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Your new favorite “nightcap” :: Golden Milk

Sometimes, even the best of relationships benefit from taking a break. “P.N.” and I hadn’t been getting along, and I felt the need to create some space. We’re still friends though – in fact, we spent some time together last weekend.  Continue Reading →

Nutty Granola Bars {These are for you, Donny Osmond!}

nutty granola bars

I’m a little bit country
And I’m a little bit rock ‘n roll
I’m a little bit of Memphis and Nashville
With a little bit of Motown in my soul
I don’t know if it’s good or bad but I know I love it so
I’m a little bit country, I’m a little bit rock ‘n roll…

My 70’s crush on Donny Osmond made me want to be a little country to his “rock ‘n roll.” I knew every cheesy dance move to the song, and daydreamed about taking Marie’s place, if say, she called in sick or fell off the stage. Never mind that I couldn’t sing. {Why yes, I was a huge nerd. How did you know?!?}

Regardless of whether or not you enjoyed the song, the lyrics definitely reinforced the belief that opposites attract.

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Almond, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Cookies {plus BIG Giveaway!}

almond dark chocolate sea salt cookies with band2

My two worlds have collided – and I couldn’t be more excited!  My “day job” in the music industry means I get to work with radio stations and artists across the country… I love my job! And, of course, I love playing in my Raisin & Fig “sandbox.” Today, I get to introduce you to the husband-and-wife team that make up the band Love & The Outcome.

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{Make Your Own} Almond Milk

almond milk - draining with title

Don’t worry, I’m not going all Euell Gibbons on you.  (What, you’re too young for that reference?  Lucky you… !)

Anyway, if you listen to the “experts” you’ll hear that dairy is good, then… dairy is bad!  Soy is good, soy is bad!  Who can keep up?!

(Thankfully, there seems to be pretty consistent praise for red wine and dark chocolate – in moderation of course.  But I digress… again.)

Dairy and voice-over work don’t go well together — at least for me.  So lately, I’ve been using almond milk instead of dairy or soy.

I love it, and use it in anything that calls for regular milk.  But one look at ingredient list on the package and I quickly run out of words I can pronounce.  I had heard how easy (and economical and “green”) it is to make your own without all the additives and preservatives.  I’m always up for a fun food experiment!

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