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Hi. I’m Natalie – amateur cook, writer, dog mom, and traveler. Join me as we explore things that don’t seem to go together, but make something magical and unexpected.

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When I Grow Up

I remember telling my mother once that I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I think I was 6 or 7 years old at the time, and I recall Mom’s response: You want to be a mother. Of course I did. Mom told me so. She was a mother and…

What’s with the Weird Blog Title?

You may be thinking “chocolate chips and marinara? What? Those don’t go together very well!” and you’d be right. You wouldn’t dunk your chocolate chip cookie in a nice warm bowl of marinara sauce, and you certainly wouldn’t grate chocolate over your pasta like Parmesan cheese… But sometimes, the things that don’t seem like a…

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