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Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa is a delightful celebration of contrasts: Creamy avocado, sweet mango, tangy pineapple, spicy jalapeno. Five days until Christmas. Four shopping days left. Three days until we leave to visit family for the holiday. Two days until The Nutcracker touring show my daughter, Paige, is in wraps for the season. One …

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Lobster Newberg with Crumb Topping

Creamy, rich Lobster Newberg combines fresh lobster with a delightful sauce. This version is served in individual portions with a buttery crumb topping. This post is sponsored by Hood Cream. All opinions are my own. The bright glow of twinkling lights hung on trees and garlands. Lavish tablecloths in reds, blues, golds, silvers and greens …

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How to Host a Royal Tea Party

Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test … That iconic song from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” was the perfect soundtrack for a fun tea party we held with a local children’s bookstore last month. It was a public event, and princesses and princes from all over the land (our city) …

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Mango Strawberry Salsa Recipe

A mild fruity salsa, perfect for summertime dipping, this Mango Strawberry Salsa recipe is quick, easy and fun. The field days have been played. The desks have been cleaned out … well, my daughter’s has at least. And the final tests have been taken. We’re on the cusp of summer vacation here, and I cannot …

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Olive Oil Tea Cake

Celebrate everyday occasions with a simple, easy Olive Oil Tea Cake. Dressed with powdered sugar, this dessert is a delightful crowd-pleaser. When I was writing my newspaper column this week, I started mulling the idea of whether home cooking can really be quick and easy. It’s something that I strive for in my cooking and my …

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Summer Birthday Party Essentials

Planning a summer birthday party? Get creative with these tips for a fab summer birthday party. I received compensation from Hood in exchange for writing this post. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. For Will’s fifth birthday party, he had a beach bash with nearly all of his preschool pals. …

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Planning a Retro Birthday Party

Planning a birthday party? Go classic with these ideas from childhood for a retro birthday party. I received compensation from Hood in exchange for writing this post. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. As the warmer months arrive, I can’t help but think back to childhood and the lazy days …

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