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A Glimpse of Charlotte, NC and Vicinity

In Travel On May 15, 2013 3 Comments

  Hampton Inn, conveniently located amidst a busy shopping and dining locale of Charlotte’s suburban town Matthews, offered a great deal of comfort and normalcy to us who… Read More »

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Spring Chick Pop Cakes and an Edible Homestead in West Palm Beach, FL

In Cakes and Bakes, Kids, Travel On April 23, 2013 0 Comments

I almost felt sorry we were relocating from Florida the minute Alma told me she was considering selling her homestead in the beautiful Acreage of West Palm Beach…. Read More »

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Easter Sunday at the Beach and Picnic Perfect Foods

In BBQ and Grilling, Cakes and Bakes, Soups and Salads, Travel On March 31, 2013 1 Comment

 I love, love, love the holidays! To me, like most folks, they are synonymous with family, friends, and, of course, good food. I especially favor their eves, with… Read More »

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Irish Brown Soda Bread, More Roasted Strawberries, and a Fun Cooking Project for Kids

In Cakes and Bakes, Kids On March 16, 2013 0 Comments

I simply must tell you guys how amazing this version of Irish soda bread is. It might be as far from the original as Ireland is from Florida… Read More »

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What Spring Tastes Like

In Beverages, Cakes and Bakes, Soups and Salads, Travel On March 5, 2013 2 Comments

The weather has been gorgeous for the last week or so. Chilly mornings. Crisp days. Biting nights. Gosh, I love cool weather! Kevin and I went for a… Read More »

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Eyelet Pancakes for the Russian Sun Festival (Масленица)

In Cakes and Bakes On February 25, 2013 1 Comment

I might be a tad early with this recipe for Maslenitsa, an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday that marks the end of winter and the arrival of… Read More »

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Zippy Orange Soufflés with the Best Chocolate Sauce

In Sweets and Desserts On February 10, 2013 1 Comment

I have to override my statement about celebrating New Year two times a year in one of the previous posts: Chinese New Year actually makes it three. Remember… Read More »

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All Natural Steamed Rye Bread . . . in a Can

In Cakes and Bakes On February 6, 2013 5 Comments

A can of all natural steamed rye bread, anyone? I am giving away a litter of half a dozen cans after a week’s worth of experimenting and feasting… Read More »

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Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Chops and Russian Root Vegetable Salad

In Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Soups and Salads On January 20, 2013 4 Comments

Every time I make this recipe, I feel like a newlywed. Maybe it’s the smooth, silky touch of the Baby Bella mushrooms that caress my fingers as I… Read More »

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Ring In the Old New Year with a Bowl of Wholesome Potato Varenyky with Caramelized Onions

In Main Dishes On January 14, 2013 6 Comments

Though pretty Americanized by now, I find it convenient to feel more Russian on certain days throughout the year. Such days are few, and they mostly coincide with… Read More »