Cookies and Catch Up

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Great news, guys. The Murphalewski Bed and Breakfast just wrapped four straight weeks of out-of-town guests. That means 7 midwesterners are entering the winter season a little bronzer than usual and many local restaurant staffers here in Sarasota are actually starting to think I have friends. It’s a win-win! Now you may be asking if I’m […]

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How to ruin a perfectly good batch of pumpkin scones

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You want to know something funny about these pumpkin spice scones? I threw them in the trash shortly after taking these photos. Why? Because pumpkin is the spice of life people. Well, specifically, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves are the actual spices of life in the fall but you get the idea. Truth is, these just didn’t […]

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candy corn sprinkle covered apple cider donuts

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Sometimes I feel like that guy you went on a first date with and afterwards he says you should hang out again soon but then you don’t hear from him for two-plus weeks. And you’re probably over there on the other end of your computer or smart phone like what the heck? I thought we hit it off? Should […]

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springing into summer

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Hey guys. Sarah here. I figured since I’m paying to rent space here on the interwebs, I should make a concerted effort to chat with you guys a little more often. So here I am. Let’s chat. Matt and I attended our last marriage prep workshop yesterday. Thanks be to God. Because what are sunny 80 […]

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Love Languages and Christmas Cookies

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It’s hard to believe another Christmas is already upon us. A chance to look back on the past year and celebrate your accomplishments. A chance to look forward and make resolutions for the coming year. And a chance to visit that familiar self-induced hell of cookie decorating. Just kidding. Kind of. They say people fit into […]

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What music do mummies listen too?

Wrap Music. This Halloween joke was brought to you by Brent J. from Upper Arlington, Ohio Thanks Brent! I apologize for my blog infrequency but you know I’m not one to miss a holiday so it’s only fitting that I bring it back for one of my favorites. I love Halloween. I would say it’s my favorite […]

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Long time no talk

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Hey there! Where have you been? Feels like we haven’t had a one-sided conversation in forever. My bad. Truth is I’ve actually been busy. Really, truly, contributing to society again busy. That’s right the sabbatical has ended. The summer of Sarah has come to a close. But what a summer it was! Beach time, dog walks, mid-day […]

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It’s coming up pumpkins

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I ponder life’s questions frequently throughout my day. At the gym. Walking the dog. In the shower. But there are some questions that no matter how much I think about, I just can’t seem to figure them out. I talked about some of them last week but here are just a few more: Why is it that? […]

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Grandma’s Rhubarb Cake

It’s back! Candy Corn is back in your local grocery store folks! You only have 60 days to enjoy this treat so don’t delay. I don’t know about you but my Labor Day was filled with super sweet waxy triangles of awesomeness. So what if it felt like I was cheating on the holiday. We’re just […]

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Honey Cornbread Muffins

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I learned an important lesson this week while making cornbread muffins. Don’t over-think things. Simple is best. Who says the best lessons aren’t learned while baking anyways? A few weeks ago I made a cornbread crumb cake that was delicious albeit a little time-consuming. And yesterday I cooked up a batch of vegetarian chili and was looking for […]

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