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I've been blogging over at Our Sleeping Flowers these days. Still me, and still delicious, come join me!

This summer has just gotten the best of me, and stolen that best-ness from my kitchen. Specifically my oven. Poor thing, I hope it doesn't feel abandoned.

So I sat out of this month's challenge for Daring Bakers. Which was a fabulously beautiful looking cake (thanks to the host Chris of Mele Cotte)that I was so sad I didn't have the time/money/energy to make. I even got my Mom to bring me all her cake decorating stuff to make it, but to no avail. I will just have to make it some other time when the weather and work schedule permit.

But don't let that deter you from checking out everyone else's fabulous work! Not that mine's on the top of anyone's list right? Well, it is on the top of AJ's list, and my sister's. Mostly because they get to eat it all!

Fabulous baking you Daring Bakers, you! Y'all inspire me like no other bakers can.

Previous Challenges:
May - L'Opéra Cakes
June - Danish

Okay! I made it!
Here it is, and boy was it fun.

Thank George's Bank

This is my second challenge with the Recipes to Rival, and so far I absolutely love this group. For some reason, cooking makes sense to me. It's probably because I can pretend I know what I'm doing when I cook because it's taste this and taste that and more of this and less of that going on. So I'm confident in my cooking skills, I must get it from my mama & baba; they're both fabulous in the kitchen.

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I realized late today... (a.k.a. just now)that my post for Recipes to Rival is due today! Never fear, I have everything ready and I'm making them tomorrow. Bytheway, my seriously lack-age in posting is due to the fact that my camera passed away... I lost my battery charger after GA. :(

So come back tomorrow! And to satisfy your hunger, check out all the other great gourmande's who were timely at making and posting our month's challenge, Thank George's Bank!
No, don't actually thank the bank, that's the name of the dish! silly goose.

And to my fellow cookies, I'm sorry, I will be better next month!
It will help that I won't be working 50+ hour weeks. yeah.

I know this has little to do with food, but since the scents of these perfumes are inspired by sherbet, I figured it was food blog worthy.

Sometimes, AJ and I will go to a department store and browse the fragrances, asking for samples of the ones we like. It's not that we're cheap, okay that may be part of it. But it's also great for someone that can't make decision of preference when there are so many fabulous choices! So we get little vial samples and smell great without having to decide on one exclusive fragrance, and spend tons of money when our taste changes. Plus it weeds out the ones we like momentarily from fragrances that we keep coming back for. Then we dish out the money on a perfume/cologne that we know we love.

Anyway, while fragrance hopping a few days ago I saw a new line of fragrances from Marc Jacobs (who makes one of my favorite toilet waters;) and I absolutely fell in love. Basil, Pear and Grapefruit are the scents that are in his Summer 2008 collection of Splash fragrances and according to the guy who was helping us, they're limited time smells. They were all light, clean and so yummy. I loved them all. Each time I smelled one, I decided it was my favorite until I smelled the next one.

Pear Splash- a fruity fragrance with top notes of pear, mid notes of freesia and base notes of teak wood.

Basil Splash- a fruity fragrance with top notes of basil, mid notes of jasmine and base notes of sandalwood.

Grapefruit Splash- a fruity fragrance with top notes of grapefruit, mid notes of ginger and base notes of white musk.

Don't they just sound fabulous?
If you wear these fragrances I wouldn't be surprised if people start doing strange things, like wanting to lick you.

I hope the people working there aren't catching on to our bi-yearly visits.

I just got back from a week vacation in Georgia.
It was so beautiful! I love the green, and the humidity. Although the humidity rarely got above 80 or 90% while I was there; it was apparently a good week to be visiting.
Anyway, that's why this post is a tad late; I had set up all my posts to publish while I was away and they worked out fabulously! Thank you to scheduled posting.

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