PAVLOVA

RECIPE – Pavlova with Raspberry Cream

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Hi ladies!
Pavlovas seem intimidating but they are very easy to make and look grand and elegant and your guests will be truly impressed. This one is with fresh berries and a delicious sweet cream topping. You can use any kind of berries – strawberries, blueberries, or other fruit like mango, pineapple, etc. The end result … Continue Reading
Michael Kors shoes

SHOP TALK – GREAT NEW FINDS FOR YOU

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Great news ladies!
 I have done all the research, homework, scouting for you! Let me be your guinea pig for all things fashion, beauty, home and cooking!
Here are some of my latest finds that I hope you enjoy. WATCH THIS VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfMOyS8XI7M
And here’s some links of where to get the fun things I featured.
1. SUNGLASSES – PRADA … Continue Reading
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To the Bride and Groom – a Love Poem

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Happy Day to you lovely ladies!
I wrote this poem for my sister’s wedding. I was single at the time, so I think I had special insight into just how lucky my sister was to find that special person. Now that I am married, I still think it gives great insight to all couples to never … Continue Reading
Crabcakes

RECIPE – ANYTIME CRABCAKES

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HELLO FELLOW COOKS!
Who says you have to follow the rules and only make crab cakes in summer? Hell no! Thanks to canned crabmeat (yes, it tastes good no matter what you people from Maryland say!). I love making these because you can keep the crabmeat on hand in the fridge ready for anytime. And you … Continue Reading
Chili

RECIPE – GUILT FREE CHILI

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Helloooooo!
I never used to like chili. Frankly, I found it to be heavy and reserved for people who ate nachos and drank beer. But, if you get past the stigma, it can be gussied up and leaned down to become a delicious, gourmet bowl of delightfulness.
Here’s the video: YOU WILL NEED:
¼ cup olive oil
1 pound ground … Continue Reading
Meringues 2

RECIPE – MERINGUES TWO WAYS

HAPPY 2015 ladies!!!!
I’m bringing meringues back!! Recently, on a trip to Italy (it was fabulous, I didn’t want to come home), we saw meringues in every bakery. It reminded me that when I was younger, meringues were popular. I’m not sure why they went out of vogue. They are delightful – crunchy on the outside, … Continue Reading

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Pumpkin bread

RECIPE – PUMPKIN DATE CRANBERRY BREAD

Hello!!!
Fall equals pumpkin mania! It seems every food product is adding pumpkin just to get in on the hype. I love pumpkin and I’m not letting the gimmicks upset my happy time. This is a very easy loaf bread that tastes like fall. It’s dense and moist and is perfect for brunch or with a … Continue Reading

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BAKED SHRIMP

RECIPE – EASY BAKED SHRIMP WITH SNAP PEAS

HELLOOOOOOO EVERYONE!!!
What’s for dinner? Always the magic question. Sometimes it’s hard to muster the time and energy to cook. Well here I am to help with a SUPER easy and SUPER quick shrimp with snap pea recipe. Marinate it in the fridge and go from fridge to oven. Done!
This is also excellent for a large … Continue Reading

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Chicken with apples

RECIPE – CHICKEN WITH APPLES 3 WAYS

HI EVERYONE!
It’s fall! Seeing apple cider and gorgeous apples in the stores (yay) inspired me for this dish. We eat a lot of chicken so I’m always trying to mix it up and make it interesting. We use apples three ways in this dish – apples, apple cider and apple cider vinegar. How do you … Continue Reading

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Choc bundt cake

RECIPE – Chocolate Rum Bundt Cake

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Hi cake lovers!
“Daddy’s great! Give us the chocolate cake!” – Who can forget the hilarious story from Bill Cosby of how happy his kids were when he gave them cake for breakfast? Cake is good. And chocolate cake is even better. And what’s even better than THAT is that this recipe is so easy, you … Continue Reading

Roasted fruit and veggie soup

RECIPE – ROASTED FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SOUP

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Hi ladies!
Fall is coming!!! My favorite time of the year! That means it’s time to make soup. I love soup as a meal for lunch or for dinner with a simple salad or just some big slices of crusty bread. This is a very easy, delicious soup that is a little something extra over your … Continue Reading

Cheese crackers

RECIPE – HOMEMADE CHEESE CRACKERS

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HAPPY LONG WEEKEND LADIES!!!
My Grandmother was not a great cook but she was a fantastic volunteer! I found this recipe in one of her cookbooks put together by her Massachusetts Eye and Ear volunteer committee. What’s more gourmet than homemade crackers?? These melt in your mouth and are a great appetizer or perfect served with … Continue Reading

Dogs walking

WHY DOGS ARE A LOT LIKE KIDS

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Hi ladies!
 I LOVE MY DOGS. My husband and I are dog people. I could never imagine my life without dogs. Our dogs are always a part of our annual Christmas card and they have Halloween costumes, which they hate wearing, but oh well. We spoil our dogs by giving them fresh chicken every day and … Continue Reading

Choc chip cookie

RECIPE – THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

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Hello ladies!
The cookie monster was a smart guy – what’s better than a cookie? Almost nothing. The chocolate chip version is a classic and this recipe makes the perfect one – perfect balance between crisp and soft, rich, buttery and satisfying.
Here’s the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncEXocGSWd4
YOU WILL NEED:
1 cup flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 … Continue Reading

Melon Cucmber soup

RECIPE – MELON CUCUMBER MINT SOUP

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Happy weekend everyone!
Juicing is sooooo Spring 2014. Summer 2014 is all about the cold soup! Now you can have your juice and eat it too. This is a terrific light appetizer to serve with a heavier meal like steak or fried chicken. It’s also super easy to double or triple the recipe for a large … Continue Reading