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Bobo Oat Bars Gingerbread: $3.99/Higher Grounds

Bobo Bars are like adorable, miniature loaves of bread. I’ve only encountered them at my favorite local coffee shop, Higher Grounds, where their pastry countertop is adorned with cheerful boxes designating all of the varieties … read on …


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Kroger Chewy Sweet & Salty Peanut Caramel: $1.99/Box of 6

No amount of bandaids could fix the Biba’s booboos the first (and final) time that we ate there last month. Once upon a time, there was a Biba’s down the street from our house, and … read on …


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LaraBar Gingerbread: $1/Kroger

Growing up, we had a family friend whose mom, the foxiest silver fox I know, would make us gingerbread houses for a full afternoon of icing and decorating with loads of gommies, goobies, bobbles, and … read on …


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thinkThin Holiday Cinnamon: $5.99/Box of 5/Target

I fall for limited edition things all the time, real, virtual, edible whatever. Animal Crossing downloadable Christmas content only available today that I have to drive to a Nintendo hot spot to obtain? Yes please. … read on …


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Power Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp: $1/Kroger

Thanksgiving late morning, the house begins to smell, but it is amplified upon leaving for a little leaf-strewn stroll through my parents’ subdivision and then returning to be greeted by thick, salty, savory turkey-infused aromas. … read on …


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Mediterra Apricot Pistachio Yogurt: $1.49/Kroger

Ever since my elementary school Roy G. Biv and Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally days, I’ve always used mnemonics, acronyms and acrostic poems for remembering things. So to remember that today was a field … read on …


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Balance Chocolate Peppermint Patty: $1/Kroger

We stored and tossed so many of our Christmas decorations, expecting to have been moved into a new house by now, that our place isn’t as festive as I would like. My Dad offered us … read on …


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Lara Bar Pecan Pie: $0.88/Kroger

Christmas dinner looms and I still taste Thanksgiving leftovers, and when I open the freezer I see rainbow-lidded yogurt containers repurposed for freezing 1 cup portions of gravy; gray gelatinous glorious giblet gravy. This Thanksgiving … read on …


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Health Warrior Chia Coffee: $1.99/Whole Foods

Everything on social media the past several weeks has been political playground squables. Friends de-friending friends, fake news stories, fickle feuds, and an overall sense of me-versus-you, despite that not everybody who didn’t support one … read on …