Archives for December 2014

EGGNOG BREAD PUDDING FOR BRUNCH

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE! Wow, this year really sped by very quickly, as did the Christmas season. We have just returned from a wonderful left-coast to right-coast trip to Washington, DC… where we spent the holidays at the home of our son and daughter-in-law. The torch has been passed as a new generation of our […]

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GINGERBREAD CAKE RECIPE

Hello! I’m not a fan of gingerbread cookies but I sure do love Gingerbread Cake! The recipe that I’m about to share with you is delicious proof that gingerbread can be consumed and enjoyed in a form other than a cookie. I adapted my recipe for Gingerbread Cake from one a reader sent into Gourmet […]

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HOW TO MAKE LIMONCELLO

Hello there! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. This time last week I was hosting my annual Christmas Tea for my Book Club. For the busy month of December we chose a lighthearted and easy to read book called “Lessons From Madame Chic” by Jennifer L. Scott. Ms. Scott writes about “The 20 Stylish […]

HOW TO MAKE LIMONCELLO | A tutorial at www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
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A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY HOME

Greetings and Happy Christmas Eve! Each December my husband and I spend a weekend with some dear friends that live in a beautiful beach house near where I grew up. We always have a wonderful time and get treated to lots of fun activities during our annual visit.  It is particularly enjoyable for me because […]

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HOW TO MAKE A BOW

Happy Holidays! I had hoped to write this post on how to make a bow earlier but hopefully it’s better late than never for those of you who are still doing last minute gift wrapping.  Last week I hosted my annual Christmas Tea for my Book Club and several of my girlfriends said they enjoyed […]

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SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE WITH PECAN CRUMBLE

Happy Holidays! Christmas dinner planning is upon us so I thought I’d share another festive holiday recipe with you.  It’s called Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and it’s really good, especially with turkey!  I make it with my Thanksgiving dinner but I imagine many of you also prepare turkey for Christmas.  If so, this is […]

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MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE | PECAN SNOWBALLS

Happy holidays! Last weekend we visited some friends for the weekend and I needed a holiday-inspired hostess gift. So, I decided to bake my favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe, Pecan Snowballs. They are similar to a shortbread cookie; rich, buttery and delicious! And they are so good it is impossible to eat just one. So, let me […]

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VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES

Holiday greetings from Lake Arrowhead! If you’ve been following my blog for a while you may remember that for several years I’ve been in charge of making the centerpieces for a Holiday Luncheon and Fundraiser held each year at our Country Club.  Last year I made these glistening gold Christmas trees for the tables. I […]

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