Beef Tenderloin

Tenderloin Beef

Some people like Ham or Turkey at Christmas. Beef Tenderloin is my favorite choice for Christmas dinner. It must be my British background. I love this recipe because it’s tasty and so easy. Just rub the tenderloin with olive oil and the pepper based spice mixture and roast on a rack in the oven until it reaches 130 degrees F. You’ll get a perfect medium rare beef that’s almost fork tender!

Snowy Mashed Potatoes

snowy mashed potatoes

Continuing with my Thanksgiving 101 series … No Thanksgiving is complete without Mashed Potatoes. When I think comfort food, I think Mashed Potatoes – especially this time of year as it’s getting cold. It’s the perfect side to roasts and stews.  I often just quickly mash the potatoes and add cream, butter, garlic and chives.  Other […]

Cornbread Dressing with Bacon and Pecans

Cornbread bacon and pecan dressing

Thanksgiving 101 continues with the dressing – Cornbread dressing – I do believe I’ve found winner! Based on a recipe from Frank Stitt, (with a tasty shortcut), this recipe features the smokiness of the bacon and the nuttiness of the pecans…. scrumptious!

Accidental Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey from

Welcome to Thanksgiving 101! Today the turkey – I was a little nervous about cooking the Thanksgiving turkey (it had been decades!), so I went straight to Ina… her Accidental Turkey comes with a cute story and produces a wonderfully moist turkey.

Happy July 4th!!

Patriotic Flowers on Cape Cod

Happy July 4th!!                   Today(actually all weekend) is a time to celebrate the freedoms that we all enjoy.  With all the unrest around the world this year, I am particularly grateful. The flowers in the photo above are from my trip to Cape Cod, last summer.  I […]

Easter Flowers in a Malted Egg Vase

Flowers with easter eggs

Ok, I confess — I totally stole this idea!   I’d seen it done with peppermints before and then, last year, I saw this from The Cavendar Diary.  btw – if you don’t have this site bookmarked you should. They have some great decorating/collecting ideas – even a few recipes. Beautiful flowers in a Valentines Candy vase.  How […]

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