Pelican’s Snoballs

March 29, 2016

Under the spring blue sky, the Midlands has been getting a little bluer itself, from Pelican’s Snoballs massive expansion all over town. The original Columbia location is on Rosewood Drive and while that’s not far at all from home and work, it was still a detour to go there. But they are popping up all over […]

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Kitchen Part 2 – The Shiny Stuff

March 3, 2016

Finally, let’s talk about the jewelry of the space, so to speak, the shiny things that your eye is drawn to. Initially we were going to keep our jumbo 42″ wide porcelain sink that was original to the house but did I mention my measuring technique? I didn’t factor the sink into the design. The […]

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Dressing Picks for Still Healthy, Non-Boring Salads

February 28, 2016

It’s still cold here in SC by ~my~ standards other than the glorious 70+ degree days that are sprinkled in here and there, but I am starting to crave lighter foods already. One of the easiest big-batch things for me to pre-make on a Sunday to dole out for lunches throughout the workweek is a […]

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On Doing

February 26, 2016

I’m lifting this doing meme from How Sweet It Is as a quick catch up session. I feel like I’ve just been dropping by and chunking up a food post and disappearing for a while. I don’t want to be like that to my little blog. Wishing: That it would warm up so I can […]

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Fake King Cake

February 9, 2016

Every year for the past four-ish years, I’ve made and brought a king cake to work to share with my coworkers. Because I’ve still got half full bottles of sanding sugar in purple, green, and yellow, I figured the tradition should continue… except after a spin class Monday evening I wasn’t feeling the extra steps […]

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Copper Horse Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 5, 2016

Our fridge is way too full lately, with a hodgepodge of leftovers and bottled beverages and trays and trays of meat that Patrick buys on sale. So because I’m such a nice wife I offered to go through and clean out the fridge. One of the items that tragically got pushed way too far back […]

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Repost: Bringing Back Columbia’s Corn Sticks

February 3, 2016

Old school Columbians all have a story about Tapp’s department store and though I’m only 30 I have one too, though it’s fuzzy from it being so early in my life. Travel back in time to the very early 90s. I was about five or six, and I spent most of my waking hours in […]

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What You’ll Eat During A Kitchen Renovation

January 20, 2016

Like most people in these times, I turn to Google with questions. Medical ones, common sense but I forgot the answer ones, and ones I shouldn’t call people about at that time of day questions. So it only made sense that I asked Google what to eat during a kitchen renovation. What I found is […]

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2016 – Year of the Kitchen

January 5, 2016

This is what my kitchen looked like right after Christmas so as you might imagine, I haven’t cooked beyond heating things up in the microwave or toaster oven for a few weeks now. I’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to get my kitchen remodel rocking and rolling. When we bought our house almost seven years […]

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Looking Back at 2015

January 1, 2016

I love looking back at these reflective surveys each each and seeing what I was thinking, feeling, and experiencing at the time. Some things never change, and some things do, radically. Here are ones from New Year’s Eve 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. 1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Went on our honeymoon […]

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