Let’s Celebrate

Let’s celebrate the passing of the old year and ring in the new. Whether you are staying home for a quiet evening watching the televised celebrations around the world or you go out on the town with a group of friends, enjoy all that has been good about the past year and let’s look forward […]

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I Wish You A Merry Christmas

From our home to yours, I Wish You A Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Buon Natale, Frohe Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad, and God Jul. I hope you and your loved ones have a bright and beautiful holiday whether you spend it where it is snowy and white, or sunny and warm. Whatever your traditions are at this […]

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The Season To Be Jolly

Tis’ the season to be jolly and to me that means it’s time for my husband and I to have our annual open house Christmas party. Our parties have changed over the years depending on where we have lived. While living in Miami, there was the glitz and glamour of catered affairs and guests dressed […]

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Simpler Times And A Cookie That Tastes Like Christmas

In this fast paced contemporary world of glass and steel, of iPhones and laptop computers, it is sometimes nice to reflect back on simpler times. If you were able to visit my home during this holiday period and step into the parlor (which would be referred to today as a living room), perhaps you could […]

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Gorgonzola Sauce

There are certain dishes that are special enough for a holiday but easy enough for a weekday meal. If I said I was serving pork tenderloin topped with a gorgonzola sauce served alongside polenta rounds pan fried in brown butter and sage, you might think that I was serving this for a dinner party. Actually […]

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Comfort And Joy Of The Holiday Season

It is the time of year to share the comfort and joy of the holiday season with friends. I like to dress up our home, making it sparkle and invite friends to our annual Christmas party. It takes me a few days to get the house ready because I like to decorate all the rooms […]

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Chicken Piccata With Spaghetti

Go to any traditional Italian restaurant anywhere in the world and there is one item that can usually be found on the menu…piccata. It is traditionally made with a thin slice of veal that has a light coating of flour that is sautéed, then sauced with a light lemon and caper butter sauce. Over time […]

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