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Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Peaches Please

I’ll always wonder why my school never offered (or required) a home economics class. We took shop class as part of the standard curriculum and were later offered electives such as architecture, theater, dance, ceramics, photography, studio art, jazz band, choir etc. But where was the class that taught you how to sew back on that errant button or boil water for pasta? Don’t get me wrong, we were writing papers in middle school. I was well prepared for the academics of college. I spent an enormous amount of time in the theater and took shop multiple times; I can wield an electric drill with the best of them. But so many people I knew went to college never having

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Chocolate Stout Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream | Peaches Please

Yep. It’s a Halloween mummy cake, a pun and a Doctor Who joke all in one. You have no idea how happy that makes me.  It’s also a damn tasty piece of deliciousness with a light, tender chocolate stout cake within and a silky, fluffy swiss meringue buttercream without. What flavor is the buttercream? Well, mostly vanilla, but with a hint of rum and grand marnier. Basically, this cake is a whole bevy of good things. And don’t let the mummy decorations mislead you, this cake is good at any time of year. It’s just that it’s Halloween and I felt like jumping on the celebration bandwagon. Okay, that’s a lie. Really this post is about a little television show

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I know, it’s still September; waaaay to early for gingerbread. But hey, I like gingerbread. It makes me happy. So gingerbread bars we have. I actually made these bad boys for a contest run by Dixie Crystals and Mixed, which is a food blogger’s conference I’m attending in November. It’s a fun conference. It takes place at the Mountain Lake Hotel in Virginia, which happens to be where a little film called “Dirty Dancing” was filmed. It tends to be quite chilly in the mountains in southern Virginia in November, so there’s comfy clothes, big stone fireplaces and all kinds of blogger fun. It’s a good time. Dixie Crystals happens to be one of the sponsors of the Mixed Conference

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Well, it’s September and I’ve come to the conclusion that I will forever feel that the year begins and ends on Labor Day. Maybe it’s a side product of having been in school until I was 25, but I still think in terms of a school calendar and September inevitably brings with it a feeling of excitement. While I don’t have anything quite as momentous as the start of school coming up, I am a big fan of Autumn. Given that I like Fall so much, it’s pretty great that I live in Georgia where Fall pretty much lasts until (and sometimes through) December. It’s the season of hiking, sweatshirts, everything pumpkin all the time, Halloween, Thanksgiving, soup, apple pie,

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