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A DIY Festive Gingerbread House

A Gingerbread House always adds whimsy and fun to Christmas decorations. And they are fun to make! There are lots of pre-baked gingerbread house kits on the market, but you know me, always wanting to do it myself. (Kind of like a 2-year-old!) A friend of mine, Donna, has been making gingerbread houses for years. In fact, she has Gingerbread House decorating parties! Just bake and assemble a few houses, put out all kinds of colorful candies…

DIY Holiday Gifts

Isn’t it Gr8 when the doorbell rings and a friend has delivered a homemade goody? Last Christmas we received a loaf of Chocolate Rum Cake from a friend, and boy was it heavenly! I remember the flavor to this day, chocolate-y, moist and just a hint of rum.   And we all know that it’s better to give than receive, right? So how about spending a day making DIY holiday gifts, some delightful and delectable…

Savory Rosemary and Spice Nuts

My mother in-law gave me this recipe many years ago and it has become¬†one of my favorites to make, nibble on, and share. The combination of fresh rosemary, cumin and cayenne pepper gives each bite a depth of flavor that is irresistible. Below are the directions for one recipe but trust me, you will want to double or even triple it! I almost always make a double batch. One recipe is never enough! Feel free to use any…

Cooking Gifts for Dad

What to get the dad in your life? It can be challenging. We’ve gathered a couple of our favorite ideas for the dads who cook. All these are linked on Amazon and, if you have Prime, can probably be delivered in one day! Or, if you are like our Debbie, and love to shop and support the brick and mortar stores in your area, you can probably find similar items close to you. Just to let you know…

Pucker Up Pickled Okra

I’ve always loved okra…every which way! Cooked, fried, baked or pickled. And I’m a huge fan of anything pickled…carrots, green beans…even potato chips and popcorn (Don’t cringe! The popcorn and chips are dry and in a bag…not wet in a jar!) But pickled okra has been one of my favorites since I was a little girl! My grandparents used to have them in jars in the…

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