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Smørrebrød – A Danish Traditional Sandwich

Smørrebrød is a fun word to say and it’s the Danish word for their open faced sandwiches. Now, how did little, old me come to make smørrebrød you ask? Vince and I decided our recent Great 8 Dinner theme would be A Danish Christmas. So, of course, I called upon Vince’s business partner for some tips. Ole is Danish and I figured he would be a good resource. Well, he sent me…

Tangy and Tasty French Apple Cranberry Pie

The holiday season is here, and it’s time for some traditional baking of cookies, breads and pies. Here in our home we love this French Apple Cranberry Pie. It’s a festive, colorful twist on the traditional apple pie, perfect for a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah table. This recipe is easy to make using just a single pie crust, some apples, cranberries with seasonings and a scrumptious buttery crumb topping. There’s no need to struggle…

Heavenly Hot Chocolate!

Originally published January 31, 2017 It’s January, it’s cold, it’s raining, and honestly I cannot think of anything that sounds more warm and cozy right now (besides my slippers) than a mug of hot chocolate! When my kiddos were young, I remember they loved to have a big mug of hot chocolate on a rainy day. I was reminded of this when I arrived home earlier this week and was greeted at our neighborhood corner by these…

Lovely El Dorado Wine Country

Sometimes you have a day that will live in your memory forever. That’s how I feel about one of the side trips Kyle and I took while we were at the 2017 International Food Blogger’s Conference. After the conference adjourned for the weekend Kyle and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend the El Dorado County excursion. It should have been titled, “El Dorado Wine Country.” We started with brunch accompanied by…

The Great 8 Gathers…Our First Dinner Party!

Our First Dinner Party Wow, 19 years ago this month we gathered for our first dinner party. We started as a “gourmet” group; but since none of us are trained chefs, it soon turned into more of a foodie group. And what fun we’ve had! When we started we were not friends, more like acquaintances. The four of us ladies were volunteering at our kids’ school, working on the same fundraiser and in our kids…

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