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Pies

Thanksgiving Pies

Pies, Pies, Pies……it’s Thanksgiving, so time to get baking!!! This year, I decided to make the three favorite Thanksgiving pies—apple, pumpkin and pecan—but all with a bit of a twist. I also included…

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Easy, Beautiful and Eco-Friendly Table Settings for Thanksgiving

I love the holidays. There’s nothing more satisfying than getting a group of family members and friends together, cooking some favorite foods and enjoying the moment! I even love the prep work. I…

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National Chili Month: Bean-less Jalapeño Chili Recipe

October is National Chili Month and there are so many delicious chili recipes it’s difficult to pick just one. So this time, we are opting for a Jalapeño Chili with no beans! Some…

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National Apple Month

October is National Apple Month and nothing signals the fall season like the amazing aroma of apples. A kitchen full of baking apple smells is mouthwatering and evokes memories of family dinners, friendly…

Peach Lemonade

Peach Lemonade

Peaches just add a lovely mellow sweetness to this delicious lemonade. Tastes wonderful as is, but if you want to take it up a notch, just add vodka, rum or bourbon for a…

Poached Peaches in Lemon Verbena Syrup

Poached Peaches in Lemon Verbena Syrup

The hardest part of this is getting the skin off the peaches— I always make two extra peaches just in case! A delightfully light and very elegant looking dessert that is easy to…

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August is Peach Month!

Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits. Ripe, juicy peaches are like sunshine in your mouth! This month we will be featuring easy and delicious peach recipes that make the most of…

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National Blueberry Month Recipes!

July is Blueberry Month and blueberry picking came late to the Catskill Mountains this year. So, the next best thing, our local farmer’s market! Plump, juicy delicious blueberries just waiting to be baked…

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National Grilling Month Recipes

July is National BBQ month and while most people think this means hot dogs, hamburgers and ribs, we have a new twist on typical BBQ food. Outdoor grilling opens up a vast cornucopia…

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9.11 Salad

The Waldorf Salad was invented with ingredients that were at hand at the time. The same goes for this super easy 9.11 salad. We were not allowed back in our downtown apartment for…

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