peppermint patties

Coconut Peppermint Patties

I love Girl Scout cookies (my favorites are Samoas, Tagalongs, and Thin Mints) and have ever since my days as a Girl Scout. This year, I didn’t buy any of the cookies on sale (can you believe it?), mostly because my coworker didn’t have any available. Usually, he sells some on behalf of his daughter,…

West Virginia Girl, All Bottled Up

Originally posted on Mrs.:
“We are not going to change our life because of the Water Company”… This post is a little different than my usual, but then again, my life is a little different than usual. As I walked into one of my favorite coffee shops in town today, I cautiously asked, “Are you…

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Culture Jaunt’s 2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this wonderful blog here. Sometimes my stats really amaze me. My most popular posts are from 2011 and 2012 (so, I could have just decided to not blog in 2013, but where would be the fun in that?). Your favorite posts to read involve…

The Last Dragonslayer

Favorite Books of November

November 2013 could also be known as the month of Jasper Fforde, well at least on my reading list. While I only managed to read four books altogether during this wonderful month of food celebration, they were all written by Jasper Fforde. When I read a book by a new (to me) author and I…

Thanksgiving Wine

Wine Wednesdays: Thanksgiving Edition

It’s the day before Thanksgiving! For those of you who will be celebrating, are you excited yet? I know I am. I’m visiting my mom for the week, and the past couple days have been dedicated to getting the house ready for guests, and preparing as much food ahead of time as possible. Of course,…

Olives

Tempted by Olives

I love olives. I am always tempted to eat them any time, any place. Especially during the holiday season, because they’re pretty much guaranteed to be served at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. At least in my family. And, with the exception of a couple people, all of my family loves olives. The best are the…

Girls Who Read

Girls Who Read

I first saw this ode to girls who read when the Insatiable Booksluts shared it on their FB page, and I loved it so much I just wanted to share it with you all. What isn’t there to love about a poem that highlights and cherishes the habits, imagination, and knowledge of us bookworms? The…

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Confusion in the Cupboards

One of the most confusing places in my kitchen can be the cupboards. We have a small, galley-type kitchen with only cupboards in which to store our food (I can’t wait to have a kitchen with a pantry). As in most kitchens, these cupboards are positioned at a height that I need a stepladder in…