August 2011

Caramel Cake Quest

August 31, 2011
Caramel Cake

A friend asked me for a caramel cake recipe. I had not baked a caramel cake in over 20 years. I remember baking the cake with a friend. She always made everyone we worked with their favorite dessert for their birthday. She lived with me for a while when my husband was away on training and […]

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Italian Wine Tasting at 15th Street Pizza

August 30, 2011
Wines featured in 15th Street Wine Tasting

My favorite local pizza restaurant had their first wine tasting. 15th Street Pizza & Pub had recently moved to a new location with much more room. At the new location, they expanded their wine list and offer a greater selection than before. The new wine list is a very good one and features wines you do not find […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

August 24, 2011
Peanut Butter Cookies

My husband’s birthday is this week. I decided to bake one of his favorite treats; peanut butter cookies. He loves peanut butter and all foods with peanut butter; cookies, cake, ice cream, pie, etc. I love it too. I will eat it by the spoonful as a snack. A spoonful of peanut butter is even better with chocolate […]

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Rubbing Out Weeds

August 22, 2011
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Weeds. Any plant that grows where you do not want it to is a weed. Controlling them is an ongoing and never-ending process. Some weeds are hard to kill and difficult to do without damaging the surrounding plants. Last year we had our back yard re-done. Our property is adjacent to a swamp and the water […]

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Farewell Party

August 17, 2011
Farewell Party Table Setting

Our good friends and neighbors were moving. Chris and Faye had to relocate due to a job transfer. To wish them well and celebrate with them one last time before they moved, a farewell party was in order. Terry and Pam hosted the event at Terry’s house. It was a gorgeous day. Mother Nature had given a […]

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Greek Olive Tapenade with Fresh Herbs

August 15, 2011
Greek Olive Tapenade

I love party food. Whether I am entertaining or going to a party, one of my first thoughts is of the food. The dishes prepared for parties are so special. They are either favorites from tried and true recipes or new discoveries to share. Parties are such good food adventures and everyone makes their very best. I had […]

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Refreshing Citrus Cocktail

August 10, 2011
Citrus Cocktail

My neighborhood had a mid-summer social. It was an outside event by the pool with music and ice cream treats for everyone. Being on the social committee, I was assigned the job of handing out tickets for the ice cream. We had contracted an ice cream truck and gave everyone a ticket to redeem for a treat. […]

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Let’s Play!

August 8, 2011
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So this is it! My official launch. It has been quite a road to get to this point. Over the past couple of months I’ve spent countless hours researching, learning, setting up, and testing this site. I read 5 books and tons of articles on the web. I was working on it in my sleep […]

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Fairview Pinotage 2010

August 4, 2011
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I first tried Pinotage earlier this year. We had met some friends at a restaurant with “Shrimp” in the name. So of course all throughout that day I thought about shrimp. I could not wait to eat some good shrimp. Yum. I didn’t bother looking up the menu online or get information on the restaurant beforehand. The keyword was shrimp and […]

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