Cheers To The New Year

Father time is waiting in the wings to remind us that a new year is on the way. With that in mind, I’m here to say “Cheers To The New Year“. As we count down the hours until the arrival of 2014, I though I would pour two flutes of champagne to celebrate the approaching new year. […]

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Joyous Wishes For The Holiday Season

Joyous Wishes For The Holiday Season the warmest wishes for a holiday filled with the warmth of home the love of family and the company of good friends **** I hope you enjoy the pretty watercolor painting I have chosen for this year’s Christmas greeting. The Atkinson Congregational Church was built in 1835 in Atkinson, […]

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It’s  Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas. There is snow on the ground, the wreaths are hung and candles are in all the windows. The trees are trimmed, the house is decorated and the Christmas cookies have been baked. I thought it would be the perfect time to give you a little house tour. We […]

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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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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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Easter Traditions

Easter traditions are as different as the people who celebrate the holiday. My husband’s family is of Italian heritage and mine is Irish. My husband’s favorite Easter food memories are of his mother’s Pizza Gaina which is also known by many other names…Pizza Rustica, Pizza Chena, Pizza Piena, and Tarta Pascualina just to name a […]

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A Toast To The New Year

Whether you are going out with top hat and cane,                                                                                           […]

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