Daily Archives: February 28, 2011

She’s My Cherry Pie

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At 11am today, we arrived at Paper or Plastik. I snagged the very last muffin…

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…which “forced” Abe to finally order the Sweet Lady Jane pie we’ve been eyeing for weeks:

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$7/slice seems like a lot for some cherries/sugar/flour/butter…

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…but lemme tell you…

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…it was worth it!

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I couldn’t handle “just a taste” – we had to do an even split

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Mint/Chamomile/Blackberry “Balance” blend

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The Cranberry Orange Rosemary muffin (from Cake Monkey) was quite scrumptious…

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…but it was all about this little lady…

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…with her perfect flaky crust…

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“Not only the best cherry pie, but the best pie – maybe even the best dessert – I’ve ever had?!?” – Abe

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And this slice wasn’t even warmed up <—(Can you imagine?!?)

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We may have to take a visit to Sweet Lady Jane Cafe to experience some fresh-from-the-oven action. Soon.

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Remember my ballad to the Whole Food’s Chocolate Chip Pecan during Thanksgiving? Apparently there is something about good pie that makes me want to sing cheesy 80’s songs….

Winner Winner Turkey Dinner

dessert - salads - take out

Awards Season may be over, but Girl Scout Cookie Season as begun!

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For Oscar-watching last night, I brought over a package of Samoas and Chocolate Chip Tate’s Bake Shop Cookies from Itzy’s Kitchen’s Giveaway

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More food won – $100 courtesy of Mendocino Farms, from the video I posted as part of their Fan Challenge in December

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I used the $$$ to get takeout for the family last night

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You can order any of their sandwiches as salads; I got the seasonal “November to Remember” on mixed greens, instead of bread.

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Used 1/4 of the citrus dressing, a dollop of the Herb Aioli, and all of the Cranberry Chutney

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I was pretty sure I was going to freak out over this salad (I love most Thanksgiving-themed meals) but alas, I didn’t. Something about it didn’t work.

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Maybe it was this bread that came with?

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Most of their carbs are AMAZING and this just wasn’t.

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I’ll stick to their sandwiches next time – I still have gift certificates left over!!!

Dessert was a winner – I had 2 of each. Tate’s Cookies are crisp and buttery, and Samoas are just nostalgia/heaven in each bite.

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My luck didn’t carry over in the Oscar predictions but Abe scored us $50 with his picks!

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I was happy for everyone who won last night too, especially Melissa Leo and David Seidler (I’m inspired by late bloomers)

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My favorite speech was Luke Matheny, the short film winner who thanked his mom for doing craft services.

Have you won anything lately? Did you watch The Oscars last night?