Cherry Crisp

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It’s no secret that I love Fruit Crisps. I’ve posted a few Crisp recipes over the years…. The classic Apple Crisp,  Peach and Blueberry Crisp (using oatmeal in the topping), Pear and Cranberry Crisp and today – Cherry Crisp.                     I love cherry pies (actually most things cherry). […]

Valentine’s Linzer Cookies

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As I shared with you last Friday – I am a chocoholic.  So Valentines is a popular holiday at my house.  But here’s a recipe for those of you who like other flavors.  Linzer Cookies are a classic sandwich cookie with a ‘window’ in the top cookie – filled with yummy spreads and jams.  Since it’s Valentines, I decided […]

Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake

Triple Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake from

I read lots of magazines, and am often seduced by the cover recipe photo.  This month’s Southern Living pictured a chocolate cake that looked ‘slap your mama’ good.  TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BUTTERMILK POUND CAKE.  Need I say more?!  It shot right to the top of my “must try this” list.             […]

Pear and Cranberry Crisp

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Even though yesterday was Thanksgiving, many of us are already in full winter – WOW !  It’s cold weather like this that makes me want to stay inside, cook Chili, watch football and serve a fruit crisp for dessert.  This weekend I’ll be watching a lot of the rival college football games- especially the Miss […]

Thanksgiving 101 Recap

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Thanks so much for reading my Thanksgiving 101 Series.  I hope you’ve found some good ideas for making the big day easier. So,  we’ve discussed the Turkey, the Gravy,  the Mashed Potatoes and the Dressing – so the basics are set.  We’ve also discussed some logistics for making the day/week go smoothly.  Today I’ve got lots […]

Cheese Board 101

Cheese in Provence Market

I love offering a Cheese Board when I entertain – and the best part is how easy it is. No cooking – just shopping!  I usually serve a cheese board as an appetizer, the American way.  In Europe, you’re more likely to be served a cheese board after dinner.  It provides a nice relaxing end to the meal, […]

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