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Thanksgiving Thoughts

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends!  I hope that this day brings you lots of love, and joyous family time, friend time, volunteer time, or whatever it is you choose to focus on today.  Be thankful for every little thing in your life; be thankful for the breath in your lungs, the most humble food on your… Continue reading Thanksgiving Thoughts

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Cooking Basics: How To Make Chicken Stock

Many people rely on canned chicken broth for use in their holiday cooking.  Swanson probably makes more money this time of year than at any other!  Their broth is fine, but really doesn’t have as much flavor as I’d like it to.  After taking the cooking class series with Chef Jackson York of Edom Bakery… Continue reading Cooking Basics: How To Make Chicken Stock

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Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

I get the joy of going to see my sister this coming week for Thanksgiving! I’m excited to see her and to be in Pensacola again for awhile.  Have you been to Pensacola, Florida?  Gorgeous beaches, amazing history, great museums, fun shopping, and more. I lived there for ten years, and am a graduate of… Continue reading Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

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Cooking Up a Storm For the Great American PB Festival: Cookies!

The  Great American Peanut Butter Festival is taking place tomorrow, Nov. 13th, in Grand Saline!  So much work is still going on to make sure everything is perfect for all of you: your families, your friends, and YOU! I hope you’ll be there, rain or shine, to enjoy the live music stage, the parade, the… Continue reading Cooking Up a Storm For the Great American PB Festival: Cookies!

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars for National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Were you aware that November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month? It is! I really love peanut butter, so this is a celebration that I am happy to take part in.  Here are a few interesting facts that you may or may not know about peanuts: Peanuts are not actually nuts; they’re legumes, like peas… Continue reading Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars for National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

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Edom Bakery Cooking School Graduation Dinner 2010

Alas, my cooking adventure at Edom Bakery and Grill with Chef Jackson York has come to an end. (yes, I said alas.)  😉  I am sad that cooking school is over, but happy that I had the experience and got to meet the people I worked and learned with there! Last night we had our… Continue reading Edom Bakery Cooking School Graduation Dinner 2010

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Some things are better than cookies

I love baking cookies. You know this about me. I have shared quite a few recipes with you here for them: sugar cookies infused with the essence of lemon, Justin’s special peanut butter cookies, and others. Baking cookies is therapeutic for me, in a way. When there’s something on my mind and I can’t shake… Continue reading Some things are better than cookies

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So many things to do!

There seems to be more to do in the months of October, November and December than any other time of the year; at least in my life.  Maybe yours, too!  It’s all good, but it takes a lot of energy and focus.  And coffee.  😉 By way of example, let me fill you in on… Continue reading So many things to do!

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Clever & tasty ideas for your November Table

Some of us have acquired lots of lovely things with which to set our Thanksgiving tables over the years. If you’ve been married more than, say, ten years, you likely have closets and cabinets overflowing with things to pull out and make a gorgeous, even formal, table for special dinners.  Whether it’s been received from… Continue reading Clever & tasty ideas for your November Table