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Honey Vanilla Marshmallows

Hot cocoa is a big deal in my family. Being that we are a skiing family- both water and snow- coming in from the cold water or icy mountain was a condition that regularly needed to be remedied. I remember rushing into the cabin after a chilly morning ski on […]

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Homemade Gifts

I am blessed to have a core group of really wonderful friends. Smart, beautiful, talented, amazing friends who all went and got themselves married to really great guys. And then a few of them decided I needed to be an Auntie and brought three beautiful nieces into my life. Now […]

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Peanut Butter Fudge

When I was growing up, it wasn’t truly the Christmas season until my mother started logging long evening hours in the kitchen crafting treats and sweets for friends and family. Until there were plates and platters, tins and boxes, filled to the absolute brim with rich fudge, sticky peanut brittle […]

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BW Gift Guide 2013

It’s that gift-giving time of year, and if you are anything like me, giving gifts can be a little overwhelming at times. I’m the person who loves to find that perfect item, one that is so truly and incredibly meant for a specific person you can hardly keep it a […]

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Split Pea Soup

It has been cold in Oregon. So cold it’s all any one talks about. So cold that my mother-in-law drove me to the store at 10 p.m. last weekend to buy us gloves (thanks MIL!). So cold that our bathroom floor is absolute icicles on my bare feet in the […]

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Cranberry Chocolate Waffles

Despite my absolute adoration for all things Christmas, it’s been a little hard for me to jump in to the holiday craziness this year. Maybe I still have a hangover from the busiest summer of my life. Or maybe I’ve just enjoyed this beautiful fall we’ve had too much. I’m […]