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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Christmas Dinner 2020

While the number around our table will not be as many this year, we’re making it even more delicious. So without further ado here is our Christmas Menu.

No Fail Fresca Sangria

This simple recipe is not only a super hit, it’s so easy to make. Tip: Freeze your grapes and use instead of ice. Your drinks will be cold without being watered down. Ingredients 6 cans Fresca original2 bottles wine (red like a merlot or white like pinot grigio)Fresh fruit 2 peaches, strawberries and grapes.  (See …
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NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY – January 30

In the United States, National Croissant Day, recognizes a wonderful flaky pastry enjoyed at every meal.  Croissants are  buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.   The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. Laminating the dough, also used in puff pastry, is a process by which …
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My Blue Cheese, Spinach stuffed Beef Wellingtons

While these do take a bit of work, you will be rewarded with each bite of these delicious Wellingtons. I usually do these as a labor of love on special occasions like New Year’s Eve or an Anniversary. They also work well for a special dinner for 2. Just add candlelight, and a salad. A …
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November 12th, Fun Holiday – Happy Hour Day

November 12 is Happy Hour Day. So, on this unofficial fun holiday take advantage of happy hours at your favorite bar, cafe or restaurant. Happy hour is a term used to refer to a period of time during a day when establishments sell drinks and food at a discount. While traditionally offered by bars, restaurants …
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November 9, Chaos Never Dies

Feel like your life sometimes spirals into a chaotic mess? Then Chaos Never Dies Day on November 9 is the holiday for you. This made-up holiday encourages people to realize that chaos is part of life and that it will never die. So instead of getting hassled by it, just take a deep breath and …
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Common Sense Day

Are you familiar with the saying “common sense is not that common”? Celebrate this rarely used quality on November 4, Common Sense Day. My favorite saying is Common sense is a flower that does not grow in everyone’s garden. As you watch the news, surf the internet, or simply read the latest Google headlines, I’m …
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Greek Turkey Burgers

Our family loves these! We even perfected a make ahead version for the freezer. You can easily swap out the breadcrumbs and buns to low carb or keto without sacrificing the flavor. If you go low carb skip the tomato slices and add swiss cheese. Swiss goes really well on all versions. We often swich …
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New year,  new you? 

New years resolutions sound easy with weigh loss being #1,   quitting smoking,  these are the most popular ones and ironically the hardest to keep.    I know people who have made awesome changes in their lives.   The rest of us keep making the same ones. Year after year then promptly fall off the …
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