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Daddy’s Birthday

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And here’s how we spent it. Brunch Coffee Picking pumpkins Feeding animals And eating lots of daddy’s favorite seafood.  {This is what 5 lbs of shrimp, 4 lbs of mussels, 5 dozen clams, and 3 dozen oysters look like}. Happy birthday, daddy! I love you from the bottom of my heart. Love, Your Soogee

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French Press Coffee

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Up until a couple years ago, I never drank coffee {this from a girl who even worked as a barista}.  I guess it’s not too hard to believe that I’m naturally energetic so I never found the need for it but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve procured an appreciation for a nice café noir.  There’s..read more

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Mocha Frappuccino

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This is probably one of the easiest frappuccinos to recreate and if you make it at home, you can control the quantity, quality and slash the cost in half. httpv://youtu.be/VFdIOCRCaDA Mocha Frappuccino   Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Author: The Squishy Monster Serves: 1 Ingredients 2 shots of fresh espresso 2..read more

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Weekend Bits

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I spent part of the weekend making 10 lbs of kimchi.  No more wild parties and sleepless nights for me.  I’m ok with that {or at least with the fact that it will only now occur once in a blue moon} The highlight of the weekend: Sunday supper with the family. Followed by the best..read more

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Cotton Candy Frappuccino {Starbucks Secret Menu}

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Did you know that there are hundreds of drinks at Starbucks that are not listed on the menu?  It would take me forever and a day to go through each and every one of the items on the Starbucks Secret menu so today, we’re going to start with one of their more popular items, the..read more

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Starbucks Secret Menu//Summer Series II

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Did you know that there are hundreds of drinks at this coffee shop not listed on the menu?  It would take me forever and a day to go through each and every one but today, we’re going to start with one of their more popular secret items, the cotton candy frappuccino.  Fun and pink, with..read more

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Loving Lately

  As a southern girl, I enjoy my sweet tea by the buckets-ful but that’s more sugar than I even want to think about so I’ve been sipping on faintly sweetened white tea instead.  Light and delicate and so refreshing with just a splash of basil simple syrup.  How I make it: 1 cup cold filtered water,..read more

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Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Maya Angelou says she knows why the caged bird sings.  Does she know why The Squishy Monster stores away food like she’s a bear about to go into hibernation?  If Valentines is a sadomasochistic holiday fabricated by companies to sell more hallmark and heart shaped boxes, then the stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas must have..read more

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Apple Coffee Cake

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Guy drives up in his sleek blue Mercedes and flashes me his best smug, high fructose corn syrup smile.  Sorry dude, unless you’re peddling Girl Scout Cookies, I’m not amazed by that kind of indulgence.  His impudence hung so thickly in the air that I could smell him before he even got close.  Some guys just..read more

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