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Hints and Tips

Fat Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday

Like Me? Please Share MeBig week coming up: Tuesday is FAT TUESDAY and the last day of Mardi Gras. Wednesday is Valentine’s Day. Wednesday is also Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent. Here are a few recipes to celebrate … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Party Treats

Like Me? Please Share MeThe long awaited, end of the season, BEST party of the year is fast approaching. Here are several ideas for Super Bowl 52 Party Treats that will please the crowd and make you the hit of … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner 2017

Like Me? Please Share MeChristmas is a week away and I have finally settled on my Christmas Dinner Menu. My favorite entree for Christmas Dinner has always been Prime Ribs of Beef.  This year I decided to get away from … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Feast 2017

Like Me? Please Share MeThanksgiving is less than two weeks away and I know many of you are starting to get ready for the “Great Thanksgiving Feast of 2017”. I am sharing a menu with you that has some new … Continue reading

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Oven Braised Corned Beef with Irish Beer and Irish Whiskey

Like Me? Please Share MeHere is my original recipe for Braised Corned Beef with Irish Beer and Irish Whiskey. An  awesomely delicious and super easy dinner to prepare. I’ve posted this recipe each St. Paddy’s Day to refresh your memory … Continue reading

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Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres

Like Me? Please Share MeThe holidays are upon us and that means  a lot of parties and entertaining. Here are a few Hors d’Oeuvres that are perfect party food. Much of the work can be done in advance so you … Continue reading

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A Light Luncheon

Like Me? Please Share MeI had a friend over for lunch to celebrate both of our birthdays. I made a light lunch so we could enjoy dessert. Hey, it’s a birthday celebration after all. I made this delicious Wild Rice … Continue reading

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A Simple Light Dinner For A Spring Evening

Like Me? Please Share MeWhat could be better than a simple light dinner now that the weather is starting to get warmer? Many of us are using our verandas to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and to partake in … Continue reading

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Tortilla Soup

Like Me? Please Share MeI promised you this recipe and here it is. I’ve eaten plenty of Tortilla Soup and loved them all. I took what I liked about each and made my own original recipe. One thing for certain … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Casual Dinner – Pulled Pork Soft Tacos

Like Me? Please Share Me Here is a great menu for a casual New Year’s Eve Party. What’s so great about this menu is that I can make all of the accompaniments the day before and cook the roast on … Continue reading

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