Scrumptious Summer Salads

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Mom and I have been blogging together for over three years, and one of the nice things about that is we have built up quite an archive of old posts.  Since it is summer, and we are all eating a little lighter, we thought it would be fun to put together some of our salad […]

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Festive Red Foods for the Fourth!

Festive Foods for the 4th

Mom and I put our heads together and decided to revisit some of our recipes that have a touch of red in them (or are all red) for you in honor of July 4 next week.  These recipes would be good for a party or just two people, are perfect for summer, and just happen […]

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Spinach Balls

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We are about to wrap up day four of Mom’s visit, and we spent most of the day working on outdoor projects.  Mom weeded and planted flowers while I did a major curb appeal project that added some more pizzazz to our 1928 bungalow.  We’ll be showing you the final results Monday.  Meanwhile, I had […]

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White Sangria

White Sangria

When we are entertaining, I love to serve a pretty, yet tasty, cocktail.  I always have the standards on hand (wine, beer, bourbon, etc) if someone prefers their usual drink, but I think a little somethin’ special raises the fun level for the evening.  Last week-end when we had some friends over for dinner, I […]

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The Basic Herb Garden

Herb garden

Hi everyone.  Before I get into the details of today’s post, Jordan asked me to explain why she has been MIA lately.  After returning from their two-week trip to Africa, she has been on the road with work.  She has only been home for three days since then, and that time has been devoted to […]

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How To Make Chocolate Bowls

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We have the perfect holiday dessert for you all today.  Last week when I attended a luncheon/fashion show, I showed you a photo of the dessert which was adorable and delicious.  It reminded me of chocolate cups that I made for a luncheon chez moi many years ago.  At that time, I swore I would […]

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Easy Strawberry Pie

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Tis the season!!!  No, not that season.  It’s strawberry season in some parts of the country and will be full-blown strawberry season in the whole country in just a few weeks.  I took advantage of some good-lookin’ strawberries being sold at our local grocery and made a delish pie.  Well, actually it looks more like […]

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For the Derby – Benedictine

Benedictine Dip

Kentuckians, it’s time to rejoice.  Derby Day is tomorrow.   Woohoo!!!  And for all of you non-Kentuckians who love every thing about the Derby, you would love the food, too.  A traditional southern recipe that can always be found on my  Derby table is benedictine.  I know that sounds like either a poison or a […]

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The Deepest, Darkest, Bestest Chocolate Cake EVER

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If you have a yearning for some chocolate, you are at the right place.  I realize that bestest isn’t a word, but I had to use it anyway.  I have the perfect chocolate cake for you, and it is fairly easy to make.  I ate sushi for lunch yesterday, and for some reason, that meal […]

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Orange Meringue Pie

Orange Meringue Pie

Mr. Right and I just returned home after riding our bicycles 10 days in Florida.  We were looking for some warm weather.  While we were there, he discovered a recipe for orange meringue pie in a magazine.   I have never heard of it before, have you?   I decided it would be one to […]

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