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HOW TO HOST A CASUAL HOLIDAY COMFORT FOOD DINNER

How To Host A Casual Holiday Comfort Food Dinner Greetings! Thanks for stopping into the blog today during this busy holiday season. Speaking of busy, I hosted 2 dinner parties this week!! Last night was a gathering of my Comfort Food Group. We get together once a month, rotating between each others homes for potluck […]

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT BARK |Recipe Tutorial | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
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GIRLFRIENDS ARE THE SPICE OF LIFE

GIRLFRIENDS ARE THE SPICE OF LIFE My birthday was this week. After celebrating a BIG birthday last year I’ve stopped counting the years and really wanted to have a low key celebration this time around. But I was delighted when 2 of my “besties” had a lovely, intimate dinner party for me. I feel so […]

GIRLFRIENDS ARE THE SPICE OF LIFE | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
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HOW TO PLAN AND HOST A LARGE DINNER PARTY

Greetings from Lake Arrowhead. Today I thought I’d show you how to plan and host a large dinner party. Brad and I do a lot of entertaining, and in fact, when we built our home, I designed it with entertaining in mind. That is one of the wonderful things about getting to design and build […]

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THE LAST SUPPER

Hello there! Last weekend I celebrated my birthday in a big way. Brad had invited all of our closest friends for a wine tasting weekend and we stayed in the beautiful home of Design Blogger, Cindy Hattersley. Since everyone was making a big effort to celebrate with me, I decided that Brad and I should host […]

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GIRL’S NIGHT WITH A GREAT PERSONAL CHEF

Hello there. A couple of weeks ago, I had the very great pleasure of spending a girl’s night with a great personal chef.  My dear friend, Ruth, invited 10 of her closest girlfriends to enjoy a crisp fall evening in her home.  It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable and memorable evenings […]

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A LAKESIDE DINNER OF SEA VEGETABLES

Hi Friends, I have told you in a previous post that once a month I get together with a group of my girlfriends for what we call our “Healthy Cooking Group”.  The hostess picks a theme for a healthy meal and everyone contributes both to the dinner and to the learning process. We each bring […]

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DINNER ON THE DOCK

Hello. Last week I shared with you my recent Dinner on the Dock…… and published my recipe for Frozen Watermelon Margaritas…… and my recipe for the great dessert we had, Fresh Apricot Tart. Today, I thought I’d give you some other quick tips for a casual BBQ.  You might want to have a similar BBQ […]

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A WEEKEND IN THE OC

Hi There! It’s me, The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills. Yet, I’ll be the first to admit that an occasional dose of The OC is just what every mountain woman needs.  And thanks to my friends Ruth, Mark & Rick, I recently got just that,  a heaping, delicious, wonderful, whopper of a dose […]

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