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Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on February 24, 2010

Generally speaking, it doesn’t take much to give me the urge to bake, but with a rapidly approaching 18-hour road trip in the company of three young men, it was not just an urge, but a sense of duty that led me to make something for the road.

With images of beef jerky flowing from seat-pockets and fluorscent dorido dust coating fingertips, iphones and stearing wheels, I knew I should  go down the healthy route… but who am I to deny my sweet tooth?

Well, thanks to a favorite culinary blog , the solution was not hard to find… So with my suitcase packed and sitting by the door I went to work putting these guys together.

Sans flour, sugar, eggs, or butter… you may wonder how these could possibly taste good,

or how they hold together so beautifully,

but these little guys are my new favorite.

And the best part?  The recipe landed me with exactly 18 cookies – which equals exactly one per hour for the drive… ahem, for one person.

The guys will find their own stuff to snack on along the way, right?

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whimsical debut

Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on February 7, 2010

I recently made my first quilt for the birth of my (first) nephew, August.

Yes, I realize I  have set a tough precedent for myself here – with all the nieces and nephews to come. But what I fear the most is not the number of quilts I may have committed myself to making,  it is the thought that August, like any oldest child/grandchild, will grow up to see his siblings and cousins receive far more advanced versions of the same gift as years of practice hone my skills.

I hope he’ll realize how much greater was the emotion, the effort, and the pride that went into this one little quilt than could possibly go into all subsequent quilting projects combined.

A photograph, still unfinished:

For now, no other babies are on the horizon… but the quilting bug is upon me.

More to come on that note.

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go forth

Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on February 4, 2010

It’s frightening how well they are onto us.

And  by that I mean these hopeful youths going forth to the anthem of Whitman’s poem definitely gave me goosebumps … but they also sent me straight to for a pair of boyfriend cut 501’s.

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