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Happy Friday kids!

Just a quick note of gratitude:
my facebook page for vanilla sugar is almost at 5K likes.
2 years ago at this time I had 77 likes and was estatic.
So thank you, very much, for liking & loving my little creative food blog.

Should you ever want a homemade cheez it recipe that has far less chemicals than the boxed version,
then keep this recipe handy. It's really good.
Craving something lemon? Lemon crunch bars.  Seriously.
lemon & vanilla oreo ice cream
Or maybe a lemon-vanilla oreo ice cream?
In case you haven't heard me scream from the rooftops....cape cod has a Whole Foods Market now.
AND they have a breakfast buffet in the mornings!
It's really good, but it gets really packed--fast.
Can't tell you how many people liked my profound statement on Facebook.
Rain & humidity--why do they have to go hand in hand in the summer?
Goodbye winter, hello summertime.
Ocean temp as of today, about 63-64 degrees. Better than 50, right?
Best seat on the beach.
Don't you love that brightness? After months and months of a dark winter here on cape cod.
my walking buddy
Even my neighbors chickens are happy to be out for their morning walks again.

Fancy a root beer bundt cake?
Yes root beer!

Peach season is here.
Make peach shortcake with white chocolate-whipped cream!
blueberry shortcake
Blueberry compote for blueberry shortcake is one of my weaknesses.
blueberry shortcake
My blueberry shortcake is made with a nice easy to make donut cake.
Can you stuff brownies with s'mores?

around the web:

slow cooker spiced cashews
app snaps photo of alleged smartphone thief
imaging advance detects free radicals in brain injury
how to negotiate with someone more powerful than you (MUST READ!)
best yoga poses for better sleep & less stress
the other salt: foods high in potassium
strawberry italian cream cake
snicker layer bars (paleo & vegan)
7 things your hair says about your health
10 best clam shacks in New England!! (Clam Box is the best!)
17 incredible things you didn't know about whole foods market
a day at the office with Boston Red Sox's Wally the Green Monster
nutshell dioramas of death
rhubarb punch
right before I die (warning this is intense)
Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts (handy little page)
everything you need to know about B12 deficiency
10 health & fitness instagram must follows (LOVE Alan!)
liver detoxifying green juice drink
2-ingredient nutella brownies!
5 ways to make everyone be around you
bourbon-bacon brownies!
DIY wrapped gladiator sandals
Love these! fortune "cakes" cupcake molds
handy full moon finder
orange creamsicle ricotta cookies
rhubarb-cardamon custard pie
DIY pre-shave oil for men
20 epic alternatives to peanut butter
how to turn confetti into monogram wall art (so cute!)
how exercise slows aging
the effect of 1-night of sleep deprivation
the science of the best sorbet
7 things men really want in a relationship
10 most comfortable dining chairs
DIY ladder wardrobe
york peppermint patty chocolate popsicles
how much GMO food are you really eating?
getting a good nights sleep really does help boost your brain
homemade snickers (printed!)
counter the effects of menopause
breakfast pizza!
when did this generation become so obsessed with itself?
wonderful roundup of backyard crafts for the summer
22 tricks to avoid bloating

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Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Everything looks great! Love the lemon crunch bars, they sound fabulous. :)

  2. The pictures are beautiful. Ocean temp as of today, about 63-64 degrees??? OMGOSH! The water temp here is 81 and I still can't get in haha. Checking out the 7 things men really want, health and fitness people to follow on instagram, things about whole foods and how to negotiate. LOVE your links!!

  3. I'm dying to find out what men really want, after i counter the effects of menopause while eating bacon brownies! and I'll be your friend on Facebook!

  4. Love all your ocean pics! Homemade Snickers are the best! I made Not Without Salt's and am already planning a repeat performance!


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