Confessions of a Food Blogger

confessions of a food blogger, part VIII

cookies and wine go better together than cookies and milk.

last week, I got my finger slammed (and locked) in the car door. I self-medicated with sea salt chocolate.

the other night I almost left Adam at Lowe’s because he was being bossy…but then I realized he had my credit card.

capers freak me out.

I called it a night at 12:15 on New Years Eve because I couldn’t stop thinking about the s’more tart on the counter…and because my feet hurt.

I miss uncle jessie.

Read parts I, II, III, IV , V ,VI and VII here.

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    Alyssa
    January 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    bossy men… grrrrr. Lowe’s brings that out in men, I think. Nothing like a hardware store to make a normal guy go all dominant.

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    Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side
    January 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    cookies + wine DO = a match made in heaven. a couple months ago, i vegetable peeled half my fingernail off… TMI? i feel your pain girly.

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    Jackie
    January 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I was in BED by 12:10 on NYE…because I’m lame now and I get up at 6 AM every day.

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    Baking 'n' Books
    January 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Cookies and Wine are the ultimate antidote to a long day at work though don’t you know?

    Love the close-up shot of you two!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    If by Uncle Jesse you mean John Stamos….. I watch Full House everyday. And if I’m not near the TV, I DVR it.
    I live a sad life.

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    Darcy @ She Sings at the Table
    January 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Bahahaha sometimes I answer the phone “Talk to me!” as a subtle homage to Uncle Jesse 🙂

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    Luyi
    January 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Clearly, self-medicating with chocolate is the best way to go… can you imagine self-medicating with both your chocolate AND your decadent fig newtons? Mmm.

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    Megan (Braise The Roof)
    January 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I won’t even go into a hardware store with my boyfriend 9 times out of 10. It’s his domain. I have Sur La Table, he has Home Depot. It works.

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    Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes
    January 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    as always, these posts make me smile 🙂
    love,
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    January 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Now I have s’more tart on my mind 😉

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    Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Everyone says I should like capers but they kind of freak me out too 🙁

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    Maria
    January 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Omigeez to the finger slam thing! I’m still wincing for you 🙁

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    LOVE the part about almost leaving him at Lowe’s…there’s been many a time Nate’s almost been left because he sits and analyzes every option for TOO long! good thing i love that man 🙂

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    jenna k
    January 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    i was at a wedding rehearsal dinner for new years, and the bride and her friends (including me) wanted to do a fake new year at 11pm. but sadly, we were vetoed by her family and the groom’s side.
    uncle jessie is wonderful! a bar by campus (at UT) used to post fliers with his picture that said something about the bar being just as awesome as his hair. they cracked me up every time i saw one!

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    Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate
    January 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    haha, uncle jessie. Those were the days. 🙂
    LOVE the picture at the end!

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    Kelly
    January 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I gotta disagree with you on #1. Cookies go much better with milk b/c you can’t dunk cookies in wine…or you really shouldn’t. 🙂 Now, dark chocolate and wine is a different story.

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    January 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    “I almost left Adam at Lowe’s because he was being bossy…but then I realized he had my credit card.” – I’m sorry, but I cracked up at this! booo bossiness! Can’t say that I’m not guilty of it though. Oh, I totally agree about the wine and cookies part, and hope your finger feels better!

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    Stephanie
    January 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Is there ANYTHING that doesn’t go great with wine? If so…I haven’t found it. 🙂

    Capers freak me out a bit too!

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    Krystina (Basil & Wine)
    January 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    You and Adam make the cutest stinkin’ couple.

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking
    January 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    These posts are some of my favorites. Love learning more about the people behind the blog!

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    Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    January 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    These made me smile 🙂 besides the finger, ouch! – although fabulous self-medication move there, sister
    Heidi xo

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    Raya
    January 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Uncle Jessie? As in, Full House?? ME TOO!!! I also miss “stephanie” with her “how RUDE” saying. Haha 🙂

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    Michaela
    January 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I did that to my thumb in a car door a few years ago. However, there was lots of bourbon involved so I didn’t feel much! Don’t worry–I was the passenger. haha. Lost a nail to that incident.

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    Tina
    January 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I think your last confession should have been: I miss making music videos with Tina and AnneP.

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet
    January 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I actually hate capers!! They totally gross me out.

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    Maria @ The Fitted Apron
    January 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I could so go for a glass of wine right about now.

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    Cyndi @ Weightless Life
    January 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I went to bed shortly after midnight too. Actually, I think the only reason I made it to midnight is because I was at a party.

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    Marie @ PeoniesNCupcakes
    January 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Cookies & Wine…what a perfect combo! Love that!!!

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    Lindsey @ Dishes'N'Diapers
    January 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    “HAVE MERCY…” I do too. 🙂

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    Lindsey @ Dishes'N'Diapers
    January 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    “HAVE MERCY…” I do too. 🙂

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    Lisa
    January 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Hahaha! I woulda left him at Lowe’s anyways. 😉

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    Tiffany
    January 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    These past 7 confessions have made me laugh out loud. Thank you for sharing parts of your life that I can definitely relate to!!! I really laughed hard at the part about the butter in culinary school….did anyone ever find out? Hahahaha – awesome!

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    Whitney
    January 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I completely agree with the last three statements. I still love me some John Stamos to this day!

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    Jennie
    January 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I am afraid to try capers. They look weird. What do they taste like??

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    Amanda (Eating Up)
    January 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I called it a night at 12:05 on NYE. Ha!

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    Maria
    January 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I’ve had the same dilemma, but at Home Depot:)

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    Elizabeth@The Sweet Life
    January 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    You guys photography so beautifully! That photo looks old and new at the same time.

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    January 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I agree with all these things.

    Especially to Uncle Jessy. *Sigh*. Full House was such a classic. 😀

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    Anna (Munching Mamacita)
    January 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Finger stuck and LOCKED in the door!?? Sounds like a good excuse for sea salt chocolate, cookies AND wine in one sitting if you ask me. Poor you!!!

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    Mary @ Fervent Foodie
    January 5, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    you should try a glass of wine with a bowl of cereal–that was my Friday ritual for about 3 months last year… mmmmmmm.

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    Keri
    January 5, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I love this little series you have going : )

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    Lauren
    January 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Haha, believe it or not, caper freak me out as well.
    I love these lil confessions!
    – Lauren

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    The Wife of a Dairyman
    January 5, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    At our home we celebrated New Year’s at 9 p.m. with the east coast folks! The kids totally loved it and my husband and I did also. I can’t make it to midnight unless I’m out and about. Happy New Year to you:) LOVE cookies and wine!

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    Monique
    January 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    That’s a great picture! I, too, get annoyed when boys are being bossy 😉

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    Whitney
    January 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    These are my FAVORITE posts!!!! I love them!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    January 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Absolutely Hilarious I would have left the Husband at Lowe’s for sure!

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    Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I love every installment of this series and your cookies + wine confession is clearly true. Red wine is heart-healthy, after all!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    January 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    now i want s’mores tart too….

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    Camille
    January 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Hey, at least your made it to midnight… unlike someone I know 🙂

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    Pam (Holistic Health Coach)
    January 5, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Lowe’s is like day-care for men, just drop them off and come back in 2 hrs! hehe.
    Chocolate is definitely the best medicine when you slam your fingers in the car door.
    Love your confessions, always so much fun 🙂

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal
    January 5, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Aww your poor finger! That sounds like it hurt! So it actually was smashed in there and you had to unlock it? *shudders*

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    Amber K
    January 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I’ll take the cookie! You can keep the wine. 😉

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    Marie-Journey to Body Zen
    January 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Yall are so cute!

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    Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
    January 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I love this series, Jen-na!

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    Errign
    January 5, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    This post made my night.

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    January 5, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    haha, yeah I only lasted 12:15 on New Years Eve…because I’d stayed up til after 2am the night before and my baby doesn’t sleep in, like at all so I was up at 7 both mornings. I don’t think I’ve caught up yet.

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    Jess@atasteofconfidence
    January 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Full House reference? I love it!

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    Candice @ ChiaSeedMe
    January 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Oh gosh Jenna – so sorry about your finger! I still remember the last time I did that…probably ten years ago. But I still remember it like it was yesterday. Hope yours is better now!

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    Sophia @ Raven Waves
    January 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Cookies and wine sounds like a perfect Valentine’s Day date. 🙂 I totally love that!

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    Jamie
    January 5, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Uncle Jesse? Ultimate hottie. I gotta try cookies with wine…

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 5, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I have actually left my husband at a place once when he was being bossy. Or other words I won’t type. This was like 10 years ago. He learned his lesson. haha!

    Sorry about your finger!

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    Jaclyn
    January 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I miss Uncle Jesse!!!!!!!!!!

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    Emmy (Wine and Butter)
    January 5, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I go see really bad movies just because John Stamon is in them!
    AND I totally storm of out of places about twice a month because my fiancee has ruffled my sensitive feathers. Then I remember he has the keys, or the money or I realise that maybe that glass of pinot made me a little irrational… and refusing to order exactly what I want him to, so I can have a bite, isnt the WORST crime known to man.
    xox

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    Kelley
    January 6, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Totally had finger slammed in locked car door too when I was a kid. Kmart parking lot. Frozen Coke helped self medicate. And 6 stitches.

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    Kelley
    January 6, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Am I the only one who thought the reference was for Uncle Jessie from The Dukes of Hazard??

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    Maria @ The fitted apron
    January 6, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Cookies and wine yum.

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    Fancy
    January 6, 2011 at 4:33 am

    I miss Uncle Jessie!!!!

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    January 6, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Capers + sardines: I like to pretend they don’t exist.

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    Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    January 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    My sophomore year of college my roommate and I would meet back at our dorm every day at lunch time to watch Full House. This song —>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFww7t_EU5M&NR=1 <— still brings back memories of watching TV with my family on Friday night…remember TGIF? Ah..good times.

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    Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    January 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

    bahahahaha! bossy boys, so silly.
    and holy crap, i thought i was the only one who was terrified of capers! they are so creepy! same with olives. they can both go on a deserted island, far away from me for all i care.

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