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     I’VE GOT THE FEVER *** It’s Hatch Chile Season!!! I was first introduced to these magnificent flavor packed beauties by my girlfriend Karen (born in New Mexico, raised in Texas). She was kind enough share her stash and her obsession with me. The flavor and fever was contagious! I have been hooked ever […]

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  *** Fourth of July weekend always reminds me that summer is officially here! The abundance of fresh peaches,makes it the perfect time to whip up a peach cobbler. I have added walnuts to this recipe because I love the crunch factor. It’s easy, quick and delicious! *** It goes something like this: *** A PILE OF […]

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    THE MOTHERS IN MY FAMILY *** A year ago I hosted a baby shower at my home with my craft group for one of our daughters Megan. Since we are all mothers and have raised twenty seven children collectively, I thought it would be fun to have each mother bring some words of […]

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    FARMERS MARKET INSPIRATION *** Bon Dimanche, the French phrase for wishing someone a Good Sunday, is something we still say at our house on Sundays. It was a term that I came to love and appreciate many years ago when we moved our family to Paris to live for a year. The French […]

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        THE PERFECT TO GO BREAKFAST *** Every year, for the last several years, I have spent three glorious days in late fall with nine of my best girlfriends drinking wine, crafting, cooking exchanging ideas (we all keep note pads handy), sharing stories and mostly laughing a lot. We came together as a […]

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    YOU ARE GOING TO FLIP OUT *** Hello at last! I survived the Christmas craziness and boogied through the holidays in a state of utter bliss. It has been an absolute joy to have my family under one roof but I can’t lie, I am pooped! I originally planned to roll out this […]

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    ***     PUT ON YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT * IT’S TIME TO DECORATE *** I love nothing more than unpacking my Christmas treasures and puttering about my house making things pretty for the holiday season. At our house it’s always pretty simple. Since I have a small space it doesn’t take much to make things sparkle and come alive. […]

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    *** With Thanksgiving just a few days away I realized I have been putting off writing my holiday post. I am not sure if it’s because my brain is on overload or if it’s that this year I will celebrate my favorite holiday without my husband and my son. Regardless, I need to […]

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