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Holiday Moments – Oysters Mariniere, Adrienne Style

petites annonces rencontre sans lendemain I wanted to share a little tidbit, as many of us are tooling around with family and friends in a post- holiday daze / sort of hangover.  The day after Christmas…. maybe we sleep in, spend a bit of extra time in our pj’s and my family rarely makes plans of ANY kind.  We are […]

Date Shake

A stolen season – Date Shake

http://laborexame.com.br/trabalhe-conosco Having not grown up in Southern California and also being a longtime resident of a few places far colder, I find something completely delectable about hot summery days in the month of December.  It’s kind of like being on vacation.  My most common memories of December are of nippy cold days and uncomfortably freezing (or […]

Filling the jars

Apple Pie – in a jar

100 dating sites in usa November continues with more ideas for things that you make for people as gifts… So how great would it be to able to open up a glorious jar of homemade apple pie filling? This version I developed is actually made without any white sugar. The sweeteners are apple cider and agave syrup which make it […]

Big Boneless Breast

The Season of Big Breasts

web It’s November. Big breasts are finally everywhere!  I’m talking about turkey breasts.  Yes, it really is a special time of year, not only because of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, but also because the markets around my neighborhood start to carry big boneless turkey breasts in the freezer section and they don’t have them any […]

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Making Candles

  A strange set of events led me to candlemaking recently.  It turns out I’m kind of obsessed with drinking glasses. It’s an odd obsession to have, I acknowledge, but it is there nonetheless.  And a search for a particular glass ended in me buying several cases of not-quite-the-right-one. And with a 40% restocking fee […]

Crispy Chinese Duck with California Slaw

California Cuisine – Crispy Chinese Duck with California Slaw

Did anyone see that movie LA Story with Steve Martin in the in 80’s? It was so entertaining, and had all these jokes in it that are not as funny today because so many of the jokes actually came true.  The point is, there is this really funny scene where someone is asking what type […]