years, I have been surprised at the last-ish minute by a project that calls upon my creative powers and involves lots of trips to the craft store. Two years ago, I was putting together a non-profit scavenger hunt for corporate executives. Last year, I was throwing a holiday movie event at Central […]

be my valentine?

January 13, 2012


The other day I asked my friend who recently started seeing someone if he was going to be her Valentine, and she said, “I don’t really think he’s in to Valentine’s Day.” I raised my eyebrows and asked if that meant that he’d really let the day go by without even acknowledging it – and […]

elizmases past and present

December 15, 2011


I was kind of surprised that searching “Elizmas” on my blog yields very few results given that it’s the second best holiday of the year. Elizmas is Elizabeth’s birthday and since she loves Christmas so much, we’ve made it into a perfect mash-up. We use Elizmas to take advantage of all of the holiday activities […]

Holiday Cookie Extravaganza

December 8, 2011


I spent all of last Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights covered in flour and overly hot thanks to our ambitious plan to bake 5 different kinds of holiday cookies and fudge. Not only did we endeavor to make six kinds of baked goods, but we also doubled each recipe – resulting in hundreds of cookies […]

Thanksgiving 2011

November 25, 2011


Two vegetarians, one vegan and five omnivores gathered to eat one hell of a Thanksgiving dinner at my apartment last night. You’ve already read about the menu, but here are a few photos of the feast. For dessert, we had apple pie, cherry pie and German Chocolate pie – oh my! I made this menu […]

thanksgiving menu-planning

November 22, 2011


This year, I’m hosting Thanksgiving by myself. Sure, my guests are responsible for bringing dishes to round out the menu, but to be completely honest, sometimes I don’t like eating other people’s food. That’s why Heather and I took on the entire spread last year, and probably why I started out making only 3 dishes […]

costumes, a retrospective

October 28, 2011


the places elizabeth went / weekend recap

June 27, 2011


My most favorite philanthro-friend Elizabeth made a spur-of-the-moment decision on Thursday afternoon to come spend the weekend in Seattle, and I had exactly 46 hours to show her everything I love about the city. On Friday afternoon, we went to happy hour at re:public and then to the Seattle Public Library to see Harry and […]

when arrows don’t penetrate…

February 13, 2011


See, Cupid grabs the pistol. Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy these sweet treats from Borracchini’s Bakery. I sampled them both and they’re delicious. ExOhExOh!

twenty ten: the last meal

January 1, 2011


Once upon a time, I was a party girl. Apparently not anymore because last night, instead of going out and celebrating New Year’s Eve, I stayed home and cooked a bunch of things and then ate them. Borrrring! But delicious. Our last meal of 2010 was untraditional to say the least. When I was growing up, […]

gifts i gave, got, and the guilt i felt

December 29, 2010


Any good girl raised in Boulder knows that it’s best to buy local whenever and wherever possible. Buy local, eat local, support your community, etc. So you can probably imagine the horror I felt when I realized that I had purchased vanilla beans from Penzey’s instead of Savory Spice Shop (for some reason, Boulder thinks […]

recipe dump: christmas edition

December 29, 2010


I’ve been suffering through a nasty bout of writers block lately, and it’s put me in funk so deep that I can barely look at my bookmark’d page without feeing a tremendous amount of guilt. I don’t know what’s going on, but I figured that I could get back into the swing of things […]


November 26, 2010


I’m writing this from deep within my Thanksgiving food coma. I’m EXHAUSTED. What a cooking marathon! But I almost feel like everything I’ve done in the last year (cooking-wise) led up to this extravagant Thanksgiving spread. I’m sure no one will be surprised to hear that the menu I wrote about a few days ago […]


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