Tag Archives: chocolate

Dinner at the Sofitel: Cafe des Architectes

There are very few things that will get me to head to the downtown Chicago area after a long day at camp: 1. A Cubs game 2. A great concert 3. A great meal That’s about it. After-work traffic is … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Monkey Muffins

To call anything in this post “healthy” is a stretch. A pet peeve of mine is when I’m reading a recipe and it’s called “lower fat” something or “guiltless” something else. Lower than what? What exactly would “light” mean in … Continue reading

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Love as a Cookie

Besides being Easter (Happy Easter!), today is Adam’s birthday! We spent a lovely day downtown yesterday, had a simply fabulous meal, and enjoyed each other’s company. Today has been, at his request, a lazy day. I made biscuits and gravy … Continue reading

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Fastelavnsboller: A Danish Treat

I appear to have gotten a reputation at work. Not only am I the Spanish teacher, the “cupcake” teacher, the “nail art” teacher, and now the “OMG SO CUTE crocheted animals” teacher. Oh no. That’s just the reputation I have … Continue reading

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Still Life with Cupcake

I have a date this weekend with a bunch of friends I haven’t seen in almost a year. The first thing they asked me? “Do we get cupcakes?” What was I going to say, no? The only request was that … Continue reading

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