• NaBloPoMo wrap-up

    It’s Nov. 30, which means it’s the end of National Blog Post Month. You may have noticed that I’ve posted every day this month except Nov. 27. I hope it wasn’t too annoying for you. It was definitely a challenge for me to find or make enough things to post, and some bum recipes (combined […]

  • Thanksgiving layers

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    This is the kind of outfit that really isn’t necessary in San Diego, but perfect for a snowy Thanksgiving in Detroit. I’m not a fan of cold weather, but I do love warm, fuzzy flannels, wooly sweaters and boots. Especially when the sweater is bedazzled and the boots are covered in flowers. As you know, […]

  • Happy Turkey Day!

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    We went from a sunny 70 degrees to 23 degrees in just a few hours yesterday… and somehow managed to run 6.2 miles in the snow this morning without slipping and falling. And I got to wear my tutu!   I got some compliments on the tutu while I was running, and while it did […]

  • Ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

    I was going to do a post today about pumpkin pie marshmallows… but that recipe needs a bit more work. Sorry. Instead, how about some ideas for what to do with the leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and other delicious Thanksgiving dinner foods? That way, you can pick up any ingredients you need before turkey day. […]

  • Purple sweet potato pie bars

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    Thanksgiving is full of browns and oranges, with the occasional pop of red. But if you’re looking for a shock of color to wake up the dessert table, these tropical pie bars with bright purple filling and creamy coconut topping may be just the thing. It’s certainly not the traditional option; I’m pretty sure the […]

  • Cranberry orange margarita

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    You’ve got your turkey, you’ve got your mashed potatoes, you’ve got your sweet potatoes and the pie… but what are you going to drink for Thanksgiving? Sure, you could stick with wine, champagne or beer. But perhaps I could interest you in a cranberry-orange margarita?   It’s really easy to make, and will complement the […]

  • Sticky toffee pudding

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    “Sticky toffee pudding” is a bit of a confusing name for Americans (like me). It’s a cake, not the stuff Bill Cosby loves to eat in commercials. And the “toffee” is a sauce, not that chewy stuff in the middle of Heath bars. Oh, and there are dates involved. In part because I had no […]

  • Make your own Turkey Trot tutu

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    If you’ve ever watched or participated in a Turkey Trot (Thanksgiving Day run) before, you may have noticed that not all of the runners wear regular running clothes. There are drumstick beanies, Pilgrim hats, Santa suits and all manner of Halloween costumes. And always lots of tutus. I’m not sure when wearing a tutu to […]

  • Built-in bling

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    I tend to stick to pretty basic combinations when I’m getting ready for work, especially when I don’t have a lot of time to put an outfit together. Blouse + pencil skirt + shoes usually works pretty well, with a blazer or sweater added for cold weather or overactive air conditioners. But that’s why I […]

  • Buttermilk mashed potatoes

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    My mom makes the best mashed potatoes. They’re not fancy, they don’t contain carmelized shallots or fresh herbs or bacon bits… just potatoes, sour cream, milk and plenty of butter. So it’s not really a surprise that Toby’s dinner of choice tends to be pork tenderloin, cheese biscuits, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and a […]