12 Days of Cookie Contest Update

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I won! . . . → Read More: 12 Days of Cookie Contest Update

Elixirs for Xmas: Amaretto

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Who knew you could make your own Amaretto?  I certainly didn’t.

I was struggling for some more Christmas posts and pulled an old cookbook from my library:   Gifts from the Kitchen.

Mom had a similar book (back in the day) I loved to go through and dream of all the gifts I would make . . . → Read More: Elixirs for Xmas: Amaretto

Elixirs for Xmas: Chocolate Bourbon Kahlua

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Bourbon Kahlua from a handy bartender in Tulsa. (This stuff is golden!) . . . → Read More: Elixirs for Xmas: Chocolate Bourbon Kahlua

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix for C.L.U.E.

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Welcome to the December edition of C.L.U.E. This month’s theme focused on food our grandmothers would have cooked. To spice it up a bit, the society members were tasked with searching our assigned blogs for something that your grandmother would have cooked AND then sharing an authentic recipe from our own grandmother’s recipe. . . . → Read More: Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix for C.L.U.E.

Make Your Own Gift Bags and Go Retro

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I become even more retro and vintage at Christmas time.   I think as I get older, I enjoy more retro stuff.   Er…or maybe it is me that is actually become more vintage.

Anyhoo, I found some old forgotten sticker paper in our office/guest room and I went nuts printing vintage images for packages . . . → Read More: Make Your Own Gift Bags and Go Retro

12 Days of Cookies

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I once again am on a quest to be included in our local paper’s 12 Days of Cookies contest. Here are the recipes I sent in. . . . → Read More: 12 Days of Cookies

Onion Pie (not quiche)

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This onion pie is me contribution to this month’s Cook the Books round. We all read “That Old Ace in the Hole” by Annie Proulx. . . . → Read More: Onion Pie (not quiche)

Roasted Garlic Skinny Smashed Potatoes

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This is my post for the Thanksgiving edition of Food ‘n Flix. Deb from Kahakai Kitchen chose “Pieces of April,” a quirky film about a quirky, dysfunctional Thanksgiving meal. . . . → Read More: Roasted Garlic Skinny Smashed Potatoes

Apple Marmalade

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Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful that I made this marvelous recipe for this most divine preserve! . . . → Read More: Apple Marmalade

Five Spice Apple Pie

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As a continuation from my fabulous birthday trip, we stopped on our way home at Louisburg Orchard and Cider Mill.  We had previously purchased some Arkansas Black apples at the City Market in KC, but we wanted more.   We found cheap Jonathan apples at the orchard’s shop.

What do you do when you buy . . . → Read More: Five Spice Apple Pie