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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Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies

Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies

Hi friends! Happy Holidays!! I'm at it again with the cookie decorating! The grandkids and I were hanging out for the afternoon, while everyone else was at work, so we thought it would be fun for to make some Reindeer Cookies. These Reindeer Cookies are just like the Zombie Cookies…

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Nutter Butter Frankenstein Cookies

Nutter Butter Frankenstein Cookies

Hi friends! Are you ready for another Halloween cookie? I'm telling you, these candy dipped cookies are addicting! After a not-so-successful attempt at Zombie cookies, these Frankenstein Cookies were calling to me. These were so much easier than the Zombies, but still had their challenges. I'd like to think in…

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Crock Pot Chicken Posole for #SundaySupper

Crock Pot Chicken Posole For #SundaySupper

Crock Pot Chicken Posole is comfort food made easy! It only requires a few minutes to put together in the morning and by dinner, this soup will be ready and waiting! After all, it's the season of warm, hearty foods. It's also the season of hectic school schedules, back to…

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Nutter Butter Zombie Cookies

Nutter Butter Zombie Cookies

Hi friends! After having fun decorating Jack O'Lantern Cupcakes with the grandkids last week, I thought I'd try Zombie Cookies. Whew! A whole lot of learning happened while making these Zombie cookies. Those fruit roll-ups were almost the death of me. On the positive side, I learned a LOT! The…

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Jack O’Lantern Cupcakes

Jack O’Lantern Cupcakes

Hi friends! How are you? I love this time of year. October, November and December are probably my favorite months. The weather is cooler and leaves are changing color. As much as they can change color here in Southern California anyway. Last week I got the house decorated for Halloween.…

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Bowls of Plenty by Carolynn Carreno

Bowls Of Plenty By Carolynn Carreno

Hi friends! Have you jumped on "The Bowl" bandwagon yet? I'm sure you've seen the beautiful pictures of breakfast bowls all over Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. They look delicious, but I have no clue how to put one together. Thankfully, James Beard award-winning food writer Carolynn Carreno brings these one-dish…

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Planning a Perfect Picnic!

Planning A Perfect Picnic!

Hi friends! Do you remember this guy and his penchant for stealing picnic baskets? Poor Ranger Smith, always trying to keep Yogi from having the perfect picnic. Or should I say the perfect "Pic - A - Nic" basket? While Spring and Summer seem to be favorites for picnics, there…

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