This Is Why You’re Fat!

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The McNuggetini from the book This Is Why You’re Fat introduces us to a new low of debaucherous gluttoney!
How far will we go until someone says enough?

Eating Animals

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Natalie Portman has written a thoughtful and provacative response to Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, Eating Animals.

The Huffington Post will be featuring a wide range of reviews on the book and hopes to start a national conversation of the global impact factory farming has on us all.

From pollution to disease, carnivorous activity threatens the food supply and the sustainability of our planet.

Million Dollar Peanut Butter Cookies!

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The Pillsbury Bake-Off Million Dollar Winner Carolyn Gurtz wins with Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies!

Carolyn Gurtz’s Pillsbury Bake-Off Million-Dollar Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies

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photograph from pillsbury.com
- makes 24 cookies -

Ingredients
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup confectioners’ powdered sugar
1 roll Pillsbury Create ‘n Bake refrigerated peanut butter cookies, well chilled.

Procedure
1. Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix chopped peanuts, granulated sugar, and cinnamon; set aside.

2. In another small bowl, stir peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely blended. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) balls.

3. Cut roll of cookie dough into 12 slices. Cut each slice in half crosswise to make 24 pieces; flatten slightly. Shape 1 cookie dough piece around 1 peanut butter ball, covering completely. Repeat with remaining dough and balls.

4. Roll each covered ball in peanut mixture; gently pat mixture completely onto balls. On ungreased large cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Spray bottom of drinking glass with Crisco original no-stick cooking spray; press into remaining peanut mixture. Flatten each ball to 1/4-inch thickness with bottom of glass. Sprinkle any remaining peanut mixture evenly on tops of cookies; gently press into dough.

5. Bake 7 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Store tightly covered.

BirthdayPalooza!

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The food and drink debauchery which was my “Birthdaypalooza” has finally ended. I never thought that I would say such a thing; however, I don’t think that I could’ve gone on much longer and survived.

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Thanks to my bff M I had a birthday to remember with all of the trimmings.
The big day was Saturday the 24th, however, we started at Lilly Chocolates on Thursday, then we head over to Athen’s Pastries then to M’s for wine.

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Friday night he entertained me and some friends in grand style at his beautiful home, fireside with fancy cocktails from his wickedly creative mind! J suprised me with a beautiful bracelet and made me feel like a princess. We all went to Luxe for a fantastic dinner. I had the tuna and far too many champagne cocktails!

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Saturday was an afternoon of lunch and shopping with mom, (More on her in another post!) an early supper with D at Tartine then off for cocktails with C, G and D at the Market Avenue Wine Bar. Again, far too much wine.

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Sunday, my daughters thought that it would be nice to have a family dinner; lobsters, shrimp, scallops, mashed potatoes, two bottles of wine and one bottle of champagne later I officially surrendered.

Weekend Shenanigans!

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…….Once the dog started drinking, the party really started…!

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