Category Archives: family

Red Velvet Cheesecake: Guest Post

I’m always interested when someone wants to write a post for my blog. A lot of times, it falls through, so I end up posting their recipe with my pictures and giving them a little shoutout. Leave it to my … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookies: Biscotti

Every year, my mom’s side of the family gathers at Nonnie’s house to celebrate Christmas Eve. Though we have adopted many American traditions, our family’s roots are Italian, so the night before Christmas is a much bigger deal to us … Continue reading

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Goodbye Fall

It’s been snowing here for three days. I suppose I have to fully embrace the fact that it is winter, huh? I suppose it isn’t all bad – with December comes all the fun of the holidays! Soon I’ll start … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

Hi friends! It’s two days before Thanksgiving, and if you are hosting, I’m sure you’ve already made lists, been to the grocery store, started some dishes, set the table, and cleaned your house, right? Right! (ha!) If you are a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Strawberry Pavlova

If you’re looking for an impressive dessert that’s a little something different, look no further. I have made one of Nigella’s dessert recipes before, but wasn’t 100% pleased with the results. This time, I could not have been happier. This … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

The weather has been absolutely beautiful for the past week, so I put off making my Easter dessert until the last minute.  I’m glad I did, because I ended up also making a birthday cake for Andrew’s Aunt Sammy.  When … Continue reading

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Meatballs Stroganoff & Notes on Freezer Meals

It’s been a very busy week, as I’ve been trying to put together some freezer meals to bring to family.  What’s been saving my sanity is that I’ve been making a double recipe of each meal – we eat one … Continue reading

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