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Special Occasions

Mother’s Day Menu Ideas for Men and Children

                                What does every woman want on Mother’s Day? What every woman wants on Mothers Day… is a day off!  What does this mean?  It means … Continue reading

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Best Blueberry Pie Recipe

I can’t believe it’s been 7 months since my last post.  I promise I’ll start posting more often and regularly.  Since 4th of July, our Countries Independence Day is a red, white & blue day, I thought it fitting to … Continue reading

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Good Luck Foods for a Happy New Year!

Good Luck Foods for a New Year Day Greens: Any and all kinds of greens are welcome.  They represent money.  The more greens you eat, the greater your wealth in the new year. Lentils:  Quite simply, lentils represent coins.  Thereby … Continue reading

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Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Shallots

I love the purity of brussel sprouts to begin with… I won’t bore you with our childhood tales of brussel sprouts, but I’m sure you get the picture. When I was finally old enough to cook and have my own … Continue reading

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Best Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Best Poppy Seed Cake Recipe Ingredients: 1 box yellow or lemon cake mix 4 ounces vanilla or lemon instant pudding pack 2 ounces poppy seeds (save some for icing) 4 eggs 1 cup cooking oil 1 cup white wine  2 … Continue reading

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Tahitian Rose Marshmallows

Tahitian Rose Marshmallow Recipe: You will need a candy thermometer, sifter, and a stand mixer with paddle attachment for this recipe. Heart shaped cookie cutter is optional. Ingredients: Vegetable oil, for brushing 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin (3 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day “Lucky Do’s & Don’ts”

New Year’s Day is day of renewal and a chance to live again… in an off world colony.   That last part sounded a little familiar, didn’t it? Oh well, I’m going to keep this short and to the point … Continue reading

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Peppermint Puffs

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I can remember my mom always making Peppermint puffs at Christmas.  They were one of my favorite candies.  Filled with crushed candy canes…  Oh, what a way to celebrate the season and consume candy canes in a different, more elegant … Continue reading

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Jewish Chocolate Babka

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If you’ve ever seen the Seinfeld episode titled, “The Dinner Party”, then Babkas will forever be etched in your memory.  As my husband and I are both Seinfeld fans, and often find ourselves putting in a disc of Seinfeld to … Continue reading

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Tahitian Apple Pie

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Have you ever bought fruit, and for some reason, it just never gets eaten?  Well, here is a perfect example of what you can do with that week old fruit that has lost it’s luster.   I used Gala apples, … Continue reading

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