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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DIY CLOTH PUMPKIN TUTORIAL

Happy Thanksgiving! Did you see my last post where I showed you all my pretty cloth pumpkins? Well, in that post I promised to show you exactly how to make them yourself.  So,here is my DIY cloth pumpkin tutorial. Select the fabric that you’d like to use to make a pumpkin. You can make them […]

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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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SWEET & SPICY ROASTED MIXED NUTS

Happy Fall:) Thanksgiving is knockin’ on my door and I’m jazzed.  I really like this time of year because fall is in the air big time up here in these here hills. Before moving to Lake Arrowhead, I had never experienced living in the 4 seasons.   As a California native, and as what us […]

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