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Nashua, NH
30-something. Progressive. Mid-Century Modern Addict. Aware. Wannabe chef. Craft beer junkie.
Interests: travel, fashion, cooking, reading, beer, modern living, green living and eating, crafting and DIYing, simplifying.
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You MUST do more of these, really.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2011 on Ramps, A Dialogue at The Amateur Gourmet
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Hi everyone! Obviously, I haven't posted to TWBC in quite some time. This blog of mine started off as a way for me to write about topics I was interested in - cooking, home decor, sometimes fashion. It definitely leaned towards cooking, especially baking, as time went on. However, somewhere along the way, I realized I needed to start eating (and therefore cooking) more healthy meals. Not only that, but if I really wanted to get healthy, I had to start moving too. To make a long story short, I have developed a passion for healthy eating and, if you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
I've been working hard to incorporate more healthful, whole, and natural foods into my diet this summer. As an avid baker, this can be a conflict when it comes to sweet desserts and carb-laden breakfast foods like pancakes and waffles. But I've discovered wonderful alternatives to all-purpose flour and white sugar; ingredients like whole wheat pastry flour, brown rice syrup, and flax meal not only serve as nutritious alternatives but they're quite flavorful as well. I can't really take credit for this waffle recipe here. I discovered it on a blog I only recently started reading: Running Around Normal. As... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
I won't even get into why it's been so very long since I last updated. Let's not go there. However, I will say that I am getting much, much better sleep these days thanks to a brand spanking new mattress set. It's not my ideal mattress (a 100% latex mattress), but it is rather lovely and the price was right. After sleeping on a mattress that really died out about 3 years ago, my body is happy again. And apparently, the kitties approve too: By the way, the mattress? It's a Serta Annabelle Eurotop from Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
I made these adorable flower cookie pops as a gift for my mom on Mother's Day. The cookie recipe is from Joy of Baking, right here. I also used the royal icing recipe (the powdered egg white version) on that same page. A pretty flower pot with some floral foam and river rocks serves as the perfect way to present these. What I did was cover the bottom of the pot with some rocks to weigh it down, added floral foam which the lollipop sticks stuck into, then covered the foam with some more rocks. So cute. Here's a picture... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
Congratulations, Adam! I'm so excited for you and cannot wait to buy your new book.
Toggle Commented May 7, 2010 on Big News: The Next Book! at The Amateur Gourmet
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As with most of our projects, this master bathroom renovation is taking us longer than we anticipated! But we're nearly is a sneak peak for now: Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
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Mar 15, 2010
Southern Flourish is a brand new magazine I just discovered over at Young House Love this morning (check out Sherry and John in this issue) and I'm already in love. I'm hardly in the south up here in New England, but it doesn't matter - Southern Flourish has everything near and dear to my heart - design, DIY, fashion...cupcakes. I found myself clipping pictures (aka screen capturing) left and right to save into my "inspiration" and "rainy day project" folders. You can read their inaugural issue from cover to cover online. So check out this charming new magazine; I think... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
I bought a set of three plain wooden boxes from Ikea on my last trip. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them at the time, but I knew I'd modify them somehow. A collection of leftover papers from projects past was just what the boxes needed. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
A couple of weeks ago I saw this house tour on Apartment Therapy and fell in love. I can't stop going back to look at it every few days. When I grow up, I want my house to look like this. Check out the Apartment Therapy tour right here. P.S. It's for sale. I suddenly want to relocate to Allandale, TX. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
This recipe for a tomato-based fish chowder is out of this world, thanks to the addition of smoky, salty chorizo sausage. The leftovers are even better. Serve it up with a big hunk of whole grain ciabatta bread, if you want. I did. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
We've finally started our master bath renovation that I blogged about back in October. Read about what we've done so far and take a look at the new design board featuring furnishings, colors, and accessories. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
I'm a terrible blogger. I hope these individual cookies and cream cheesecakes help make up for my absence. I made these for a New Year's Eve party. These most decadent and delicious mini pieces of heaven come from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2010 at There Will Be Cake
Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2009 at There Will Be Cake
Every Christmas, my mom makes three kinds of cookies, all from the same basic recipe: biscotti, pizelle, and snowballs. These Italian cookies have a wonderful not too sweet anise flavor and are absolutely amazing alongside a cup of strong black tea or coffee. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2009 at There Will Be Cake
Are you a coconut and cream cheese fan? These fluffy, moist, and intensely flavorful cupcakes are for you. Has the Barefoot Contessa ever steered you wrong? I didn't think so. Make these as soon as you can! Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2009 at There Will Be Cake
You've probably heard a lot about bisphenol A over the past year or so, more commonly known as BPA. While our government is dragging their feet on making a statement about BPA, a number of studies have concluded that it is linked to cancer, diabetes, and other endocrine disorders (it mimics estrogen) in additional to neurological and behavioral disorders in children. Polycarbonate and plastic-lined water bottles have been at the forefront in the media surrounding the dangers of BPA. Fortunately, companies like Nalgene and Sigg now produce BPA-free water bottles. I've replaced my own water bottles and travel mugs with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at There Will Be Cake
Shoo Fly Pie (with molasses instead of King Syrup)Buttermilk Sweet Potato Pie All Butter Flaky Pie Crust Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2009 at There Will Be Cake
This was such a great read, Adam. Having grown up in New Hampshire, I really knew little to nothing about Eid. Food breaks barriers and brings people together.
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I ADORE this lovely little cape. It is classy, stylish, a little bit dramatic, and warm to boot! I just ordered it and am impatiently waiting for its arrival. Even though it is outerwear, I'm already dreaming up outfits built around it like this one I just made on Polyvore. Charcoal, turquoise, and plum are three of my favorite colors when used together. Items in this set: Women: Women's The Flirt Skinny Jeans - Joplin, $35 Women: Women's Banded Scoop-Neck Tops - Bougainvillea, $17 Women's shoes/bags: Naturalizer Brommsly - Black, $129 Peacock Drops, $75 Wide Cable Beret, $5.50 Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2009 at There Will Be Cake
I just finished making Smitten Kitchen's Apple Cider Doughnuts. Excuse me while I finish licking cinnamon sugar off of my fingers. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2009 at There Will Be Cake
This winter we are planning on tackling our master bathroom. It won't be a complete renovation, but a mini one of sorts. I'm going for a light, calm, modern, spa-like feeling. The tub and toilet will remain in place, but we'll replace the sink and cabinet, tile the floor, add new lighting, paint the walls, and install a new medicine cabinet. We have a budget of less than $1000 and here's how I plan to accomplish this: Paint (1 gallon), Castle Path by Behr, $25 per gallon Ceramic Tile Flooring, Armstrong Ceramic Tile, $60 Lillangen Medicine Cabinet with Shelf, $70... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2009 at There Will Be Cake
I fell in love with this dress last week. It's not only way out of my price range, but also is not in my size. So I went on a great internet hunt for something similar at a much lower price. And boy did I score! The dress in my ensemble, was on sale for $29. I dreamed up an entire outfit with some funky accessories with an 80s vibe and added in my brand new peep-toe booties. Aren't those earrings from Etsy adorable? Here's the rundown on the goods: Gray Blouson Dress, Newport News, $29 Mia Suede Peep-Toe Booties,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2009 at There Will Be Cake
As a kid, I looked forward to weekends mostly because my dad would get up early and cook us a grand breakfast. I vividly remember waking up to the smell of his cooking - the scent of sizzling bacon, slightly charred toast, and scrambled eggs drifting down the hallway as it made its way to my bedroom. I still like to wake up on the weekends and cook such a breakfast at least once a month. It is a welcome change to cold cereal. This morning I woke up to half a loaf of Italian bread that had gone stale.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2009 at There Will Be Cake