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Recipe Box, Peppermint Mousse Parfaits

Wow, time is flying! We have been having a lot of fun with the Advent Tree It won’t be long now! The other day the boys found a melted snowman in their sacks Some mini marshmallows Jelly beans, a carrot nose and a snowman printable that I found at Life in a Larger Story here … Continue reading

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Creations, Happy New Year Painted Bottle & Tray

I am sure that by now all your gifts are bought and wrapped, your kitchen is full of fabulous homemade baked goods, and you are curled up by the fire just wishing you had a project~    HO HO HO! Well, “Don’t shoot the messenger,” but New Years generally comes right after Christmas… As I recently … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Snow Pea Tree and Christmas Candy

In case you need some help in your holiday kitchen, wow your guests with a Snow Pea Tree or bake up some irresistible Christmas Candy Squares You don’t have to go to a lot of trouble, sometimes all you need is a little red and green For the snow peas, you steam them briefly in … Continue reading

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Party Panache, Bleu Cheese Tart with Cranberry Chutney

The title of this recipe might make you think,  “way too much trouble!” In fact, the original recipe comes from Ruth Reichl,* former editor of Gourmet Magazine so it must be very involved and time consuming… Nope! This pretty little tart whips up in mere minutes, as does the cranberry chutney topping I used a … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Green Chili Strata with Bacon Roses

This might just be the easiest and fastest breakfast casserole you will ever make It literally takes maybe 5 whole minutes :) Oh yeah, and like all good breakfast casseroles you do it ahead of time :) You layer the tortillas with cheese and green chiles and then pour egg milk mixture over all Everyone … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Apple, Pecan and Pomegranate Stuffing Muffins

You know the saying, Presentation is everything… Well these gorgeous little stuffing “muffins” will be the talk of the table, and you won’t be slaving in the kitchen making them~ I grew up eating Pepperidge Farm stuffing, so it’s a big part of my holiday cooking, and the preseasoned mix is so easy to work … Continue reading

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Tablescapes, Winter Holiday

I combined elements from the Sweet Sugarplum Fantasy table and the Eat Drink and Be Merry table for a Winter Holiday table our family can enjoy as we count down to Christmas The Christmas Cottages joined the woodland wreath for a snowy centerpiece On a furry table runner I added filament lights and more ornaments … Continue reading

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Gifts from the Kitchen, Dinner in a Stocking!

Have you and your little reindeers finished your Christmas shopping? Need a simple gift for a friend or neighbor? Kick up a bottle of wine by putting it in a blingy stocking with a few other goodies This was a hostess gift I brought to a BFF [who always seems to have a lot of … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, French Onion Soup Pizza Bread

This tastes just like French Onion Soup, except there is less soup,  more bread and lots of heavenly melted Gruyere Cheese This recipe is quick and easy, not to mention incredibly delicious…it will hit the spot with a bowl of Chobani Tomato, Spinach and Pasta Soup or a Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Bacon … Continue reading

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Tablescapes, Sweet Sugarplum Fantasy

It’s time for the December tablescape challenge at Cuisine Kathleen.  This time she challenged us to create a “copycat” tablescape from Pinterest or a magazine… I chose this Sugarplum Tree tablescape from Purple Chocolat Home Jacqueline’s table creations are always over the top and fabulous, so recreating one would be a definite challenge, but I … Continue reading

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