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A SIMPLE YET LOVELY THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

With Thanksgiving around the corner I wanted to share a simple yet lovely Thanksgiving tablescape with you. All it takes is some empty wine bottles, a little elbow grease, and some taper candles. My husband’s choice for everyday table wine is a Kirkland brand Malbec from Costco. I’ve been saving the empty bottles for sometime […]

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HOW TO PLAN A DINNER PARTY

Party planning is time consuming and to be effective it takes lots of advance preparation and a good deal of practice. I’ve been throwing dinner parties for decades and over the years I’ve gone from a frantic, moody hostess to a relaxed and skilled hostess (if I do say so myself) who’s even able to […]

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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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DECORATING FOR FALL WITH HOMEMADE CLOTH PUMPKINS

Happy Fall! Several years ago while visiting my friend Lisa in Arizona, we went to a store that was selling darling pumpkins cut from cloth, filled with rice or beans, and topped off with a natural pumpkin stem. ┬áLisa had purchased several and had them beautifully displayed under glass domes in her kitchen. The pumpkins […]

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