Category Archives: Holidays

Mini Pecan Tarts with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Looking for something sweet but small?  How about mini pecan tarts with bourbon caramel sauce? At our family Thanksgiving, we all bring something to share.  And at Christmas, the entire meal is buffet appetizers.  These delicious little mini tarts fit … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce with Tangerine and Port Wine

There are five states in the US that produces cranberries, two of them being Oregon and Washington.  Although the North West production only accounts for a small amount of the total barrels produced (about 500,000 of the roughly 8,500,000 estimated … Continue reading

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Summer Eats That Are BBQ Musts

This post has been contributed –  All opinions are mine alone  There’s nothing better than eating outdoors in the open air.  Summer is al fresco.  Enjoying seasonal foods, fine wines and cool, homemade drinks is the spirit of the summer … Continue reading

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18 Ideas for the 4th of July – Or Any Summer Barbecue!

It’s almost the 4th of July!  Here are some ideas of foods to serve, from appetizers to desserts.  Try one or try them all!! But here’s to some Happy Grilling!

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Feeding Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is the busiest restaurant day of the year!  Who wants to go to a noisy, crowded place when you can cook mom a great meal right at home – and wait on her hand and foot!  Well mother’s … Continue reading

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Easter Dinner

Easter is this Sunday!   We traditionally have a ham dinner at our house, so I thought I’d share with you the entire meal (with recipes of course!).

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(Almost) Full Irish Breakfast – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

A full Irish breakfast is just what is says – FULL!!  It consists of Irish sausage (AKA Bangers), Irish bacon rashers, eggs with Dubliner cheese, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, Irish soda bread…I mean, it’s FULL!!  This breakfast just has bangers, bacon, … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Dishes to Celebrate

There is an Irish proverb that says “Laughter is brightest where food is the best.”  Well here is a collection of Irish dishes that will fill the room with laughter and fill your belly with joy!

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Mardi Gras King Cake

King Cake is only available during Mardi Gras – a brioche style cake filled with cinnamon and sugar and decorated with the Mardi Gras colors.  What makes the cake special is the plastic baby that is baked inside.  The lucky … Continue reading

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Game Day Dozen! 12 Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday~

It’s Game Day!  Are you having a crowd to watch the game or just a small group?  Either way, Super Bowl Sunday is not just about the game, its about the food!  Here are twelve great recipes to make for … Continue reading

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