RETROspective—A Look Back at 2017

Thanks For Sharing!This Year’s Favorites A few of my favorite things— everything from updating our house to Blogs, Social Media and Etsy Shops! One of my very favorite things at home this year has been the addition of the *Tiki Bar* to our already awesome Florida room. It is still a work in progress so…

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Weekly Feature #28—The Casserole

Thanks For Sharing!Be It Ever So Humble… The Casserole— A dish used both to cook in the oven and to serve. Also the food cooked in the oven and served in the dish…     Originally, the word casserole described the pan (often of pottery) in which food was cooked. In French, the word casserole…

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A Taste of Christmas Tradition

Thanks For Sharing!Baking Giant Snickerdoodles Every family has their traditions, the little events and rituals that truly define the Holiday Season for them. Like many others, we have Christmas customs that we repeat nearly every year. While some things change with time and circumstance, others stay blessedly the same, lending us a continuity that may…

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O Deer! It’s Gaia’s Birthday…

Thanks For Sharing!Happy Birthday to You! It’s Gaia’s birthday, so (being the proud mom that I am) I just wanted to do a short post to mark this event in her life. Born in 1994, she is celebrating her 22nd birthday. Besides being my youngest child, and therefore eternally saddled with the dubious honor of being my…

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When Life Gives You Tomatoes…

Thanks For Sharing!Make a Tomato Pie! My Mom and Step-Dad returned from their vacation home in Western North Carolina earlier this week, and as is often the case, they returned with goodies from their favorite Dillard, Georgia produce market, Osage Farm. It’s only about a half hour away from their house in NC, so they…

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The Fourth of July

Thanks For Sharing!Have a Happy Independence Day!   The Fourth falls on a Saturday this year, so its prime time for the elusive and highly coveted Holiday Weekend! We are not big ones for holiday plans and such, but my daughter who lives in Daytona on the beach-side is having a cookout. I am bringing a Seven…

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Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Thanks For Sharing!Dark & Rich— A Weekend Dessert Spiked with Kahlua Liqueur   When I began this blog a few months ago, I promised cake, among other things. With all the busy activity involved in getting a website up and running, starting an Etsy shop, and just plain being caught up in home, garden and…

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