PORTABELLA MUSHROOM CARPACCIO

Buon Giorno! Seeing as how it’s Thursday, I’ve been thinkin’ about how I might participate in the latest Facebook phenomenon of “Throwback Thursday.”  So, don’t ask me why, but I got to thinkin’ about when my oldest son Nathan was a little boy and we owned a home in Italy. Our house was located in […]

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CHEESY TEX-MEX CASSEROLE

As I’ve mentioned before, my son, Austin is an avid skier. Perhaps “avid” is putting it mildly because what he really is, is a “fanatic” skier! He would spend every waking moment in the winter months on the ski slopes if I’d let him. When he is not racing with his Rim of the World […]

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UDON NOODLES WITH CURRIED CHICKEN

Way back in what seems like a lifetime ago, I lived on the island of Oahu in Honolulu, Hawaii.  I attended the university of Hawaii where I earned a degree in Home Economics Education. I lived in Hawaii for a total of 8 years and taught Home Economics to high school students.  One day when […]

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SOUR CREAM PANCAKES

SOUR CREAM PANCAKES Happy Weekend! I am the mother of 5 children and all but one of them have flown the nest.  I have a little over a year until I will have an empty nest.  In the meantime, however, my youngest chickadee, Austin, frequently feathers my nest with various and sundry other children that […]

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DUKE BASKETBALL – LIVE FROM CAMERON STADIUM!

My son, Taylor, is a devil, a BLUE DEVIL that is! So come basketball season we all get a little wild and crazy around here.  We don Duke T shirts, or in Taylor’s case, he dons blue paint…… Megaphones are used to proclaim our excitement.  We want to make sure that the entire mountain knows […]

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HOW TO WIN A CHILI COOK-OFF

HOW TO WIN A CHILI COOK-OFF Hello and thanks for stopping in today. As you may know if you’ve been following along here, my son, Austin, is an avid skier.  He races for Rim of the World High School.  As I’ve told you in this previous post, skiing is a very expensive sport!  So, every […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 3

Hi There! Remember I told you we bought a real fixer-upper little cottage in nearby Big Bear Lake, California?  I showed you the before photos of the cottage here. And I showed you the demolition process here. Well, today I thought I’d give you a progress report.  Don’t misunderstand, the cottage is now fully completed and […]

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PEPERONCINI POT ROAST

WARNING!   To all my vegetarian friends, you’re excused now.   Carnivore commentary is ahead! So, now that that’s settled, I’m going to share with you a super delicious and super easy recipe I just got from my hairdresser!  I love my hairdresser. I drive over an hour to go to my hairdresser, Melinda.  Those […]

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