NATIONAL FILM SCORE DAY – April 3

On April 3rd, National Film Score Day recognizes the musical masterpieces called “Film Scores” and, more specifically, the very talented composers who create them. As the opening scenes of a long-anticipated movie begin flickering across the screen, a rising cadence undulates through the theater setting the mood. A musical note plays, then two. Soon the …
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Wedding Playlist

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so choosing the perfect songs for your exchange of vows is up there with sending out the invitations and remembering the rings. Whether you’re soundtracking the ceremony, the wedding reception, or the first dance, these are some of my favorites. June is a …
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Roasted Vegetables

This easy side dish not only looks great but tastes so good even the kids eat all these vegetables. Ingredients You can substitute vegetables according to likes and diet needs. These are what have used for both a regular or holiday meal.1 Eggplant1 bag brussel sprout halves ( fresh produce)2 bell peppers assorted colors1 pint …
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Jen’s Green Bean Casserole

I started with the basic recipe and have perfected it through the years. I always get great comments on it, and of course the true test no leftovers! My husband started urging me to make a double batch so he can have some left over. It’s an easy recipe to go up or down for …
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Brown Butter Garlic Parmesean Mushrooms

These are insanely popular at our table. People who swear they don’t eat mushrooms eat these. These warm butter treats can be served as a snack or a side dish. The only complaint I’ve ever had is there are never enough and I usually make a double batch. See recipe below. Ingredients 1 lb whole …
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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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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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Gratitude Playlist

As November arrives we are reminded to be even more thankful. Every family member, friend, experience, smile, laughter and even tears count. As we move into the holiday season of giving its important to recognize what we already have. Gratitude becomes even more important as holiday lists, shopping and festivities take center stage. Take time …
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Sing!

Want to sing? That dream of being discovered on a talent show, it could happen. Perhaps you just like to sing? I love to do so home alone, while doing housework. You’ll find me with the earbuds in singing along. Usually loudly. While I dont think I’m good enough anymore for a professional, I know …
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The Music from Musicals Playlist

On Broadway or the silver screen musicals still hold a definite place in our hearts. From Andrew Lloyd Weber to The Greatest Shoman, almost any Disney movie they are the songs you sing along with and cannot forget. Feel free to sing along. The Lion King Disney’s Cinderella Roger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella The Little Mermaid …
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