Friday Favorites: In the Kitchen Baking Essentials

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…baking season!!  I’m making pies this week, and next week we start on the cookies!   Do you have a favorite family cookie recipe that you make for neighbors at Christmas time?  I like to make a variety of everything from chocolate chip to decorated Santa sugar cookies. …

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Restaurants: San Diego: Hash House a Go Go

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We love to travel in our family. We also love to discover all the fun things that there are to do right here in our own backyard. If you haven’t invested in one yet, it’s really a great idea to pick up a travel guide for your local area, or use Trip Advisor and pretend you…

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DIY: How to Make Washi Tape and Paper Feathers

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I can’t get enough of washi tape lately.  This past May I had the opportunity to visit the Anthropologie store at Chelsea Market in New York.  They were doing a big Washi Tape event and had decorated most of the store (floors, walls, tables etc.) in Washi tape patterns.  It was quite the site to…

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Sweets: Recipe: Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Bread


If you’re anything like me, you’re not quite ready to release your firm grip on pumpkin season. Sure, Christmas is everywhere, but it’s still November and I’m dedicating this month to warm, spiced desserts! My sweet friend, Maggie, shared this recipe with me last year and it’s my go to for something delicious and autumn…

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Recipes: The Best Stuffing Ever!


I don’t know about you… but me… I grew up on the boxed stuffing mix. That was all fine and dandy when I was a kid. Then… enter marriage and new Thanksgiving traditions. Since our families lived in the same town, we went to two Thanksgiving meals for years on turkey day! That’s a lot…

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