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Carrot Raisin Salad

Whenever we have company, which isn’t very often, I have a set routine. Throw out all the trash, hide the clutter in a closet and smuggle my nail polish somewhere it can’t be seen. I have an embarrassingly large collection of nail varnish. I have stopped buying new ones (for now) because I feel a little guilty for having spent so much money on them (though they were on sale) and it’s annoying when Eli rolls his eyes when I spot new ones I want, but there is always the guilty hope that the nail polish fairy with surprise me one day with some Butter London, Deborah Lippman or Chanel.

So what does this story tell you about me besides the fact that I just failed the nail polish CAGE questionnaire? That carrots (and tumeric) should come with a warning label: Will dye skin and nails orangey-yellow, which leaves me quite peeved. It’s not permanent, but it does take a while to scrape off.

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Based on a true story.

Once upon a time there lived a girl who loved to bake and knew no moderation. She lived in a tiny little dorm room in a land far, far away from her best friend. Knowing how much her friend loved oatmeal raisin cookies, she decided to bake him some. Of course, for a girl with no concept of moderation, “some” meant six dozen large oatmeal raisin cookies. Six dozen, for those of you less mental-math-inclined, is seventy-two cookies.

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