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After my baking fun during the day on Saturday, hubby and I did the last of food prep for our cookout dessert…

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…and packed up two of my experiment bars for Caitlin + Kristien. I figured they could use a snack on their trip home – travel food is typically less than stellar or healthy.

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We arrived at the KERF house and settled in to hang out with our friends – new and old.

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There were games.

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Drinks

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and eats.

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I started with a Shock Top and snacked on some hummus and chips that Kate + Nate brought over.

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Matt manned the grill.

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and got the veggie burger buns prepped.

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I had a black bean burgers (recipe by Emily + Casey) with grilled veggies, cous cous salad (by Caitlin + Jason), and salad (from Emily + Casey). Everything was soo tasty!

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I brought dessert – Alton Brown’s shortcakes with blueberries, strawberries and an almond-scented whipped cream. PS If you try Alton’s recipe, please read the reviews. You actually bake at 400 (not 450) and use 1/3 cup sugar (I used 1/4 cup). There were some other potential modifications, but those were the ones I did, besides using vegetarian lard.

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Whit’s milk chocolate chip cookies.

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Michelle’s banana pudding.

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I had a little bit of everything. Dee-lish!

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The girls

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The guys

As always, another fabulous cookout at the KERF house. Too bad this was our last hoorah at the KERF house since they’re moving! 🙁 But hopefully, Kath + Matt will be back to visit soon.

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As if I hadn’t done enough stuff in one day, after the cookout, I had plans to head out for a bachelorette par-tay. Dress…

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…and big girls heels required. 🙂

We had a great time dancing the night away for Claire’s last hoorah as a single lady!!