February 2013

Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars

February 26, 2013
Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars | Magnolia Days

Blueberry bars and California wine country. The two will forever be joined in my mind. I cannot think of one without the other. Then I think of all the other memories from this one particular trip to Napa/Sonoma/San Francisco and it makes me smile. It all started with a raffle ticket. One little raffle ticket, […]

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Spicy Sweet Potato and Corn Soup for #SundaySupper

February 24, 2013
Spicy Sweet Potato Corn Soup | Magnolia Days

What could be better than hot soup on a cold winter day? Or any day for that matter. I do tend to not have it as much in the summer though. A chilly, rainy day calls for a soup simmering in a big pot on the stove. The hardest part is deciding which one to […]

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Kiss of Light Margarita

February 21, 2013
Kiss of Light Margarita | Magnolia Days

It has been a long time since I had a margarita. Tequila has not been my friend. It isn’t tequila’s fault either. It also isn’t my fault. I used to love margaritas and would order one in a heartbeat. Then came a terrible bout with food poisoning after a night when I had one margarita. It […]

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Cinnamon Pecan Sticky Buns for #TwelveLoaves

February 19, 2013
Cinnamon Pecan Sticky Buns | Magnolia Days

Did someone say cinnamon? Oh yea, that was me last week. I shared a recipe for cinnamon chip scones and went on about the spice. Nothing has changed since then, obviously. It seems my craving kicked into high gear and I had to do more baking. I blame the grocery store on why I chose […]

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Scallops Hong Kong Style for #SundaySupper

February 17, 2013
Scallops Hong Kong Style | Magnolia Days

Moderation is key to a healthy lifestyle. It has taken me a lot of years and different “diets” to figure it out. I’ve done low-sugar, low-carb, low-fat, those with packaged food you have to buy, and many more. I had great results. The problem came later when I was faced with eating regular food. I […]

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Cinnamon Chip Scones

February 14, 2013
Cinnamon Chip Scones | Magnolia Days

The aroma of cinnamon is so very wonderful. Baking with it fills the air and warms the soul. It is one of my favorite spices and I go through quite a bit of it. I’ve featured cinnamon a few times with cake, ice cream, and rolls. I saw a bag of cinnamon chips at the […]

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Shrimp and Vegetable Couscous for #WeekdaySupper #SauteExpress

February 12, 2013
Shrimp and Vegetable Couscous | Magnolia Days

Ever have one of those running behind days? When something comes up and blows your whole schedule. You put yourself in high gear to get back on track and then yet another thing arises. I had one of those days recently. Everything I had planned was disrupted. Next thing I knew it was after lunch […]

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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies for #SundaySupper

February 10, 2013
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies | Magnolia Days

I made sweets for my sweetie. It’s true Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. The other truth is that I’ve had these Red Velvet Sandwich cookies on my to-make list for a while. I was waiting for the right opportunity. A day associated with doing things for someone you love and the color red was […]

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Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

February 7, 2013
Homemade Thousand Island Dressing | Magnolia Days

Thousand Island is one of my husband’s favorite dressings. When it comes to a “regular” salad he will choose it or Ranch. Regular salad being a simple one with lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. Sometimes cheese and grilled chicken are on there too. I’m more of a vinaigrette gal. The only time I use 1000 Island […]

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Celeriac Salad

February 5, 2013
Celeriac Salad | Magnolia Days

I discovered celeriac in Germany. Have you had it before? It is also called celery root. It is “Sellerie” in German. Interesting because it sounds like celery in English but is not the same thing. It lead to an interesting discussion one day when my mom and I were in Germany this past November. A […]

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