Archives for December 2013

SHEPHERD’S PIE – COMFORT FOOD EXTRAORDINAIRE

Baby, it’s cold outside up here in these here hills! So, on these cold winter nights, I like to cook up something warm and comforting. Toward that end, there is simply nothing more comforting than Shepherd’s Pie. I believe the first time I experienced the wonderfulness of Shepherd’s Pie was on my honeymoon in the […]

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CHRISTMAS SPANISH STYLE – HOW TO MAKE PAELLA

Hola! Feliz Navidad! In case you don’t speak Spanish, that means Merry Christmas.  Right about this time of year I start thinking in Spanish, the tongue of my ancestors.  And my tongue starts dreaming of the Paella I am going to eat at my annual Paella Christmas Party. I love a good Paella.  But getting […]

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A WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS

Twenty two years ago, when my oldest son Nathan was 7 years old, we took him to Washington, DC for the first time.  It was my first trip to DC too!  Back then, I would have never guessed that one day my son would move to Washington, DC for college, get an internship at The […]

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A CHRISTMAS TEA

Hi there!  Thanks for stopping by the blog during this busy holiday season!  It seems like no matter my best intentions, I am usually slightly overwhelmed this time of year, trying to accomplish a mountain of a to-do list.  I am a bit of a perfectionist and always try to do more than is probably […]

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LEMON PARMESAN ARTICHOKE BOTTOMS – AN EASY & DELICIOUS APPETIZER

Hello there! If you’re like me, you will be attending Holiday parties this time of year that may require you to bring along an appetizer.  Well, have I got a great appetizer recipe for you! These are my super delicious, super attractive, and super easy to make, Lemon Parmesan Artichoke Bottoms.  When I lived in […]

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LEARN TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY WREATH – DIY TUTORIAL WITH COVERGIRL NANCY HUNTER CORBETT

In my last post I introduced you to my friend Nancy Hunter Corbett. If you missed reading about Nancy’s life as an International Covergirl and former Rock & Roll wife, you can read all about it here.  In addition to graciously sharing with me her fascinating life story, she also spent the day giving me […]

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