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 to cook for others.  However, I have […]

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LAKE ARROWHEAD – “A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE”

LAKE ARROWHEAD – “A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE” After Orange County, my family and I moved to Lake Arrowhead, California. I think it is arguably one of the prettiest places on the planet.  I consider it a privilege to call this little slice of heaven my home. If you look really closely you can see […]

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MY BIG BEAR COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 1

A little over one year ago my husband and I bought a cottage in the nearby City of Big Bear Lake.  It was a real fixer!   I can just hear you saying, “What was she thinking???!!!” “I know, I know, the kitchen really sucked!”  “And the fake-wood linoleum flooring was a disaster!” “And yes, […]

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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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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FALSE ALARM

Last February when I was developing this Blog, my beautiful Granddaughter was born. Her parents, my oldest son Nathan and daughter-in-law Louisa, live in Washington, DC.  Despite the distance I was determined to be there for her arrival.  Just like the mother-to-be, my bags were packed several weeks in advance so that the moment I […]

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BEET SOUP IN ROASTED ACORN SQUASH BOWL

Hi There! Before I get to my wonderful Thanksgiving Beet Soup in an 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 […]

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