Archives for October 2015

HALLOWEEN HOLLYWOOD STYLE

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Here in Lake Arrowhead we are part hicks, part Hollywood. Since we are a short hop, skip and a 90 minute jump from LA, lots of Hollywood types call this mountain home. In fact, I once took you on a tour of Lake Arrowhead by boat and pointed out all the celebrity homes. So […]

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A LETTER FROM THE GRAVE

Hi friends. Those of you who follow me may remember that back in April I shared a post about a book signing and birthday party our family hosted for my 88 year old father. I am blessed that he is not only alive and kicking at this ripe old age, he is also very smart, […]

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DELICIOUS POTATO CHEESE SOUP

I LOVE HALLOWEEN! Every Halloween night I prepare my recipe for Delicious Potato Cheese Soup. But, before I show you how to make this yummy recipe, perfect for a cold fall night, let me show some of my family’s other Halloween traditions. This time of year I like to add a few Halloween decorations to […]

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THE BEST WEDDING GIFT EVER

Hi there. Just a short post today but I’m warning you now, get your kleenex ready!  If you’ve been following along lately you know that I’ve been posting a lot about my BFF Lisa’s daughter’s wedding and all the events leading up to it. As Lisa and her family, and my family and I watched […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE FOUR SEASONS KITCHENS

Dear friends, You may have noticed that I haven’t been doing as much posting as I normally do. Well, that’s because I’ve been busy traveling and planning for more travels, and hosting a visit from my dear old dad for the past week up here in Lake Arrowhead. I was also experiencing some annoying malfunctions […]

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A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND

Hi there! My BFF’s daughter recently got married on a ranch outside of Denver, Colorado. I have introduced you to the bride and groom a couple of times before when I took you inside their charming Denver loft here. I also wrote a blog post about their magnificent Engagement Party here. And I took you […]

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HOW TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL PLANK FLOORING OUT OF PLYWOOD

Hi there! Recently I gave you a look at my newly renovated log cabin bunk room in a post I wrote about how to create a beautiful bed. In that post I mentioned that I had ripped out ugly, soiled carpeting from the “BEFORE” room and replaced it with new wood flooring that we made […]

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SPANISH STYLE CHICKEN FRICASSEE

Hello. Today I thought I’d bring you one of my favorite recipes: Spanish Style Chicken Fricassee. Chicken Fricassee is a classic one-pot-wonder of a comfort food recipe, with many variations depending on the country of origin. For example, the French use cream and mushrooms in their Fricassee. My Puerto Rican stepmother adds potatoes and cilantro […]

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