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thirteen table looks with napkins

thirteen table looks using napkins

The holiday season means means entertaining. Brunches. Lunches, Breakfasts. Dinners. Cocktail parties and more. Rather than doing the sam…

need your help
need your help

Reeeeeally need your help. I’m vying for the Dream Job of coo…

the dinner table. where sweet life happens.

fresh cranberry mandarin nut salad

fresh cranberry mandarin nut salad

Some dishes just bring back vivid and warm childhood memories. Food has a way of being that for me. A memory maker. Of course, I was alwa…

holiday walnut bread povitica

holiday walnut bread povitica

First of all, let’s pronounce ‘povitica’. It’s Po-vuh-teet-zuh. And, it’s a Croatian holiday walnut bread. …

english banana bread
english banana bread

To crunch or not to crunch. That is your choice with this amazingly…

bokchoy cabbage ginger slaw

bokchoy cabbage ginger slaw

Salads can sometimes get boring. I mean we do the same ol’ thing the same ol’ way. Some lettuce greens, tomatoes, cukes, mayb…

no mayo chicken salad
no mayo chicken salad

I think one of the greatest bargains that you can find at Costco is their rotisserie chicken. Yes, the…

cumin coriander chopped salad
cumin coriander chopped salad

This is a sponsored post. I’ve teamed with Brabantia to review one of their products, a chefR…

meals in bowls

lemon mango no churn ice cream

lemon mango no churn ice cream

The best taste testers for ice cream that I make? My three and five year old grandsons! Yep, they will be truthful. They will let you kno…

old world russian tea cakes
old world russian tea cakes

These old world russian tea cakes are part of my history. My first trip to Russia was in 1988. It was …

apple parfait bundt cake
apple parfait bundt cake

There’s nothing more inviting and helpful than an easy cake recipe! One that cuts a few corners,…

cranberry sauce nut cake
cranberry sauce nut cake

I believe that most people probably have leftover cranberry sauce from the Thanksgiving day feast. Now…

cranberry coconut cookies gf
cranberry coconut cookies gf

Cranberries. One of the world’s healthiest foodies according to World’s Healthiest Foods. …