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Sweet Tooth

31 May

Santi spent the last few days in Paris for work and yesterday he brought me home a beautiful box full of macaroons.  I’ve been savoring the little cookies while reading in bed this afternoon–a perfect Friday afternoon.

LaduréeConfession:  I’ve already eaten 5.

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Valentine

15 Feb

Yesterday Santi and I exchanged Valentine’s Day presents, we each got each other cookies!  We both have a little bit of a sweet tooth…

And this morning I made these cupcakes and they are so good, I’ll definitely be making them again and again!

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Steak Burger

22 Jan

Santi took me to lunch at Steak Burger on Saturday.  And the burgers were really good, some of the best I’ve had in Madrid!  I want to go back but we have to plan on splitting a burger and not trying to eat one each, I was way too full after our meal.

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Fondue

13 Jan

After lunch today we put my new fondue set to use and made chocolate fondue with strawberries and bananas.

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Very Merry

6 Jan

This is a bit late but I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’s!

I flew home to spend the holidays in Minnesota and we had the best vacations!  I love those breaks when I forget the day of the week and all about my work routine for awhile.

We kept busy with Christmas dinners, a Timberwolves game, ice-skating, a trip to the Art Institute, and lots of shopping but my favorite time was spent at home with my family assembling puzzles and baking Spritz cookies!

Merry Christmas

Lately

19 Dec

Lately I have been eating lots of Funfetti cupcakes and loving the beautiful flowers my parents sent for my birthday, my whole bedroom smells luxurious.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

28 Nov

One treat that instantly transports me back home to Minnesota is a warm chocolate chip cookie.  My mom’s cookies are my favorites but this Sunday I opted for a simpler recipe.  I just used the one on the package of Nestlé Toll House chocolate chips (which of course reminded me of this episode of Friends)!

And the cookies turned out really well!  Crispy and chewy and perfect with a glass of cold milk…