Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Currently / / December

Holiday Baking Doing | Baking cookies for the holidays. Lauren shared this chocolate crinkle cookie recipe and it inspired me to begin baking Christmas cookies over the weekend. I was in the throes of morning sickness last year, so my motivation to bake was low. My only attempt were peanut butter cookies with leftover gluten-free flour which was a major fail!

I need to purchase molasses so I can make one of our favorites -- molasses spice cookies.

Enjoying | My washing machine! We were without a washing machine for the entire month of November due to measuring errors (us and them) and missed deliveries. The washing machine saga of 2016 is behind me and I am so grateful.

Cooking | My mother-in-law gave me a bunch of dried beans, so I cooked my first batch of chili over the weekend. I keep forgetting to buy cornmeal because I love cornbread with chili, but oh well!

Wrapping | I haven't started wrapping any gifts yet -- eek!

Playing | Christmas music, obviously! Sufjan Stevens and surprisingly, Barbra Streisand are two of my favorites to listen to during the holidays.

Linking with Anne and Kellie.

Thanksgiving 2016

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