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Annie
San Francisco Bay Area
I creatively attempt to balance family, fun, and my small business.
Interests: family, cooking, crafting, dancing, singing, wine, entertaining, decorating
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This past week, both my husband and I had the week off (he is a teacher) for Ski Week. A Massachusetts boy transplanted in Northern CA, DJ has not visited any California cities south of Monterey since we moved here three years ago. It's about time we took a trip.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
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I found this breakfast salad recipe (originally from Erin @ yummy supper) on Pinterest this morning and happened to have the ingredients on hand. I quickly made plans for a delicious (and most importantly easy-to-prepare) breakfast. I absolutely loved it...I've never made a soft boiled egg before and Erin's instructions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
Living in the San Francisco Bay Area where home prices are at a premium, my husband and I are working on building up our nest egg in order to purchase our first home. As I ponder what my home will ideally have, these 5 things come to the top of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
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I always have a Dark & Stormy when we are on vacation...it makes me think of summertime. In particular, I think of visiting Nantucket (we have lots of family that live on the island) and sitting at the Rope Walk with my husband on a sunny afternoon. Ginger Beer is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
Yeah Jenn...I was surprised at the price too! Cost Plus definitely has some good finds :)
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One weekend morning each week, my husband DJ and I like to enjoy breakfast while our little lady takes her morning nap. DJ usually cooks dinner on Wednesdays or Thursdays, which he most times elects to grill. We love potatoes and onions wrapped in foil and grilled and they make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
It is really easy Jenn...you should definitely try it soon.
Thanks Jonnique. I'll post on Taste This Thursday as well!
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The night before I had a few of my girlfriends over, I surveyed our rented townhouse, which has not been upgraded in some time, and tried to think of something I could do to add a little personal flare and design. I am constantly coming up with projects that are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
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Burrata is a fresh Italian Cheese made from mozzarella and cream and is absolutely to-die-for. It is similar to fresh mozzarella but is creamy and soft. You don't need a knife...it can be spooned on top of tomatoes or easily portioned out with a serving fork. No cooking involved, this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
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My brother is quite the culinary artist and he came up with this recipe. I have simply recorded the exact amounts so that you can try this at home, as my brother is not one to use exact measurements. From start to finish, this dish takes about 7 minutes. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
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A riff on the Sweetwater Cafe's Fresh Margarita (in Boston, MA) where I used to bartend, this margarita is super fresh and satisfying on a hot day...or any day for that matter. Store bought sour mix can't compare to fresh juice. Every once in a while, my whole family gets... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
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I love martinis...this is my latest favorite. I don't usually have Cointreau on hand, but you can add a bit if you have some! Ingredients 2 oz vodka (Ketel One is my fave) 4 T Fresh Lemon Juice 3 - 4 T Simple Syrup Sugar & Lemon Wedge Ice Directions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
The perfect way to sweeten cold drinks like margaritas, lemon drops and iced tea. Bring equal parts sugar and water to a boil, reduce heat to low for another 5 minutes. Turn off burner and allow syrup to cool. Store extra in a jar or tupperware to use for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
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A simple and delicious meal, my close friend Kelsey taught me this chicken recipe right after I gave birth to Kenadie. I ate every last bite of my huge piece of Chicken, which was crispy and surprisingly light. The peppery arugula salad and Lemon Parmesan dressing (courtesy of Epicurious) are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
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My Grandpa Hunt's favorite! Warning: this dip is highly addictive and a favorite indulgence of mine. Because of my addiction, I only make it about 4 times a year. My mouth is watering just thinking about it... Ingredients 16oz container of sour cream 8 - 10 oz container of blue... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
In today's fast paced world, there are so many little common courtesies that go unnoticed and unpracticed. Here is a short list of the things that immediately come to my mind. Add your own lists...I'd love to hear. 1. Return your shopping cart. You used it. You return it. It's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
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This delicious soup allows the taste of the butternut to shine through, using naturally low fat buttermilk instead of heavy cream. Accompanied with a nice salad and roll of crusty bread, this makes a satisfying and quick dinner. Buy the butternut squash pre-cubed (they have it at our local Whole... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at ...and then i had a baby
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