Category Archives: Holidays and Special Occasions

Easy S’Mores Cookie Bars

In many areas in the Pacific Northwest this Fourth of July, campfires are prohibited due to high risk of wildfires. If you’re like me, then making S’mores is a pretty important part of camping, and summer in general. What’s a … Continue reading

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Deviled Eggs Can Be Chic

This is my all-time most popular post! It has been reblogged, shared, and pinned on Pinterest over 2,000 times. Pretty cool.  Happy Easter! Most people feel that using a piping bag for any reason is too much work, too fussy, … Continue reading

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Thin Mints Ice Cream Cake

Every year I buy several boxes of Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts and stash them in the freezer.  After the kids go to bed my husband and I will eat a few, ice-cold, out of the freezer.  By some … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day

Pie is one of my favorite things to make, possibly because it’s my husband’s and my son’s favorite dessert. Today happens to be Pi day, so what better reason to make a pie? Here is a list of my favorites: … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sables

For me this is the perfect cookie.  It’s crisp but not crunchy.  Deep chocolate in flavor, but not bitter.  Freezes well, and can be made and stored for at least a week.  Another name for these could be Grown-Up Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Cocktail Party!

This is the perfect week for a cocktail party.  There are just a few days left before you make your clean-living New Year’s resolution, so now is your chance to live it up! I like to have one or two … Continue reading

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Prime Rib

Every year I like to try a new special recipe that I’ve never done before.  Last year it was a crown roast of pork.  This year it was a spectacular prime rib.  Prime rib is also called a standing rib … Continue reading

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