Adam and Brandie are August babies and we haven’t really gotten to throw them a birthday shindig before, but, they gave us the okay this year with the theme idea of “fair food”.

They requested the always amazing corn dogs, cheesy nachos, crispy onion rings, and I tried my hand at funnel cake for the first time; I used this super easy recipe from

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We also put out a tasty cheese platter (Gouda, Gruyere, and Smoked Havarti), fruit and veggie assortment, a really yummy Hidden Valley Spinach and Parmesan cream cheese dip, and stocked the mini-fridge with an assortment of glass bottled sodas.

To top it all off with some decoration, Cat did some quick photo-shopping of Adam and Brandie’s amazing and adorable kitties.

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Brie is a fair-weather foodie. She wouldn’t go as far as to say she has a love/hate relationship with food, because she loves food and food clearly loves her; it loves her so much that it holds on as tight as it can and never lets go; mostly in the middle region. Her cooking style involves a lot of butter or garlic or onions, things that have “creamy” or “cheesy” in the title, also anything that you could add bacon to. She’s been making the noms since she was tall enough to reach the counter, and has been eating for even longer*. Brie’s passion for cooking-slash-baking will fluctuate however, usually correlating with how sick she is of doing dishes. Never-the-less, her passion for eating (sushi, take out Chinese, hole in the wall diner-y type foods) is as constant as the sun, the moon, death, and taxes. She also sometimes talks in the third person; don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…

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