Christmas Favorites Playlist

Looking for some holiday joy? This playlist is perfect on your favorite, device, around the house, or on shopping trips. These are my favorites that never fail to keep me in the holiday mood, even after a long day when working in retail. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. They never …
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Are You Holiday Ready?

Bacon Blue Stuffed Mushrooms

I was looking to do something a little less traditional for my second vegetable dish, for this Christmas.  I wanted something slightly elevated to pair with a Prime Rib Roast. After hours of looking through Pintrest and several websites I decided to go it alone and make my own.  I have to tell you the …
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Turkey

I have a short cut I’ve used for years. I worked in retail for almost 20 years. Due to health issues I can ignore Black Friday. While having to get up for work at 1am…no that’s not a typo. Get up at 1am be at my store by 3am. While I do not miss those …
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Thanksgiving menu

As we look forward to the holiday season, Thanksgiving is coming up fast. If your cooking or not this is our Thanksgiving Menu. I learned some great tips and tricks to play host and do all the cooking. Even when getting up at 1 am for my retail job on Black Friday. This year we’re …
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Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Growing up holidays were spent in a combination of our home and my grandparents. My grandmother always hosted Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and others. She is a planner and would divide the menu between all families so they could bring, sides, desserts, or other. She usually chose based on what each specialty was. My mother makes …
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Happy Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just days away its easy to lose sight of the small things. Are you the cook this year? A midst the turkey, stuffing, cranberry, table settings and preparation for family and friend visits it’s important to take some moments to reflect. Gratitude is one of the focuses of this month. While warm memories …
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NATIONAL SANDWICH DAY

Whether you stack it high or thin, National Sandwich Day on November 3rd recognizes one of America’s favorite lunch items. The sandwich is believed to be the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, following the claim that he was the inventor of the sandwich. No matter who invented it, we celebrate every kind …
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NATIONAL COOKBOOK MONTH – October

National Cookbook Month is an annual designation observed in October. Most things in our world have moved to a digital-based format, including the recipes we use to cook. Nowadays, we usually use Pinterest, or the notes on our phone for reference when we’re cooking. This month, we challenge you to do it the old school …
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National Egg Month – May

National Egg Month in May reminds us all the egg is cracked up to be! It sure beats many other foods and whips up a great meal. We rely on eggs for a variety of uses, too. They’re essential for baked goods, but on their own, eggs make an eggcellent meal. Whether boiled, baked, basted …
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