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St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape

– Posted in: Tablescapes, Winter Season
St. Patrick's Day Tablescape

Saint Patrick’s Day is a holiday that I feel is under-valued by most.  My hubby and I went shopping for some Irish decor over the weekend and were amazed over the lack of it.  Most stores (and we went to plenty) had few decorations … if any.  We both looked at each other and exclaimed… Read more

Red Hots Gelatin Salad

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Recipes | Red Hots Gelatin Salad

Be prepared for all sorts of rave reviews from this recipe!  It makes a wonderful presentation on the dinner table, and is as delicious as it is beautiful.  Made with the old classic Red Hots candy and cherry gelatin, it is one of the most vibrant red salads I have ever seen.  This recipe will… Read more

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

While we all know that there are wonderful store-bought spaghetti sauces to choose from, there just is no comparison when it comes to homemade!  From browning the meat to cutting up the ripe vegetables – homemade is far fresher than store-bought.  If you don’t like chopping up the veggies (or think it just takes too… Read more

Fruited Basmati Rice

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Recipe | Fruited Basmati Rice

This is one of the most wonderful rice recipes I have ever made.  It even tastes delicious reheated!  A perfect dish to bring to a potluck, or as a side dish to your main course.  Beautiful to look at, easy to prepare … and absolutely delicious! For other delicious rice recipes, check out this book… Read more

Fresh Corn Saute

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Recipes | Fresh Corn Saute

This recipe is a family favorite in our household.  More importantly, it is just down-right delicious!  My husband can’t get enough of it, and we make it whenever we get a chance. The most important step in the recipe is to use fresh corn – right off the cob!  There is no comparison between canned… Read more

Avocado Snack

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Fruit | Avocado Snack | Simple, delicious, and beautiful.

The world we live in today is complicated and hectic.  Why make our food that way too? The simplest of recipes and nutritious snacks is what is needed in our fast-paced world. When you find a food that is tasty and also makes for a beautiful presentation – this combination can be hard to resist… Read more

Sunny-Side Eggs with Bell Pepper Rings

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Breakfast | Sunny-Side Eggs with Peppers | Too much fun and deliciousness in the morn!

Good Morning to ya!  The most important meal of the day is just about to get better, and more colorful.  Sunny-Side Eggs with Bell Pepper Rings is not only colorful to look at – but very delicious!  It’s a great way to start your day, and your body will benefit from this wonderful recipe – complete with… Read more

Chili Recipe

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There is nothing better than a warm bowl of Chili on a cold winter’s night.  Indeed, our weather will soon be getting chilly … so now is a very appropriate time to share this wonderful recipe!  Chili can be made to suit your own personal tastes, giving you the opportunity to make your own unique signature recipe!  If you… Read more

Oven Omelet

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This Oven Omelet recipe is one you will come to, time and again.  It is the perfect breakfast or brunch for a crowd, and it is amazingly easy and fuss-free to make!  That is not it’s only virtue; however. The eggs in this Oven Omelet come out incredibly light and fluffy, with wonderful flavor. Cooking the… Read more

Watergate Salad Recipe

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Watergate Salad (also known as Pistachio Fluff Salad) is a refreshing dessert salad – made with pistachio pudding, marshmallows, and crushed pineapple.  I always like to serve it in glass or crystal dishware because it is just as beautiful as it is delicious!  With it’s creamy and soft-green texture, it also is a nice addition to… Read more

Minestrone Soup Recipe

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This Minestrone Soup Recipe is the best I’ve ever tasted.  At our house, we make it often – fulfilling numerous requests from family and friends alike.  There have been many a time when I needed to make a pot of this comforting soup for people that were either sick, or grieving.  It is full of wonderful nourishment, and… Read more