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Holiday Moments – Oysters Mariniere, Adrienne Style

when does a girl start dating 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://homelogistic.fr/category/non-classe 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

http://jocelynmorettini.com/?meksika=gay-chat-video-online-english&081=9e 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

http://diebrueder.ch/piskodral/197 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 […]

salted caramel

Salted Caramel

https://www.cedarforestloghomes.com/enupikos/10664 November is turning out to be the month where I talk about things that you make for people as gifts… Probably because that’s what I’ve been working on myself. So this next thing, Salted Caramel, is one of my favorites. As ice cream toppings go, caramel has always been a love of mine, followed very […]

finished candles

Making Candles

more helpful hints   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 […]