Monthly Archives: December 2011

Top Ten Recipes from 2011, times two.


The year is quickly drawing to a close, my friends. 2011 will soon be nothing but a memory. Can you believe it! Time just seems to be flying by. Another day gone, a few more gray hairs grown. As a tribute to the past year I’ve put together TWO Top Ten lists for you. The […]

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Creamy Artichoke Dip


   Hi there.  How is your week going? Have you spent some time just laying around in your pj’s? Maybe reading a good book, or playing cards with your kids? I sure hope so. You deserve it! I have a great, very easy appetizer recipe for you today.  My dear friend Tricia has been making […]

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Cheese Ball with Pineapple and Green Pepper


  This is THE CHEESE BALL of my youth, my young adulthood,  my marriage and my life.  If this Cheese Ball didn’t show up every year on Christmas day, I’m not sure I’d know what to do with myself and my neglected taste buds. It’s one of those treasured family recipes that keeps reappearing throughout […]

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Ham and Bean Soup


  And now.  It is over.  Just like that.  Christmas has come and gone,  and has hopefully left you will some warm memories!  I hope you all had a marvelous time and  were able to spend the day with those you love most.  We are lucky to live in close proximity to our extended family […]

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Merry Christmas, to you!


No new recipe today, my friends.  Just a little Merry Christmas wish, from me to you.  Besides wishing you a happy holiday, I wanted to show you something really beautiful and inspirational and breathtaking. It doesn’t have any calories…imagine that! I believe I’ve mentioned to you all before that I’m a bit of a music […]

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Cinnamon Spiced Wassail and a flute.


    When I was growing up, my Mom made Christmas really great. She’s a gal with a real affection for literature and loves to search out and find stories here and there. She has a big three ring binder full of  Christmas stories that have become a family treasure of sorts. What kind of […]

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Orange Glazed Ham with Mustard Sauce


Well, well, well.  I baked up some ham for you all today.  Do you like ham? How about a lovely Orange Glazed Ham,  or would you prefer Green Eggs and Ham? I really hope you choose the orange variety… because I don’t have any idea how to make Green Eggs and Ham.  And I’ve never […]

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Cheap and Easy Last Minute Gifts with Free Printables


Gingersnap Cookies White Chocolate Coconut Cookies Lemon White Chocolate Cookies Almond Butter Sugar Cookies Click on the image below to download and print.  The end.  Hope this gives you a few new ideas.  Thanks so much for dropping by to see me today.  Have a good one…see you back here tomorrow.  I’ll be here with […]

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Cinnamon Roll Cake. Easy, breezy, beautiful.


   I really like making Cinnamon Rolls. Love mixing the dough, rolling it out, watching them rise.  I adore the heavenly smell that wafts throughout my house and the sticky gooey-ness of each blissful bite.  But, my friends…there ain’t no denying it.  Cinnamon Rolls take a chunk of time to make, don’t they.  And it’s […]

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Crispy Parmesan and Garlic Chicken


   Christmas if fast approaching, my friends.  Do you feel merry and bright? Jolly and ho dee ho ho? I bet you’re not even the least bit tired out, or worn out or cheered out. I’m sure you’re out there shopping with the best of ’em. You’ve most likely been helping with the community Christmas […]

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