Holiday Cheer – Free Cookbook from The Wild Rose Press

December 29, 2014

Once again my publisher is offering a FREE cookbook for the holiday season.  I did not submit a recipe, but a lot of other authors did and they sure look yummy!  I’m not sure how long this book will be available, so get yours today! Scroll down for link.   Just some of the recipes included: […]

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Holiday Cheer – Green Beans with Parmesan

December 28, 2014

Here’s a fairly easy side dish.  I really like fresh green beans, but I do get tired of steaming them all the time, so I’ve been on the hunt for a variety of dishes.  I made this one the other day and it was great.  I’ve tweaked it from the original, because I really like […]

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Holiday Cheer – BBQ Shrimp

December 27, 2014

What are you New Year’s Eve plans?  My husband and I usually stay home and if he’s lucky, he’s awake until 11:00.  I usually make it until midnight and spend it watching the Times Square special.  New Year’s Day is spent eating Black-eyed Peas and watching the Rose Bowl Parade and college bowl games. However, […]

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Holiday Cheer – Blacked-eyed Peas

December 26, 2014

Note: I really didn’t like black-eyed peas, but as it’s a southern New Year’s Day tradition to eat them for good luck, I tried this recipe I found in a local newspaper. It’s delicious and tastes nothing like those canned peas I grew up with. So, here’s the recipe for you New Year’s Day good […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2014

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance–a day in which we think of everything we have […]

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Holiday Cheer – Oh Holy Night

December 24, 2014


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Holiday Cheer – Ham and Cabbage Casserole

December 23, 2014

This has been a tradition in my family as far back as I can remember. Great for the leftover Christmas ham. It was one of my mother’s favorite dishes and I know my sister makes it often.   Fix some dinner rolls to go with it and you have a warm, wintry dinner. Ham and Cabbage […]

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Holiday Cheer – Joan Reeves and Pink Stuff

December 22, 2014

Christmas and Pink Stuff by Joan Reeves Christmas is party time for just about everyone, whether it’s family gatherings or open houses with scores of guests. I like parties, and I like preparing food for them. With four kids, I learned how to put together a snack, a meal, or a party at the drop […]

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Holiday Cheer – 12 Days of Christmas

December 21, 2014

Note: I’ve posted this on multiple sites, so anyone who has been following me for a few years has probably seen it before. By Anna Kathryn Lanier Okay, here’s a pet peeve of mine….those who don’t know when the twelve days of Christmas are. These days I’m seeing all sorts of references to the Twelve […]

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Holiday Cheer – Dips for Chips and Veggies

December 20, 2014

We are in the midst of the Holiday Season, with Chanukah having started on December 16th, Christmas five days away, New Year’s Eve and Day just a ten days or so away.  I’m sure most of us still have a lot of holiday entertaining to do or attend.  Here are a few easy to prepare dishes […]

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