November 2012

How to Make Rosemary Wreath

Wreath

This How to Make Rosemary Wreath is a quick simple and inexpensive craft that you can give as a Teacher gift, Hostess gift, or a Christmas gift.  You could make for a holiday decoration and hang from a window, below sconce, or on knobs to cabinets, you could place around the base of a candle.  How […]

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Spicy Deviled Eggs

DeviledEggs

When you have backyard chickens you eat a lot of eggs.  I am sure that you have figured out by now that I love to bake, so I always use up a bunch of eggs whipped into my desserts, but I am always looking for other ways to use up the extras.  I came across […]

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Apple Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy, Hot Toddy, Hot Toddy its what people talk about during the cold winter months and how wonderful this drink tastes.  I NEVER HAD ONE!  I figured it was time for me to experience this wonderful cocktail so I scoured the net and my magazines looking for a recipe for one that tickled my […]

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Pumpkin Cream Oreo Cupcakes

When I first thought about starting this blog, I started looking at other food blogs and came across Lauren’s Latest.  Lauren is a young mother and wife and an extremely excellent cook, especially when it comes to desserts.  She was one of the women who inspired me to start my own blog and I took […]

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Mashed Sweet Potato with Bourbon Glaze

If you want to serve the best Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole and be the hero at your Thanksgiving dinner table this year, this is the recipe for you. I hosted a Thanksgiving Party last weekend and came up with this doozy of a dish and it was a huge hit.  It was the number one […]

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Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds is a recipe that will make you want to eat your Brussels.   I know those are fighting words for a lot of you, but I promise this dish is delish.  If you are a lover of the little cabbage this will soon become one of your favorite ways to serve them.  The […]

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Rosemary Gin Cocktail

I am enjoying using up the Rosemary that is still standing tall in my garden.  The frost has hit but the Rosemary looks just as good as it did in August.  I tried out a Rosemary simple syrup that marries the wonderful herbaceous pine scent of the rosemary into a sweet sugar syrup.  Adding it […]

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How to Make Perfect Cranberry Sauce

Here is my confession, I am not a fan of Cranberry Sauce, but my father, husband, son and friends love the stuff.  They all say that this is the best and I always get requests for the recipe.  I think the port and zest give it just enough zing. 1/2 cup ruby port 3/4 cup […]

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Holiday Green Beans

Did your Mom serve green bean casserole on Thanksgiving?  You know that dish that is loaded with cream of mushroom soup and topped with crispy onion straws?  Mine did and can I say YUCK!  I know its a classic favorite, but I have the perfect over the top yummy, healthier Holiday Green Bean Casserole Redo for […]

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French Quarter 75 Cocktail

Last Friday a friend of mine had her opening exhibition of work, “Dizygotic“.   I am always excited to check out her openings because her paintings are rather amazing, but this year I was even more excited because she had used my rooster Houdini as a model for two of her paintings.  She definitely paid […]

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Canna Lily Winter Care

Canna lilies have tender tubers. In warm climates where winter temperatures rarely drop below 40 degrees F, mulching the flower bed would be sufficient to protect them frost and freezing. In most places, like here in Cincinnati where fall and winter temperatures will drop below freezing, canna lilies will need special care to survive cold […]

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Apple Cake

Today is Election Day here in the good old US of A so I thought I would represent with a twist on the American favorite apple pie with this is a simple, moist and delicious Apple Cake.  After putting up with all the election advertisements we deserve a treat! 6 tablespoons of butter, softened 2 […]

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