Category Archives: Recipes

December is for celebrating!

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December is a busy month for us. Not only do we have many planned holiday celebrations with friends and family, it is also my husband Jim’s birthday! This year, for his birthday dinner, we got to go to one of … Continue reading

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Isabel & Morgan’s Favorite Pumpkin Spice Bread

One of my favorite things to do is to recreate something we used to love and enjoy B.C.D (Before Celiac Disease, lol!) and I am so happy when I come up with something that is just as good as the … Continue reading

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We know it is fall in our house when…

… we start whipping up some Pumpkin Spice Pancakes! These pancakes are light and fluffy and smell and taste like fall! We enjoy them almost every weekend October through November, but they would also make a lovely breakfast on Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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I’m back!

Well, it has been quite some time since I have blogged. I intended to begin blogging again a couple of years ago… see post “Revival“, however life has thrown us a few curve balls over the last couple of years, … Continue reading

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Wait… it’s summer? But it was just March like two seconds ago! Aw crap, there goes that resolution!

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Seriously! Where did the last four months go!?!? I mean really, the fact that I can’t hit my once a month posting goal is kind of sad… oh well, why carry a grudge! So…. it’s summer! There’s that! The kids actually … Continue reading

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Vive Bene, Spesso L’Amore, Di Risata Molto

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Live well, laugh often, love much. While reflecting on my father-in-law’s wedding last weekend, this is the sentiment that comes to mind. I can still feel the warm Ojai breezes; see the soft glow of the Ojai “pink moment” as … Continue reading

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Autumn Pear & Burrata Crostini

At the end of October my husband and I celebrated our 8th anniversary. We went to a great restaurant in Danville called The Peasant and the Pear. While there we had a wonderful meal, but the absolute star was the … Continue reading

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“It’s so good I want to roll around naked in it!”

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Yes… you read that correctly. That is a direct quote ladies and gentlemen. I was absolutely in LOVE with the English Toffee Pudding Cake with Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise that is offered at one of our local wine bars. Like … Continue reading

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I don’t believe it! My husband ate olives…. and enjoyed them!!!

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A couple of weeks ago, Jim and I went to Cuda Ridge Winery for a member’s release party. Larry, the winemaker and owner, had the chef at Posada Catering pair delightful “contemporary southwestern” tapas with each of the featured wines. … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy….

Well, this is always a bittersweet time of year for me. A much needed and long-awaited break is here, but it means I have to say goodbye to some wonderful young adults that I have had the opportunity to get … Continue reading

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