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Holiday Ideas

Buche de Noel – a classic dessert also provides family-fun activity

This classic Christmas dessert is a tradition in France. Evidently Napoleon believed cold air caused illnesses and ordered that all chimneys in Paris be closed in the winter. This eliminated the french tradition of gathering around an actual Yule Log … Continue reading

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Stuffed Strawberries

So many fresh, irresistible berries are in season now, don’t you just love summer!  I’ve been berry picking a few times this year and am thrilled when friends have also shared some of their bumper crop.  Thank goodness they shared…my little strawberry … Continue reading

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Guacamole, it isn’t pretty

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. If you want a quick, simple dip that is perfect for the occasion, guacamole is your answer.  Just a few ingredients are added to avocado to make this creamy, yummy dish. If … Continue reading

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Orange Cream Flan

Cinco de Mayo will soon be here.  I’m planning a Mexican inspired menu to celebrate and thought flan would be perfect for dessert!  Though the ancient Romans are credited with having created flan, the Spanish popularized this sweet custard style … Continue reading

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Decorated Eggs- Adorable Chick Deviled Eggs

Last year, when I told my 9-year-old son we were going to decorate eggs, he got excited. He started plotting and planning what he would do with crayons, markers, and food coloring. When I began to peel the plain white … Continue reading

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