Holiday Stovetop Pecans

Posted December 19, 2017

During the last week, I sent a holiday letter to all my subscribers — there are nearly 10,000 of you — some of whom I have not connected with in a long, long time. And even though you must be incredibly…

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Pickled Ginger Peaches

Posted July 26, 2016

Inspiration can be a devious vixen, and will sometimes hide in the most unlikeliest places. I was doing nothing more than sipping iced tea on a hot (sweltering, to be exact) summer day when this quirky idea came to me. It was…

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Six Homemade Pantry Gifts to Show How Much You Care

Posted May 30, 2016

Maybe it’s the turn of seasons in the air because multiple life changes occurred among my trusty troupe of friends in just a few weeks: the newly-minted grandmother; the very-soon-to-be mother; first-time homeowners; and the recently engaged, graduated, or hired.…

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Handmade Gifts: Granola Nut Clusters

Posted January 23, 2014

I love filling the house with the smell of homemade granola, it automatically puts me in a festive mood. I also love baking gifts, especially for my health conscious and vegan friends. Angela, of Oh She Glows, shares her delicious recipe…

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Food Gift: Tomato Kasundi

Posted January 7, 2014

It’s safe to say I have had more than my fair share of sweets this holiday season. From hot chocolate mixes to candy cane meringues and all the pies and cookies in between, I am attempting to put my sweet tooth on…

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Food Gift: The Perfect Hot Cocoa Mix

Posted December 24, 2013

By now you’ve probably seen a plethora of DIY hot cocoa mixes floating around the web. But the way Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events adds a layer of Ghiradelli peppermint chocolates to this Perfect Hot Cocoa Mix makes my heart sing…

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Balsamic Glaze

Posted November 6, 2011

Thank you, Maggie. Thank you for introducing me to this beautiful dark molasses-like syrup. It never occurred to me to make this, and it’s so simple too. It now sits in a bottle on my kitchen shelf, ready for anything.…

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