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Derby Cupcakes

Recipe via King Arthur Flour This past weekend was not only Mother’s Day, but the Kentucky Derby. I intend to go one of these days, but for now I still know nothing about horses and horse racing save for the fancy headwear and gambling. Seabiscuit. There – I even name dropped. What was the one…

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Play with Pixels: Gaming Q&A

I have been lucky enough to find a community online called International Geek Girl Pen Pal Club (there’s a link in my sidebar if you’re interested), where people from all over the globe gather and find camaraderie in all things nerdy through snail mail or e-mail. This month they’ve put out a theme (and it’s…

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Dear April – Book Love

Since April started, I’ve been challenging myself to do “April Love Letters” based off of this daily prompt graphic put together by Susannah Conway. For April 6th, the topic is “Dear Books,” which has been a very current and exciting topic for me recently. I can’t stop buying/reading/talking about books. It helps that I have…

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PAX East 2016 Expectations

It is April, and aside from it being my birthday month (very important, folks), it is also the month that PAX East is happening in Boston! In a few short weeks I will be surrounded by my people – all of the gamers and nerds on the east coast, waiting on lines to playtest games…

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Caramel Cookie Bars

When your sister visits, you let her pick what you’re going to make.ย But you really luck out when she and the husband help you measure everything out, and you don’t get anxiety about it because you trust them. I am so particular about people helping me in the kitchen, I only trust a few people,…

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My Relationship with Comic Books

My earliest memory of being in a comic book store was in the era of pogs. My brotherย and I sifted through these giant bins of them, my little purple container full up with pogs that I could not even begin to tell you what they looked like today. If I really think about it, probably…

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St. Patrick’s Day Noms

Last year I posted this handy little listicle looking at all these neat traditional Irish recipes to make for St. Patricks – yes, some include booze, and no they aren’t all artificially green. Time to bring it back – and probably make one or two this weekend! Get pumped – and maybe not so super…