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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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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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THE COLLEGE CARE PACKAGE – “SOFT, MOIST & CHEWY OATMEAL WALNUT COOKIES”

THE COLLEGE CARE PACKAGE – “SOFT, MOIST & CHEWY OATMEAL WALNUT COOKIES” Those of you out there with kids away at college will relate to this.  My second born son, Taylor, is a senior at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. That happens to be 2,483 miles away from me!  He stayed at Duke this […]

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SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE CREAM BISCUITS

Hi There! I’m excited to share with you my recipe for Simply Irresistible Cream Biscuits, but first… it’s almost Thanksgiving, and because I’m thankful for you, I’ve been giving away all my favorite Thanksgiving recipes.  After all, it’s Thanksgiving, so it’s a time to be giving, right? Thus far, I have given you my Thanksgiving […]

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GIFTS FROM MY KITCHEN – BANANA BREAD

GIFTS FROM MY KITCHEN – BANANA BREAD Good Day! Today, my darling, delightful and ever-so-charming, youngest son Austin called me from school to inform me that he needed to bring a breakfast item to his video production class in the morning.  Now mind you, I am happy to do this; in fact, it delights me […]

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PUMPKIN PIE IN THE SKY

It’s almost Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday!  I look forward to Thanksgiving in part because it involves Pumpkin Pie.  If I were to list my favorite types of pie, Pumpkin Pie would come in as a close second to my favorite, Coconut Cream Pie. Anyway, in my household it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie. And […]

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BEET SOUP IN ROASTED ACORN SQUASH BOWL

Hi There! Before I get to my wonderful Thanksgiving Beet Soup in Roasted Acorn Squash Bowl I wanted to share something else with you. I love chalkboards! In the process of building my Lake Arrowhead home I made myself a chalkboard. I bought a beautiful gilded frame.  Next, I painted a piece of particle board with […]

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GRANDMA NELLIE’S WICKED-GOOD CRANBERRY RELISH

With Thanksgiving approaching, I am currently knee-deep in menu planning. Our extended family Thanksgiving, that often includes friends as well, is always celebrated at our home in Lake Arrowhead where we recognize many traditions year-after-year.  One tradition we never fail to carry out is the annual indulgence in Grandma Nellie’s Cranberry Relish. It is delicious […]

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