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Just a Sliver: New Orleans

New Orleans

A few weeks ago I was in New Orleans for work. With a little bit of free time, I ubered to the French Quarter to explore. It was a perfectly sunny day for walking around. My first stop was Cafe du Monde (of course) for some beignets and cafe au lait. They certainly lived up to the hype...it was hard to just eat two of the three...and maybe I should have had only one? Yea right. The city is beautiful with so much to see and do.  I definitely didn't have time to see enough so I'll be revisiting at … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: M&M Cookies

Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies

Everyone needs a good M&M cookie recipe. M&M cookies are always a crowd pleaser and I love how they can be used for any holiday. Use the Christmas M&M's, Valentine's M&M's, or Easter M&M's. Need a cute gift idea? Tie a few up in a clear baggie and you have a perfect mini-gift for all of your Valentines. I love this recipe because it's simple. They're easy to make in the evening after a long day of work. You could make these AND make dinner - they're that simple! If you're … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: Game Changers for the New Year

Game Changers for the New Year

Whether you like setting resolutions or not, there is  something about the clean slate of the New Year that kicks motivation into higher gear. You're ready to form new habits and excited to get back on track - mentally and physically. And honestly, I need to focus on something to get me through this first Winter month. My focus this month is getting back to a structured routine which includes early mornings, consistent workouts, and positive habits throughout the workday and evening. Here are 13 … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: Gift Ideas for the Baker

Christmas Gifts: For the Baker

1. You can never have too many cake stands ||  Silver Pedestal & Glass 2. Every baker should have a beautiful slab to work. Rolling dough with a matching rolling-pin is even better|| Crate & Barrel French Kitchen Marble Pastry Slab  & Marble Rolling Pin with Stand 3. Williams-Sonoma Baking Sheets - non-stick and so easy to clean || Non-Stick Quarter Sheet Set of 2 or 3-Piece Cookie Bakeware Set 4. Making baking life magical || Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer 5. Paper Eskimo Baking … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: Charlesteon, SC

Charleston, SC

A late post BUT I finally made it through the busiest two weeks of work...phewf! Flashing back a couple of weeks, we spent Columbus Day weekend [i.e. Canadian Thanksgiving] in Charleston, South Carolina - a city that has been on my list to visit for a few years. And it definitely did not disappoint!! The architecture, history, warm weather, shopping, & food were just incredible. We had some of the best food over the weekend. We're lucky to have an inside source who gave us really great … [Read More...]