Move Over Hummus– It’s Muhammara Time!

My husband Kurt and mom LOVE hummus, and I make it at home for many reasons, e.g.,  it’s easy to do (if you have a food processor) and Continue reading

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Too Hot for A Campfire? Try S’mores Bars!

Lordy.  It’s been FIVE months since my last post?  I am surprised I get any hits at all, and thank goodness for search engines! Continue reading

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Train Treats for the Orchesquad: Dulce de Leche Cookies

My son Ken attends a parochial Catholic high school after eight years in our county public school system.   The biggest adjustment for him was not academics, but his school orchestra program. Continue reading

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A Quick and (Pimiento) Cheesy Blog

Grace and I have been speaking daily on the phone or via email.  Our “titan of industry,” Jeff’s moniker for her, has been bored at work and wants updates on what I’ve been making.  Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner 2015 and Grace’s Favorite Cookie

Yes, the annual Christmas dinner debate is over.  The only discussions were minor because I announced I was going “back to basics”:  Continue reading

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Our Roanoke Rock Star and Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls

In our neck of Northern Virgina, there’s a cool cozy venue hidden in a tiny strip mall in Vienna.  Named Jammin’ Java, it’s more likely to bring to mind a coffee shop. Continue reading

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