October 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

October 27, 2011
Cinnamon Rolls

I had a craving for cinnamon rolls. Good, old-fashioned cinnamon rolls with vanilla icing. It had been a while since I made bread so I knew it was time. I have been baking bread for many years. I started long ago using the hand kneading method. It all changed when I got my KitchenAid stand mixer. Once I used […]

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Time for Pumpkins and Gourds

October 25, 2011
Pumpkin

It is pumpkin and gourd season! As Halloween approaches, my friend Terry and I go on the hunt for pumpkins and gourds. Around mid-October we head to the State Farmers market to do our shopping. This year we went a little later than usual. The weather has been too warm and nice to think about pumpkin shopping. […]

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The Call of Fall

October 20, 2011
Red chrysanthemum with yellow center

Fall is in full swing. Here in the South it means having hot days, cool days, warm days, cold days, and a wishy-washy string of weather. This past week was like summer with afternoon highs in the mid-80′s. As I am typing this post, a front is coming in and the temperature will drop 20 degrees or […]

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Columbia-Crest Amitage

October 19, 2011
Columbia-Crest Amitage Red Wine Blend

Do you like wine blends? They seem to work really well when you cannot figure out which wine you are in the mood to enjoy. Cabernet? Shiraz? Malbec? Eany, meany, miney, moe. Might as well go for a combo. Plus, if you are like me, a bottle of wine lasts for a couple of days. I […]

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Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

October 13, 2011
Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

Looking for an easy and delicious pie? Look no further. This pie is rich and creamy. It is bright and colorful too – a great addition to a holiday dessert table with the red cherries, perfect for the season. This was the first pie I ever made. Yes, it is an oldie but a goodie. I […]

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Oreana Project Happiness Syrah

October 12, 2011
Oreana Project Happiness Syrah

Have you ever needed a smile? I have lately. This past week has been a difficult one. In the midst of dealing with painful and sad events, a friend gave me some smiles. One of those smiles came on a bottle of wine. Every one of the smiles helped brighten the days. Oreana Project Happiness Syrah (actually pROjECt hApPine$S SYRah on the back […]

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