LEMON PUDDING CAKE

Howdy! Last Friday night Brad and I hosted what we call our “Comfort Food” dinner. We have an intimate little group, just 5 really close buddies that enjoy food.  All of us like to prepare food, and eat food, and we like doing it together.  We are a cosy, cohesive little group of five friends […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 5

Welcome to “My Big Bear Lake Cottage Renovation – Part 5”. When we last visited the “The Bird’s Nest” I had just finished telling you about the insulation and drywall going in. So, it was at this point that I had to start making some decisions about both the interior and exterior paint colors.  It was […]

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ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH LEMON GARLIC ALLIOLI

OK, I’ll admit it…… I am not a football fan. Instead, I am one of those people who go to Super Bowl Parties for the fun…… and the fellowship…… and the food…… I do not go for the football.  I do, however, go for the wood fired pizza…… and the fire-roasted peppers…… and Bruno Mars […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 4

Hi there! It’s been a while since I gave you an update on my Big Bear Cottage Renovation. As I have mentioned several times, the cottage is now finished and is available as a vacation rental here.  But, since I wasn’t blogging when I did the renovation, I am taking you along on a sentimental […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE IS FEATURED ON SUNSET.COM!

My Big Bear Lake Cottage is featured on Sunset.com!  Click here to see it! Recently, an executive from Sunset Magazine rented my Big Bear Lake cottage, The Bird’s Nest. She found the cottage through my listing on VRBO.com.  I happen to love Sunset Magazine and have been a subscriber all of my adult life. So, […]

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EASY CHEESY PULL-APART BREAD & MY PINTEREST ADDICTION

In today’s blog post I’m going to give you a great recipe for this Easy Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread.  I thought you might like to make it for your Super Bowl Party.  But first, I have a confession to make. I’M ADDICTED TO PINTEREST! My dear friend, Lisa, (Interior Designer extraordinaire) turned me on to it about […]

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GAME DAY GUACAMOLE

In my last post I showed you how to make my delicious Quesadillas with Chili Colorado. Guacamole is used in this recipe, but I didn’t show you how to make it. So, with the Super Bowl happening this Sunday, I thought there could be no better time than now to share my recipe for Game […]

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QUESADILLAS WITH CHILI COLORADO

I have told you in a previous post that I attended The University of Hawaii. What I didn’t tell you is that prior to transferring to The U of H, I attended Whittier College in Whittier, California.  Whittier was the home of former President Richard Nixon and Whittier College was his alma mater. I will […]

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