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Friday Five

Oh, we made it through the week! We certainly deserve a cocktail in celebration, don’t we?


1.If you follow me on Instagram (you totally should), you know I’m a big fan of both Manhattans (up, please) and Old Fashioneds with bourbon. No rye for this girl. This update on an Old Fashioned adds peach and orange flowers!! I can’t wait to try.

2. Cassoulet is one of my absolute favorite French dishes. Thanks to this 7×7 article, I can now replicate the tasty version from SF’s oldest French bistro, Le Central Bistro.

3. Despite laughing through this entire list of things that happen while wine tasting, I can’t help but nod my head in agreement with just about all of them. We’ve all been there, ya?

4. I’m always looking for plants that I can keep alive for longer than a month. Thanks to Sunset’s awesome cactus styling video, now I can look like I know what I’m doing!

5. Summer is coming to a close, but I’m still itching to get a few of these done when I head up to Tahoe later this month!

How are you prepping for the end of summer / beginning of autumn? I can’t wait to start baking!

Tahoe Eats: Sweetie Pie’s

The last post of birthday-related post month. *Le sigh* Okay I actually can’t promise that, as Emily got me this really awesome book called Intoxicated Cupcakes: 41 Tipsy Treats, by Kate Legere, for my birthday (does the girl know me, or what?). Which obviously means I’ll be testing them out and posting them up here! And I still want to share Bec’s homemade mac and cheese recipe from my birthday barbecue, if I can find a way to get it from her! Then there’s the¬†wine tasting¬†trip with Charise.. But I’ll put those on hold for a bit while I try to be more crafty!

Okay, onward to the post! On our way home from Tahoe, we decided to stop for lunch in Placerville. My family was interested in seeing if a restaurant they’d been to years ago was still open. Sweetie Pie’s was in fact, still open! I was confused at first, because there is a Sweetie Pie’s in Napa, and I expected them to be part of the same chain. Spoiler: they aren’t even related!

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