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The Perfect Christmas Salad

Raise your hand if you could use a little more salad in your life right about now? My answer: Yes please! Thanksgiving was a wonderful time of being together and eating way too much rich food. This year we meet up with our Sweet Pea and her husband at his parent’s home for the weekend.… Continue reading The Perfect Christmas Salad

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Flash From the Past: Too Cute Pumpkin Shaped Rolls…because your table needs cuteness!

Here’s a flash from the past…two Thanksgivings ago…   The inspiration for these pumpkin rolls originally came from Beyond Kimchee’s gorgeous pumpkin dinner rolls {from scratch} recipe. Hers are made with the real deal pumpkin, and though gorgeous, they take a bit more time. Has anyone more time this week? This week…not so much!  It’s… Continue reading Flash From the Past: Too Cute Pumpkin Shaped Rolls…because your table needs cuteness!

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Saving Money on the Wedding Cake and More…

One thing I have noticed over the years helping couples plan their wedding, is that anything attached with the word “wedding” raises the cost of anything needed for a wedding exponentially. It seems as though, you can enter a bakery, find the most beautiful cake on their glass shelves, order that same cake for a… Continue reading Saving Money on the Wedding Cake and More…

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When It’s Too Hot to Cook…

Whew, it’s hot!  Is it hot where you are? We are waiting for those wonderful, afternoon, monsoonal rains to start here in the west cooling everything off and bringing rainbows, and filling the air with that amazing smell of rain that I wish I could bottle, but sadly, it just hasn’t happened yet. When it’s… Continue reading When It’s Too Hot to Cook…

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When the Raspberries are on Sale

      About this time of year organic raspberries seem to go on a massive sale at Whole Foods. I just so happened to hit the time right and scooped up six cartons of these ruby-red, juicy, bundles of sweetness. Once I was home, unpacking my groceries, I thought to myself what in the… Continue reading When the Raspberries are on Sale

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Inspiration for a Jane Austen Bridal Shower

Three Saturdays ago, twenty-one of the sweetest of ladies gathered to bless my daughter with an absolutely beautiful bridal shower. Being that my Sweet Pea, is a grad school English major, it was fitting that her shower be a Jane Austen theme. Every little detail was loving chosen from the vintage teacups, mixed and matched,… Continue reading Inspiration for a Jane Austen Bridal Shower

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Lunch with Sweet Pea

Spinach, Kale, Arugula, Green Leafy Lettuce are usually the greens of choice for me, as far as salad goes, but the other day I had lunch with Sweet Pea. I just love the sound of that name, don’t you? It’s what I called my daughter growing up. I still call her that even after she’s… Continue reading Lunch with Sweet Pea