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Spiced apple-pumpkin bread with dried cranberries

What a miracle…a white Christmas in East Texas!  I’ve lived in Texas for 14 years now, and though we’ve had snow at other  times, we’ve never had an actual white Christmas….until yesterday.     It was fun and so beautiful. It made the day even more special. Also, I got to feed kids and family… Continue reading Spiced apple-pumpkin bread with dried cranberries

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“All-American” cookie bars…plus my first ever how-to video!

It’s so much fun to bake things for people you love. Or like, even. Or just encounter walking down the street. Once I was driving by  Best Buy during the holiday season, and a young couple were playing guitar and singing with a cup out for tips. I gave them a loaf of ginger-banana bread.… Continue reading “All-American” cookie bars…plus my first ever how-to video!

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MamaSteph’s Cookies for Santa: Cranberry-white chocolate chip with walnuts

Cookies for Santa are a tradition in my home; yours, too, I bet.  I remember making sure that mom set out cookies for Santa so that he’d have a snack after he left Sherrin and me our gifts.  On Christmas morning, there were only crumbs left on the plate, and the milk glass was empty! … Continue reading MamaSteph’s Cookies for Santa: Cranberry-white chocolate chip with walnuts

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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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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