Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Hi friends! How are you? Going strong, I hope! Today's recipe is a sweet and tart Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade. YUM! One of my projects for 2017 was to join Marissa McClellan's Food in Jars Mastery Challenge. As a Master Food Preserver, I'm always looking for fresh, fun ideas to…

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Orange Cranberry Almond Tea Cakes

Orange Cranberry Almond Tea Cakes

Hi friends! With citrus season in full swing here in Southern California, our farmers markets are bursting at the seams with all types of lemons, oranges, grapefruit and kumquats. My hands down favorites are Cara Cara Oranges, Blood Oranges, Meyer Lemons and Tangerines. The Orange Cranberry Almond Tea Cakes I'm…

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Wednesday Ramblings

Wednesday Ramblings

Hi friends! How many times have we made the same resolution, only to end up with the same outcome? Even though we wanted (and were hoping for) a different ending? For me, it happens all the time. ALL. THE. TIME! It's crazy! Insane even. Albert Einstein defined insanity as: Just…

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15 Healthy Dinner Ideas!

15 Healthy Dinner Ideas!

Hi friends, Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017 and all the goodness that it brings! Are you among the zillions of folks who have made healthy eating a resolution? If so, I have 15 healthy dinner ideas for you, skimmed from the best and brightest of Pinterest. As I am…

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Happy New Year! Goodbye 2016!

Happy New Year!  Goodbye 2016!

Hi friends! It's Saturday, December 31st. Happy New Year! As I sit at my desk, sipping on a cup of coffee, I find myself reflecting on the joys and blessings, sorrow and tears of 2016. It's been a hell of a ride, hasn't it? In the midst of the memories,…

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25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!

25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!

Hi friends! I've seen a bunch of people lately sharing posts titled, "25 Things You Don't Know About Me." They're so much fun to read! I like getting to know people a little better. Some things people share, can be a little strange, but that's what makes it interesting, right?…

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21 Christmas Cookies! A delicious roundup!

21 Christmas Cookies! A Delicious Roundup!

Hi friends! It's baking season! This time of year especially, you'll find me baking cookies. Gingerbread men, Snowball cookies and of course, my favorite Melted Snowman Cookies are always on our baking list! Christmas Cookies are the things from which Holiday Memories are made! I love that my granddaughter already…

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Vanilla Polka Dot Cookies

Vanilla Polka Dot Cookies

Hi friends! Happy National Cookie Day! I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to share a fun recipe, Dorie Greenspan's Vanilla Polka Dot Cookies, and a recent baking adventure too! This is my granddaughter, whom I affectionately call "Mini Sous." She's holding my grandmothers rolling pin. This…

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“Dorie’s Cookies” at Melissa’s Produce!

“Dorie’s Cookies” At Melissa’s Produce!

Hi friends! Baking season is in full swing! If you're like most, you're probably making cookies for the holidays! I have a list of seasonal favorites, plus another dozen (or more) new things I want to try. It's what happens when you're a wee bit cookie obsessed. These gorgeous cookie…

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Crockpot Chocolate Candy Clusters!

Crockpot Chocolate Candy Clusters!

Hi friends! How are you doing? Did you survive Thanksgiving? Are you ready for Christmas? We had a great time on Thanksgiving! All the kids, their significant others and of course, Mini Sous and Mini Two came over to eat! We even managed to squeeze in a few family photos…

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