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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.


  • 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 😉




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“Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.”

The Coffee: A feel as though a large aspect of my life is an analogy to peanut butter. My job, my friends, my hobbies; often I feel as though they are all stuck together in one way or another.

It is difficult to find time for all your commitments when they are essentially from completely different jars. One thing that I try to remember is that you should always find time for each commitment, and if you can’t, then you probably shouldn’t call yourself a part of the group at all.

I feel half heartedly committed to the vast area of social media tools I subscribe to. This article from BBC suggests a thought I pondered for some time now. Are social networks making us less human? I agree that tools such as Facebook can help you interact with international friends, but it’s ridiculous that my two roommates were Facebook chatting one another last night while sitting on the same couch.

Keep in mind that staying with the times doesn’t mean you can’t put away your cell phone during dinner perhaps with family or close friends.

The Cream and Sugar: This amazing book I heard about that I think I need, but probably don’t. Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole Grain Flours.

Recently, my mother and I are obsessed with cooking with wheat flour when I am home for a few days here and there…such as whole wheat grilled pizza or whole wheat cinnamon swirl bread. While my interning/college lifestyle doesn’t allow me to even remotely be able to afford these recipes, it is nice to dream. Right?


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