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Planning a 2014 Academy Awards Party

I love the Academy Awards! The actors, the dresses, the red carpet – the whole event is over the top glamour. Ever since I was a young girl, I’d sit and watch and dream. I was ten years old when Tatum O’Neal won her Oscar for her performance as Addie Loggins in Paper Moon. Watching …

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Vegetable Frittata – An Impressive Dish

This frittata recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Nantucket Open-House Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase.  I received this cookbook as a gift in 1987, and I have been using it ever since.  I have many favorite recipes from Sarah Leah Chase. Another excellent factor of this recipe is that it is so adaptable. …

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How To Make Heart Shaped Pizzas

Creating a beautiful life is not about surrounding yourself with beautiful objects.  It is about creating fun and warm experiences.  Last night’s Valentine’s Day dinner with the kids was just that. One of our traditions is to make heart-shaped pizzas on Valentine’s Day.  This is so simple, easy, and fun!  Our youngest came home yesterday …

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A Tasty Way to Eat Your Veggies ~ Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

One of my daughters’ friends just messaged me asking me for this recipe. She said she searched my blog but couldn’t find it ~ so here it is! This pasta bake has been in my repertoire of easy, yummy, and fancy enough to serve to diner guest for a few years now.  I first made …

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A Cajun Dinner Menu and Recipes

The feast has continued!  With our house bustling for the holidays, both my husband and I have enjoyed cooking for the masses! Last night we enjoyed a Cajun themed dinner of  jambalaya, Creole green beans, cornbread, and sweet potato pie.  My husband actually made two versions of jambalaya, the traditional recipe that follows and a …