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The end of the month means it’s time to recap what I’ve been reading the past few weeks. I haven’t read as much in the past couple of months as I normally do, but I highly recommend all of those in this post today!

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner: A mother, two daughters, a political scandal, an addiction, and a couple love stories make up this eclectic mix of learning how to lean on family. 

The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen: (from) Twenty-nine-year-old Lindsey Rose has, for as long as she can remember, lived in the shadow of her ravishingly beautiful fraternal twin sister, Alex. Determined to get noticed, Lindsey is finally on the cusp of being named VP creative director of an elite New York advertising agency, after years of eighty-plus-hour weeks, migraines, and profound loneliness. But during the course of one devastating night, Lindsey’s carefully constructed life implodes. Humiliated, she flees the glitter of Manhattan and retreats to the time warp of her parents’ Maryland home. As her sister plans her lavish wedding to her Prince Charming, Lindsey struggles to maintain her identity as the smart, responsible twin while she furtively tries to piece her career back together. But things get more complicated when a long-held family secret is unleashed that forces both sisters to reconsider who they are and who they are meant to be.

It’s almost 2014 and I have a feeling it’ll be a BIG year! However, I don’t want to wish the last few days of this year away and I’ve seen several bloggers share their favorite/most popular recipes from the past twelve months, so drum roll please… here are my favorite kitchen creations from 2013:

Broccoli and Cheddar Muffins

Christmas 2013 was another good one!  Here are some scenes from our holiday: Tis the reason…!  My family on Christmas Eve with our Santa hats Gluten Free Cupcakes (from Whole Foods) Of course Santa Paws visited our house  

I wish you a very merry Christmas!  P.S. These are the faces of two dogs who are tired of patiently waiting for their human to stop taking pictures and give them a cookie!

Its the week of Christmas!! So today I decided to give anyone who ever stumbles across this little blog the ugliest holiday gift of the season: Lentil Noodle Soup. This does not mean you are on Santa’s naughty list. Au contraire, this is dedicated to all the people on the nice list.   Every time I [...]

Growing up, I went to Catholic school and it was in those 9 years that I learned a pretty decent foundation of the French language. I remember one lesson in particular about food. Everyone brought in a French dish and one girl brought in quiche. It was the first time I remember trying it and [...]