Happy Friday. :)



Every year since I can remember, my dad has delivered poinsettias to friends and family. Since we have our own house now, we got one too.

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It is gorgeous and ginormous and we have no place other than the floor for it. But we love it! Thanks, Dad!



In need of some appetizers for the weekend? Check out the appetizer recap!

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Do you do any holiday baking?


One of the reasons I love our house:

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Counter space. And this is only 1/3 of it.



Speaking of these cookies:

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I already need to make more, because we’ve eaten an entire double batch. Oops.



And the red velvet cookies are on their way out, too.

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Something I don’t have? Restraint.



If you’re looking for an amazing dish for Christmas, try this Lobster Mac & Cheese.

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It is mouth-watering, cheesy, and worth every additional 6lbs you gain from it.



Today will be the last trivia for 2009! I decided to skip out on Christmas Day…just because. :) The winner will be randomly drawn tomorrow.


And what will you win?



A bottle of my most favorite balsamic vinegar from Williams Sonoma. Yum!

25-Year Barrel-Aged Balsamic Vinegar



To play:


Enter you answers in the comments section. It won’t appear, but will be made public tomorrow morning. If you’ve entered the last 2 weeks, you have 3 chances to win! Have fun. :)


Questions:


1. Which Spice Girl was the first to marry?
2. In 1998 who did Vanity Fair describe as “simply the world’s biggest heart throb?”
3. What part of the banana is used to make banana oil?


One of these may be tricky. ;)

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41 Responses to “Trivia Friday #9.”

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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — December 18, 2009 @ 4:07 am

    1) Posh Spice
    2) Leo dicaprio
    3) no part! it is a synthetic compound made with amyl alcohol, and it is named for its banana like aroma

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    VeggieGirl — December 18, 2009 @ 5:28 am

    1.) Melanie Brown.

    2.) Leonardo DiCaprio.

    3.) No part. Banana oil, a synthetic compound made with amyl alcohol, is named for its banana-like aroma.

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    Melinda — December 18, 2009 @ 5:47 am

    I love the cookies with the kiss in the middle. My fave!
    1. Melanie Brown
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3.no part of the banana, because it is synthetic/man made..yay for chemistry!!!

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    The Candid RD — December 18, 2009 @ 5:48 am

    OH I didn’t even know William Sonoma sold balsamic vinegar. I get mine at Trader Joe’s and it’s super delicious.
    I love poinsettias. My grandma used to get some for us each year, when she was living. They are so beautiful.

    Have a happy Friday!

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    Liza — December 18, 2009 @ 5:58 am

    1. Victoria Beckham
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. not made from a banana just called that because of the like smell.

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    Lisa — December 18, 2009 @ 6:00 am

    1. Mel B
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. trick question–banana oil is chemically created, it does not come from an actual banana.

    Have a nice holiday.

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    Paige (running around normal) — December 18, 2009 @ 6:22 am

    #1 reason I love your house: the goey deliciousness on top of all the counter space :)
    Red velvet cookies? I think I might be dreaming…

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    stephchows — December 18, 2009 @ 6:45 am

    OOOOOO christmas cookies are the best!! They just taste better no matter what kind they are :) OK all those questions are hard LOL :)

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    jennifer — December 18, 2009 @ 7:09 am

    1. Mel B.
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio.
    3. Banana oil is not made of banana at all or any part of a banana. it is a man-made liquid chemical with the odor of bananas only…very tricky!

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    Kittay @ Bossyskeezahs — December 18, 2009 @ 7:20 am

    1. Which Spice Girl was the first to marry? Scary spice, Mel B!
    2. In 1998 who did Vanity Fair describe as “simply the world’s biggest heart throb?” Leo Dicaprio
    3. What part of the banana is used to make banana oil? there is actually no banana in banana oil. It just smells like bananas, hence the name ;)

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    Morgan — December 18, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    Fun!
    1. Mel B aka Scary Spice
    2. Leonardo DeCaprio
    3. It’s man made and not made from bananas (thank you Google :) )

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    Ashlee — December 18, 2009 @ 7:37 am

    1. Melanie Brown
    2. Leonardo Dicarpio
    3. No part of the banana

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    kay (eating machine) — December 18, 2009 @ 7:39 am

    1. mel b
    2. leonardo dicaprio
    3. none of it!

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    Jamie — December 18, 2009 @ 8:05 am

    Mel B

    Leo DiCaprio

    No bananas are harmed in the making of banana oil!

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    Gelareh @ Orange Truffle — December 18, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    I am defiantly making the red velvet chocolate chip cookie on Monday. I told my husband about it and he was all for it :)

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    Kristie Lynn — December 18, 2009 @ 8:29 am

    1. Scary Spice (oh the drama! which spice girl was your favorite?)
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio (I never agreed with this one – his long hair gave me the creeps! lol)
    3. None of it you tricky lady!

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    Jess D — December 18, 2009 @ 8:36 am

    1. Mel B. (now known as Mel G) was married in 1998.
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. No part, banana oil is synthetic.

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    Kelly — December 18, 2009 @ 8:47 am

    1. scary spice
    2. leo dicap
    3. since you said one of them is tricky i’m guessing it’s this one and the answer is no part? it’s probably synthetic or comes from an apple, haha.

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    Mellissa — December 18, 2009 @ 8:50 am

    1) Melanie Brown
    2) Leonardo DiCaprio
    3) Banana oil is synthetic, so no part of a real banana is used

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    Nicole — December 18, 2009 @ 9:42 am

    1. Melanie Brown
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. None it’s made from coal not bananas.

    How do you come up with these questions, they are so good!

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    Evan Thomas — December 18, 2009 @ 9:59 am

    1. Scary Spice
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. None

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    Janna (Just Flourishing) — December 18, 2009 @ 10:40 am

    I have no idea what the answers are to any of your questions, but I will attempt!

    1. Posh spice? I have no idea.
    2. Brad Pitt (that’s probably wrong)
    3. The peel?

    That red velvet cookie looks amaaazing! And lobster mac and cheese, wow!

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    Low — December 18, 2009 @ 11:08 am

    I got an error message when trying to send my comment. So I’m sending it again. Sorry if you got it twice.

    1. Scary Spice
    2. Leo Dicaprio
    3. No part

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    Shelley — December 18, 2009 @ 11:28 am

    1. Mel C :)
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. none! it comes from coal

    xoxo
    shelley

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    Viviane — December 18, 2009 @ 11:31 am

    1 – Melanie B
    2 – Leonardo di Caprio
    3 – It is a synthetic compound made with amyl alcohol, is named for its banana-like aroma.

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    Emily (A Nutritionisteats) — December 18, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

    I’m going to say the banana peel – I have NO clue on the others!

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    Amanda — December 18, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

    I dont know the answers and only have a second here so I will guess.

    1. Posh
    2. George Clooney
    3. Flesh

    Be blessed!
    Amanda

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    Arica — December 18, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

    1. Mel B aka Scary Spice was the first to marry!
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. No part. Banana oil, a synthetic compound made with amyl alcohol, is named for its banana-like aroma

    Merry Christmas!!!

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    Seth @ Boy Meets Food — December 18, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

    Yum, I have been wanting to try that WS balsamic vinegar… I hear it’s good stuff.

    1. Melanie Brown (Scary Spice)
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. none- banana oil comes from coal not bananas. Banana oil is a synthetic compound made with amyl alcohol, is named for its banana-like aroma.

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    Sarah — December 18, 2009 @ 2:03 pm

    What a fun trivia! Here are my guesses for the answers.
    1. Melanie Brown or Scary Spice
    2. Leonardo Dicaprio
    3. Bananas aren’t used to make banana oil.
    Merry Christmas!

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    Yvonne — December 18, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

    Great prize!

    1) Melanie Brown (Scary)
    2) Leonardo DiCaprio
    3) No part- banana oil is a synthetic liquid chemical

    Merry Christmas!

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    katie — December 18, 2009 @ 4:13 pm

    you are so sweet! oh my gosh i used to be OBSESSED w. spice girls.. im gona go with ginger or posh spice?

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    Kayce Varney — December 18, 2009 @ 5:26 pm

    1. “Scary” Spice- Mel Brown
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. None of the banana!

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    Kelly B. — December 18, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

    1. Scary Spice (AKA: Melanie Brown)
    2. Leonardio DeCaprio
    3. no part of the banana is used in banana oil…it is called that due to it’s banana-like aroma.

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    Julie @savvyeats — December 18, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

    1. Scary Spice (Melanie Brown)
    2. Leonardo Dicaprio
    3. I don’t think banana oil is made of bananas at all… I’m going to go ahead and guess that this is the tricky one. Thank you, Food Engineering degree. ;)

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    Jenny — December 18, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

    1. Mel B
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. none

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    Jenna@ Health and Happiness — December 18, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

    The banana skin?? Best answer from me, I can’t imagine it being the part I eat! Great blog lady!

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    Nicole — December 18, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

    I am incredibly horrible at trivia, I’ll spare you my shameful guesses.

    If I can’t fit into my jeans in a week, it’ll be because of that lobster mac’n cheese. *Droooooool*

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    Karla — December 18, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

    1. Scary Spice Aka Mel B
    2. Leonardo DiCaprio
    3. None, it’s a chemical

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    fillenaturelle — December 23, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

    I LOVE your red velvet cookies!!!!!!!

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    Ashley — December 28, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    that balsalmic is amazing! i went to william sonoma once and tehy were having a taste testing of 3 different kinds. YUM

    Reply

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