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Chamomile & Orange Sugar Cookies

Chamomile & Orange Sugar Cookies

With less than one week until baby M’s “Mad Hatter inspired” shower, I have spent far too many hours pursuing Pinterest for elegant tea party ideas to impress. From cucumber sandwiches to amazing tea infusions – this baby shower will be nothing less than scrumptious. […]

Review: Eating With Peter

Review: Eating With Peter

Eating With Peter Author: Susan Buckley Published: March 20 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing & Arcade Publishing “Being married to Peter Buckley was not always easy – living with larger-than-life personalities seldom is – but it was never boring.”   Synopsis: Susan’s life would never be the same after […]

Slow Cooker Sunday: Using Your Slow Cooker Like A Pro

Slow Cooker Sunday: Using Your Slow Cooker Like A Pro

My slow cooker is almost certainly one of the most valuable cooking appliances in my kitchen. It’s a remarkable way to create nutritious and succulent meals without the hours of effort. To be honest, my fascination with slow cooker meals goes well beyond the need […]

Winter Fruit Salad

Winter Fruit Salad

Fruit salads are not a popular choice when there’s snow whirling around and bitter temperatures outside, but this winter fruit salad might just turn out to be your new fav! It’s delicate, mouth-watering, and is made from fruits available during the winter months. It’s so […]

An Open Letter To My Grandma

An Open Letter To My Grandma

Dearest Grandma, To utter I simply miss you is an understatement. I still cannot comprehend the reality that you are gone. It’s like a horrific delusion that I keep praying to wake up from. Yet I seek console in the truth that you are in […]

Slow Cooker Sunday: Tropical Fruit Crisp

Slow Cooker Sunday: Tropical Fruit Crisp

I don’t know about you, but between the -25 degree weather and the wicked influenza germs circling our home like vultures I am in serious need for some sunshine. Or at least a little vitamin C and antioxidants! Today’s lack of mobility and energy has given […]

Review: The Healing Powers of Tea by Cal Orey

Review: The Healing Powers of Tea by Cal Orey

The Healing Powers of Tea  Author: Cal Orey Published: December 26, 2017 by Kensington Books & Citadel “For countless people – and perhaps for you, too – the healing powers of tea are no secret. Like me, people use tea not only as a versatile […]

A New Year’s Resolution That Makes A Difference

A New Year’s Resolution That Makes A Difference

Hello 2018! Let’s face it, we are all accustomed to the “New Year’s routine”; we review the previous year pointing out every possible negative and then create some form of personal resolution for the year to come. Maybe this is our universal way to boost […]

Slow Cooker Sunday: Ham & Split Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Sunday: Ham & Split Pea Soup

Christmas dinner in our house is traditionally a cider and sage glazed turkey with all of the fixins, but this year with the oven on the fritz and my holiday patience running thin, my culinary options were limited. I opted for a good old maple […]

Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup

My ultimate comfort food is a giant bowl of deliciously healthy and steamy Wonton Soup! Instead of boring old chicken noodle, I desire these delicate Asian dumplings and hearty vegetables when I am feeling under the weather. The fragrant savory broth with invigorating vegetables and […]