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The Coffee: Man Candles, The Cream/Sugar: Baked Brie Recipe

The Coffee: I noticed a trend lately of new women-intended man products. BirchBox just introduced its men’s version and now this: Yankee Candles for the manly man in your life. All ridiculousness aside, I have to give it to their marketing department. This is pretty clever and whether or not they are sold seriously or as gags, they will definitely sell. Yay or nay?

The scents:

  • Riding Mower: Hot sun. Cool breeze. And the intensely summery scent of freshly cut grass.
  • 2X4: The warm, unmistakable scent of freshly planed wood and sawdust evokes a sense of confidence and quality.
  • First Down: Game on! This combination of orange, patchouli, vetiver and leather is as exciting as game day.
  • Man Town: Escape to the man cave with this masculine blend of spices, woods and musk.

The Cream and Sugar: During an epic season opening of the Bachelorette, my girlfriends and I embarked on a tasty endeavor! Yes, we frequently enjoy cheese only inspired things for dinner, which is why one B had no hesitation thinking up this one in Stop&Shop. We’ll call it the Three B’s Brie.

Need:

  • Cookie sheet
  • Cooking Spray
  • Crescent Rolls
  • Round Brie
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Honey
  1. Preheat oven to 350, spray the cookie sheet and place a large square of the dough on the sheet.
  2. Place the brie in the center. Cover with almonds and drizzle with honey.
  3. Gently cover and pinch the top of the dough together, drizzle with more honey.

Cook for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown! Slice in with a knife, put on crackers/pita and enjoy! It goes really well with red wine 😉

Cheers!

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“And all the kids they dance, all the kids all night. Until Monday morning feels another life” Coldplay

The Coffee: Happy Movember! Is your boyfriend, husband, brother, uncle, father participating in Men’s Health awareness month? The men in my office are, can’t wait to see the pro growers (and not so pro) waltzing around trying to not look like pedifile bros. Yes, the Mo Bros are about and I fully support. Let’s face it; females get plenty of chance to support our health through nonsense Facebook posts (the what color underwear are you wearing trend etc).

The Cream and Sugar: The ironic part about this post is not my recent adaptation of cooking crazy good meals, it was what I was for Halloween in relation (you’ll see in a moment). Also, apologies for the shitty great crackberry photos.

Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies, I have no idea what recipe I used, I used like eight different ones. Here is what I learned: pumpkin from a can makes them cakey so you must add more sugar than flour or else they feel like muffins. Or you can cheat by mix Betty Crocker’s Pumpkin Spice mix with choco chips ;).

I made this next meal mostly to use these burgers sitting in my freezer, but I ended up pretty impressed. (Sorry I started to eat it before taking the photo).

 Pan fried bbq Sirloin burgers with carmelized onion smothered in swiss cheese with oven-roasted carrots /asparagus /peppers /onions /sweet potatoes seasoned with rosemary, basil and EVOO. Cook the onions separately in a pan til soft, cook burger to desired temp. Veggies take about 30 mins in oven at 350.

I love couscous. I could eat a whole box in one sitting. This next meal is obviously overwhelmed by the heavenly substance.

Oven-roasted Atlantic Salmon with same above type veggies and parmesan couscous. Couscous takes about 5 mins, which is super convenient when you are focusing on the temperature of salmon. Veggies take about 30 mins in the oven at 350.

AND thus, here is what I was for Halloween: The three little pigs and my bf as the big bad wolf. Hence #fatty status

Cheers!

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