Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family blessings and joy as we celebrate the day of being grateful.

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A Grilled Father’s Day – Ideas for Every Dad

It’s Father’s Day weekend~ And what dad doesn’t like a grilled dinner? Here are 14 ideas of things to grill (or serve with the grilled food). Take a look, I bet you’ll find something here your dad would love!

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Cinco de Mayo Ideas

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner – and it’s on a Saturday! I don’t know about you, but we’re going to be doing some partying on the deck Mexican style! Many people think Cinco de Mayo is Mexican … Continue reading

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Easter Food Ideas – An Idea for Every Meal!

It’s almost Easter – just a couple more days. Do you know what you’re going to serve? Will you have breakfast before church or a brunch to energize for the Easter egg hunt? And what’s for dinner? A sit down … Continue reading

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St. Patty’s Collection of Food

St. Patty’s is tomorrow – what are planning? We’re planning a weekend of Irish inspired food! Sound like fun? Well here are a few ideas for you to check out for your own Irish weekend – Erin go Bragh!

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Mardi Gras Macarons

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday. It is the day of preparation for the fasting for Ash Wednesday (which is Valentine’s day this year). The foods eaten are rich and full of fat and eggs and dairy – … Continue reading

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Solstice Glögg – A Yule Tradition

The Winter Solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year and it happens at the same moment for everyone on earth. It’s when the sun reaches its farthest point south it has been the entire year and … Continue reading

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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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Pumpkin – An Easy Way to Cook

Pumpkin!  I’m seeing them popping up in the grocery stores already – but that’s OK with me!  We love to eat them – especially the sugar (or pie) pumpkins!  You can to use them in pies or other recipes or … Continue reading

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