Tag Archives: Holidays

What’s Cookin’ – Thanksgiving Recipes and the Almost Empty Nest

As our nest gets emptier, our holidays continue to evolve. For the past several years, our daughter who lives in California has come to visit on Thanksgiving and our daughter and son-in-law who live in Arizona come at Christmas. Our … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Jams, Jellies, Cranberries, & Turkeys

In between putting our house on the market and cleaning and going through closets and drawers and moving kids to and from college and into new apartments, I have continued to cook and bake and can. I find working in … Continue reading

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Some of Our Favorite Treats and Drinks for the Holidays

For the times they are a-changin’ – Bob Dylan The tree is decorated. The gifts are bought and wrapped. The cards and packages have been mailed. What’s left? Christmas Baking! We aren’t doing a family get together to bake Christmas … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree!

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging; O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging; Not only green when summer’s here, But also when ’tis cold and drear. O Christmas Tree! O Christmas … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Thanksgiving Day 2012 Menu

Our Thanksgiving Day menu is set.  We are having a small Thanksgiving dinner this year with only 9 for dinner, and the menu is a mix of traditional favorites as well as some changes to tradition. Namely, I have decided … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Cranberry Salad

Last year, my friend, Cathy, made a cranberry salad for a Fall get together.  It was yummy so I asked for the recipe.  It is very easy to make, but should be made 2 days in advance of when you … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Hot Cross Buns (for Good Friday) & Deviled Chick Eggs (for Easter)

There will only be three of us home for Easter this year – DSH, My Baby the Bulldog, and me.  Sigh. But, after nine days away from home I have been having fun being back in the kitchen and cookin’ this … Continue reading

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