Finer Things Friday: Dining by Candlelight

Nearly 3 weeks into Advent, we finally dined by candlelight last night.  First it was a matter of finding a decent advent wreath (which I found and have had packed away in the basement for a year and a half).  Then, it was purchasing the right … [Keep reading…]

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Handmade Christmas Ornaments

I'm not much of a stuff person. Even at Christmastime, there are very few things I need.  Three of my top Christmas priorities, though, are: Attending Christmas Eve Mass. Waking up in our own beds to the joy of Christmas morning. Receiving … [Keep reading…]

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Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms: Review and Giveaway

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When Jane Doiron contacted me about reviewing her cookbook, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, I jumped on it.  The title alone was appealing! I love to bake and cook healthy meals for my family, but often my excessive time in the kitchen throws … [Keep reading…]

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Christmas Bark

Please tell me I'm not the last cook to discover both the ease and the deliciousness of Christmas Bark! Found in my new Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms cookbook, I was pleasantly surprised that the five ingredients were at my fingertips, and from … [Keep reading…]

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Guest Post: Bring the Outside In for Frugal Decorating

I'm so thankful for the timing of this guest post from Clair of Mummy Deals.  Not only do I need to take heed of her advice, as evidenced by my total lack of decorating skills, but I'm currently recovering from a nasty 12-hour stomach bug and needed … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of December 6

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas... Good grief, I can't get warm today!  The weather warnings have begun, although all there is to see is cold and dreary right now.  As far as I'm concerned, if it's going to be cold and miserable it may … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: Dessert

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** My apologies for the tardiness of this post. My internet went out yesterday. Needless to say, Century Link is not on Santa's good list right now.** I have to admit that my sweet tooth doesn't pack quite the punch that it used to.  It … [Keep reading…]

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Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

Some may argue that this isn't really cheesecake because it's not made in a springform pan. That's fine.  They can argue, while the rest of us enjoy the creamy caramel and crunchy pecan combo that makes this cheesecake a standout! Caramel … [Keep reading…]

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Sherry’s Aussie Chicken

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I absolutely can not take credit for this recipe.  It comes from my friend Sherry, and I did cartwheels the day I saw it!  The Outback Steakhouse is my all-time favorite restaurant, never mind that it's an hour away and we only get there about once a … [Keep reading…]

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