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New Feature: What I Baked

In an effort to be better about this whole blogging thing, I’m going to share my baking efforts. I love to bake. Baking is my jam, my stress relief, my hobby-of-choice. It’s how I worm my way into people’s lives: be my friend, and I’ll bake you cookies! (Or cake, or brownies, or lemon bars… Not bread. Never, ever, ever bread. I can’t bake bread for shit, so don’t ask.)

My first What I Baked post isn’t actually anything I baked. We’re creeping up on July in Mississippi, and it’s hot as balls outside. So what I baked made today: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles!

 

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If you don’t like raw cookie dough, then I don’t think we can be friends. Raw cookie dough is the best. I actually made two different recipes for these babies. The first recipe I tried was a bit of a dud. The cookie dough had no flavor (despite having a tablespoon of vanilla. Crazy, right?) The second recipe is really good. I didn’t follow the recipe for the melted chocolate part, so these guys have to stay in the fridge or they melt all over your hands. BUT THEY’RE STILL DELICIOUS.

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(Confession: I ran out of melted chocolate because I made two batches, so they aren’t as covered as they should be. Don’t judge me.)

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Aren’t they pretty? Don’t you want one?

 

June 28, 2014 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

Blogging for Books Review: Reasons My Kid Is Crying

Reasons My Kid Is Crying coverTitle: Reasons My Kid Is Crying

Author: Greg Pembroke

Random House Description: It all started when busy father Greg Pembroke posted a few pictures online of his three-year-old son, mid-tantrum, alongside the reason his son was crying: He had broken his bit of cheese in half. In Reasons My Kid is Crying, Greg collects together photos sent from parents around the world, documenting the many, completely logical reasons why small children cry.  Among them: “I let him play on the grass” . . . “He ran out of toys to throw into his pool” . . . “The neighbor’s dog isn’t outside”.  The result is both an affectionate portrait of the universal, baffling logic of toddlers—and a reminder for burned-out parents everywhere that they are not alone.

Review: I found the Reasons My Son Is Crying tumblr a while back, and it cracked me up. I don’t have kids, but I’ve always had kids in my life for various reasons–work, family, friends. And it has always stunned me how completely and totally toddlers commit to having a tantrum over the smallest things. (One of my cousins wanted to play soccer as a little girl, and after the first game she was done: “I had to RUN! I got SWEATY! THERE IS GRASS ON MY SHOE!!!”) I know, for parents of a child in the middle of a breakdown, there is nothing funny in the moment. I know that strangers stop and stare and judge, and it’s embarrassing and Not Fun. This book, though? This book shows the humor in those embarrassing Not Fun moments. It’s okay, parents of melting-down toddlers: you aren’t alone.

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June 27, 2014 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

Aaaand we’re back!

It’s been a while since kegger and I have blogged, but we’ll be back more regularly this summer. We’re participating in Blogging For Books, so get ready for lots of book reviews! (And maybe other things, if we feel like it.)

June 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment


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