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Another birthday, just like that, and Zuzu is 3! For months — months! — she has been requesting cherry-related items for her birthday. We all laughed about it until about a month ago, when I realized I’d better do something. Alas, I never did find the requested cherry horse, cherry house, cherry car, or cherry [...]

Raw Energy

So, with all my random food issues these days (well, not my food issues, but the ones that are mine as a nursing mother), a book called Raw Energy by Stephanie Tourles caught my eye at the library. It’s a book of raw food recipes (snacks, mainly), and since raw food by definition can’t include [...]

Your Weekly Zuzu

Quintessential Zu: chocolate all over her face, boy sweater, hat, necklace. Also the hat nicely shows off the That Girl flip she gets going most days: addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Your+Weekly+Zuzu’; addthis_pub = ”;

Signs of the Times

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Gourmet homemade Thin Mints

Let me just take a super quick break from my giant research paper to report some important cookie news. I picked up a bag of Limited Edition Nestle Tollhouse Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels (I got them at Target), and I’m here to report to you that the cookie recipe on the back of the [...]

Hello, chocolate black pepper cookies!

These are my new favorite Birthday Present cookies (based solely on the fact that I’ve given them to both Scott and Stacey on their birthdays). Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Black Pepper Cookies: YUM. Dark cocoa, espresso powder, black pepper in the dough and then a sprinkle on each cookie, and crunchy turbinado sugar along the edge. [...]


Let’s say that you go to the dump, and then on the way back you suddenly have a mild panic attack because you realize you hard boiled all the eggs for egg salad sandwiches, meaning there are no eggs, and you were thinking of making brownies. Because you get no sleep and chocolate is your [...]

Tallying up success

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This is just to say

I have eaten the majority of the cookie dough that was in the fridge it was supposed to be “chilling” so we could make animal crackers later. Forgive me but I’m on a deadline and we were inexplicably out of dark chocolate. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘This+is+just+to+say’; addthis_pub = ”;

More birthday baked goods: peanut butter crispy bars

A week ago, on my birthday, Eli and I decided to do some birthday browsing at our local bookstore, which is something we haven’t done in forever. I was feeling all birthday-happy and decided to get the boys some stickers. They love stickers so much but they’re so fleeting. It’s like 20 minutes of intense [...]

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