Weekly Recap #4


This week was pretty uneventful. I did lots of recipe testing for the cookbook which is sort of a bittersweet experience. When I finally nail down a recipe and taste it and it’s awesome, I can’t share it with you guys for a long time. But it is exciting to start to see the recipes come together.

Hmm… what else happened this week? I had a nightmare that there were pickles in all my food. I hate pickles. I had to get a cavity filled because I chipped my tooth on a peppercorn two years ago and when they fixed the chip it blocked my floss and toothbrush from cleaning one part of my molar or something like that. I also had to get my car’s oil changed. So much fun.

I did get some retail therapy in, though. I had some gift cards from my birthday and bought a new blush that I love and a new curling wand that I think I’ll love if I can get the hang of it. If you guys have any product recommendations for Sephora, I still have some moolah on my gift card.

Dandelion blush from Benefit

Remmington T-Studio Curling Wand

I saw the weirdest commercial on TV this week. I thought it was an SNL skit. Apparently this is a real dating website. They just get more and more specific!

In the past two weeks I’ve purchased three pairs of wedges that don’t fit in my other shoe organizer. Target had this one for like $15! Not as great as Oprah’s closet but a girl can dream.


This week on Handle the Heat:

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Sausage & Artichoke Calzones

Banana Bread


Favorite posts from other blogs:

Peanut Butter S’mores Bars from Pinch of Yum

Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes from Center Cut Cook

Key Lime Pie from Kitchen Runaway

Samoa Scones from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

Asparagus, Spinach, & Feta Quiche from Two Peas and Their Pod

Banana Nutella Muffins from Beantown Baker

6 Responses to “Weekly Recap #4”

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    elaine — April 7, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    for each pair of shoes, if you turn one of them so they're opposite, you can maybe fit an extra pair or two of shoes on each shelf. does that make sense? i have limited space, so i had to experiment so i know it works πŸ™‚

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    amyy — April 8, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Sephora? Holy Guacamoles, where to even start? You might like some philosophy fragrances. I'm hooked on Pure Grace and Amazing Grace. Also, there's always NARS orgasm shade in blush/lipstick.

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      handleheat — April 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      I have NARS orgasm blush but I don't have the lipstick, good idea! Thanks πŸ™‚

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    Miranda @ BL — April 9, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Hahaha! At first I thought that picture was of a sex toy… especially with the glove! Whoops. That's what I get for skimming through the pictures before reading πŸ˜‰

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    BId74rW0Abvu — October 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    146250 493682Hey, you used to write great, but the last few posts have been kinda boring

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