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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

| December 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe how close we are to the end of the year. We can count the days until 2011 in weeks, not months. My calendar is almost filled and closed for the year. And in a few brief weeks, blogs everywhere will suddenly be filled with recaps and resolutions — saying goodbye to […]

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A Tale of Two Thanksgivings (Thanksgiving 2010)

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings (Thanksgiving 2010)

| December 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, we ate but didn’t feast — at least not in the fork-to-mouth sort of way. But we did feast in the beauty of our tropical surroundings. It was bliss. When we returned to Connecticut, we prepared for the other kind of feast — the traditional one had at Thanksgiving. And on […]

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5 Fabulous Thanksgiving Appetizers

5 Fabulous Thanksgiving Appetizers

| November 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

Our Thanksgiving celebration is being postponed this year, until the weekend. While I prefer celebrating on the actual day, this year we just had to move the feast. So, have I planned my Thanksgiving spread yet? Not exactly. I have a great idea of what we’ll be serving. But I haven’t put pen to paper […]

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7 Fabulous Thanksgiving Side Dishes

7 Fabulous Thanksgiving Side Dishes

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Last week, someone posed a question on Twitter about what really makes Thanksgiving for you. It came from some food related source, which escapes me, but it struck me: it’s not about the turkey or the pies or anything else. It’s really about family. Thanksgiving is all about family. My family doesn’t have a set […]

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Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t bring myself to cook yesterday. When I opened the door to see how it was outside, it was like stepping into a sauna. The air was thick with humidity and it was so hot, despite a late afternoon rain shower. Thank goodness for air conditioners and take out. Today is milder, less humid. […]

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10 Delicious New Year’s Eve Appetizers

10 Delicious New Year’s Eve Appetizers

| December 29, 2009 | 3 Comments

What do you do on New Year’s Eve? Nearly every year for as long as I can remember, I have stayed home, watched a movie and ate some delicious food. At midnight, I always have some sort of sparkling wine or champagne. Back when I was a teen, our family tradition was to eat a […]

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A Very Merry Christmas Eve 2009

A Very Merry Christmas Eve 2009

| December 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

The wrapping is nearly done. Seventeen gift bags and baskets of cookies and other confections have been made and delivered. The tree is lit, the outdoors decorated. Butter is softening for a few more batches of cookies. The stockings are hung and the milk is chilling for that big guy in the red suit. All […]

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Buttery Roasted Shrimp Recipe

Buttery Roasted Shrimp Recipe

| December 22, 2009 | 2 Comments

Our massive lawn is buried deep beneath snow. Our driveway is still white, though passable even with my little Civic. And those big C9 lights that I rushed to put up a few weeks ago really glisten against the wintery backdrop. It’s a winter wonderland out there. For the first time in years, Will got […]

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Last Minute Holiday Treats: Peppermint Bark Coated Pretzels Recipe

Last Minute Holiday Treats: Peppermint Bark Coated Pretzels Recipe

| December 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Peppermint. Dark chocolate. White chocolate. Those flavors together just scream winter and holidays and good times. It’s hard to believe that I went so many years without tasting this delightful combination, but ever since I did, I’ve been hooked. Love it. In the past few years, I’ve made a delicious (and easy!) Dark Chocolate Peppermint […]

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How to Package Homemade Holiday Treats

How to Package Homemade Holiday Treats

| December 11, 2009 | 1 Comment

One of my favorite things to do every holiday season is to make tons and tons of treats to give to my friends and family. I literally spend days baking, and love every second of it. I typically will place each type of treat in its own treat bag and then put them all into […]

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