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Mini Donuts with Chocolate Ganache

​For this week’s throwback, we’re talking donuts, also known as doughnuts to you fancy people. Donuts are my weakness, and depending on how you look at it, it’s either very lucky or sad that the Krispy Kreme store sits on the opposite side of Dupont Circle, just far enough that I rarely make my way there. 

This next part is sad and that’s really the only one way of looking it. Can you believe that I’ve only made these amazingly easy chocolatey mini donuts once? as in not over and over again? I don’t want you to, but it’s true. I’m not sure what I was thinking.

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Pic Me Up - Rome

I’m going home this weekend for Father’s Day/my mom’s birthday. Around this time last year we went on a whirlwind trip to Europe. Aurora, Colorado isn’t quite Rome, but I’m very much looking forward to some quality time with my parents. 

I hope you’re having a good week and if you’re not, at least it’s halfway over. Happy Hump Day!

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Fortune Finds

When you’re at home with a cold, you find yourself spending a lot of time on the internet. Here are some of the discoveries that helped this sick girl feel better. 

1. Hillary Clinton has officially joined Twitter. Her profile is about as good as it gets.
2. Father’s Day dinner recipes that I want to try on Dad this weekend, if he’ll let me.
3. I let out a very audible gasp when they played the Ender’s Game trailer at the theater. I’ve been waiting for the movie adaptation since the 8th grade.
4. The year is only half over and my vacation days are already all accounted for. Luckily, the New York Times has a solution for that and offers plenty of weekend getaway ideas in this travel book.
5. I’m always looking for new bakeware (that I don’t actually need), and I’m always finding things I love from West Elm.
6. My biggest clothing need this summer is dresses. This one by Lauren Conrad really caught my eye. It’s not available yet, so I’ve been obsessively checking the Kohl’s website. Who does that?
7. A must-read on life after Newtown.
8. Real Simple put together a great list of new cookbooks just in time for summer. This Bakeless Sweets book sounds perfect for those too-hot-for-the-oven days. 

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Lemon Coconut Cupcake

What? How can you not like lemon? What do you have against coconut? 

I was so full of questions when one too many coworkers turned down these lemon-coconut confections last Friday. I couldn’t comprehend how the same people who literally run at the first sight of sub-par leftover catering, could say no to free dessert made by theirs truly. Lemon, cream cheese frosting and shredded coconut, what’s not to like? I never got a satisfying answer.

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Greek Salad Dressing

So I’ve never been to Greece, but that doesn’t mean I’m not an authority on Greek salad, because I am. I eat a lot of it, especially this time of year when it’s much too hot to spend any time by the stove.

So this is me letting you in on something: If you’re eating it with lettuce, you’re doing it all wrong.

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Healthier Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my favorite picture. It’s my iPad wallpaper. I love it so much. So it’s only fitting that I would revive* these healthier-for-you oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies for this first Throwback Thursday post.

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