Facing 50

Facing 50

Today is my 50th birthday. AARP started sending me things last month. Much to the joy of my husband. He thought it was sooooooo funny to leave the mail on my desk, AARP invitation sitting on top. He's lucky to still be with us. Truth be told, I certainly didn't…

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Winter Pear Hazelnut Salad

Winter Pear Hazelnut Salad

At the end of 2017 I was stuck in rut. I wasn't happy with my writing projects, with recipes or much of anything, frankly. It was time to think about what really made me happy in the kitchen. Do I end my blog? (Umm... No!) Do I stop writing? (Again...…

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Samoa Apple Slices

Samoa Apple Slices

I am all about celebrating sweet things in life, especially when sometimes the world doesn't seem to agree. Let's put aside the dark and dreary and share something fun, starting with these Samoa Apple Slices! A few ingredients and we are on our way to a delicious after-school snack everyone…

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Layered Lemon Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Layered Lemon Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Hi friends! You are never going to guess the secret ingredient in this Layered Lemon Rhubarb Coffee Cake! I'll give you a hint. It involves cookies! That's right, cookies. Did you figure it out? I guess the picture gave it away, didn't it? I've never been good at keeping secrets…

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Meringue Cookies!

Meringue Cookies!

Simple, sweet, fun. That's the beauty of these Meringue Cookies. Simple ingredients transformed to something sweet and fun that everyone can enjoy. Childhood should be this way too. Sweet. Simple. Fun. Unfortunately, for children battling pediatric cancer, life can be anything but simple. As a parent and grandparent, I don't…

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

As 2017 comes to an end, I find myself filled with hope and inspiration. I am excited for all the new possibilities of 2018. I don't know what will happen in the next 12 months. I can plan and pray, but essentially, what is supposed to happen will happen. May…

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Imperfect Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Imperfect Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

Hi friends! It's Holiday party season. When you're invited to a potluck, do you bring classic recipes you've used for years, or search for something new and different? I am in the "new and different" category. Our November Master Food Preservers class was all about Abundant Appetizers and I wanted…

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Pomegranate Persimmon Salad

Pomegranate Persimmon Salad

Hi friends! Summer is all about salads and cool dinner dishes and Fall means hearty comfort food. However, Fall has such great produce, it just makes sense to put them in a salad. Why not have the best of both worlds? Case in point, this Pomegranate Persimmon Salad with Pecans…

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Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Guide

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Guide

Hi friends! Recently on the radio, I heard a survey saying most people would rather go to someone's house for Thanksgiving, instead of hosting themselves. The main reason given was they didn't want to clean the house twice - once to get ready for guests, then again after everyone leaves.…

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