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Help me help you

Posted by AllieB on December 1, 2010

It’s almost too easy.*

*In your defense – it’s a bad angle, but might I suggest a scarf and the color black.

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Turkey Dizzle

Posted by AllieB on November 23, 2010

I think I’m pretty much maxed out in the arena of giving thanks – at least re: the blogosphere, so instead of going on and on about perspective and how lucky we are and blah blah, I’m going to talk about something else.

Let’s see…

After much research and consideration about what to contribute to the Baxter Fam T-Giving feast, I’ve decided to stick to the age-old adage KISS and will be serving the following hors d’oeuvre. It’s beyond delicious (credit: Paula Deen by way of Boss Lady) and so super healthy….

Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie


1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts or pecans

1 tablespoon brandy

1 (14-ounce) round brie

Apple wedges, for serving

Pear wedges, for serving

2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Crackers, for serving


In a small bowl stir together the sugar, nuts, and brandy. Cover and chill for at least 24 hours or up to 1 week.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

Place the brie on an ovenproof platter or pie plate. Bake for 4 or 5 minutes or until the brie is slightly softened. Spread the sugar mixture in an even layer on top of the warm brie and bake for 2 to 3 minutes longer, or until the sugar melts. Brush the fruit wedges with lemon juice and arrange them around 1 side of the brie. Place crackers around the other side.

I feel confident I can handle this. Two years ago I managed to ruin microwave green beans, and last year I spent approximately five hours slaving over a dish that was allegedly “easy” and only took “30 mins prep time.” Psssh. Holy crap that looks really tasty.

For how much I go on about it in real life, I feel I don’t give Trader Joe’s enough credit on this thing. From the wine to the produce to the veggie chips to the AMAZING Parmesan Pastry Puffs, there is nothing I don’t love about TJ’s. Last night I made my thrice-weekly sojourn to my local market, and I would just like to say thank you to the gentleman who checked me out: “Alexandra,” he said, as he looked at my I.D., “you’re doing okay for yourself – you still look like you’re about 17.” It may or may not have had something to do with my message tee and side-pony braid, but whatevs – I’ll take what I can get. (Note: PEARL! Sorry I’m not sorry.)

ha. hahaha.

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Posted by AllieB on September 29, 2010

I’ve been a B Spears fan since day numero uno. When she was in her heyday she outdid herself each year at the VMA’s, and it was my favorite thing to watch. I’m not even going to talk about the debacle of 2007 (MANIC ’07), but the years prior to that were amazing.

Last night Glee, a show I’ve come to really enjoy, did the music of Britney Spears. My favorite cast member, Brittany (coincidence!!), did the best version with her rendition of Slave 4 U. Please watch below. Just for my own personal enjoyment I’ve included a video of Britney herself doing it back in ’01. Viva la Britney!

The real thing:

If I had access to a python, wasn’t terrified of snakes, and it was socially acceptable to wear that ensemble in public (and look like that in it), I would so be this version of Britney for Halloween. Sorry I’m not sorry.

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Posted by AllieB on September 1, 2010

I’m not saying this is a road I’d ever want to travel down, but Boobs Legsly’s plastic surgeon is a true artiste.

This looks a little pervy, but whatevs – gotta give credit where credit’s due.

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

Posted by AllieB on August 5, 2010

Friday Night Lights is one of my top three favorite television shows, but it can be tough work to watch it. The bleak setting, the seemingly insurmountable struggles that every character faces – seriously, there is nary a soul on that show who has a charmed life – it can get a little frustrating.

At times I honestly want to turn it off because I can’t handle the massive letdowns that the good, hardworking folk of Dillon, Texas have to deal with. The Taylor family is good people and they do NOT deserve this crap! But then, just when I’m like, “this is borderline masochistic to watch,” they will allow a victory, a silver lining so inspiring that I am enraptured all over again. It’s exhausting, truly – a real emotional roller coaster.

Were the cast not comprised of exactly who it is, the show would be unwatchable. I want Coach Taylor to come to my house and order me to get my priorities straight; I wish that Principal Tami Taylor had ruled my high school with the same stern compassion; and I would do just about anything to take a ride with Tim Riggins in that beat-up truck of his.

Sorry I’m not sorry I immerse myself in television – I have similarly strong feelings about Modern Family. Good tv is good tv.

Oh, hey Tim.

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