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It's Christmas morning and I'm back in California, cuddled on a cozy couch overlooking pastel cloudy skies above miles of pine trees...

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11:41 AM

Recipes | Christmas Cookies | Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipes | Christmas Cookies | Christmas Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookie Recipe (24 small cookies) 2 sticks of butter 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar 2 1/2 cups of flour 1 tsp of vanilla 1 tsp of cream o...

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8:46 AM

Entertaining | Holiday Flower Arrangement | Flower Arranging Tips | Magnolia Leaves Clove Studded Oranges Roses Entertaining | Holiday Flower Arrangement | Flower Arranging Tips | Magnolia Leaves Clove Studded Oranges Roses

For a client this holiday season, I wanted to create a sophisticated but traditional holiday floral arrangement to be the center of their co...

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8:09 AM

Recipes | Winter Dinner Ideas | Baked Penne Pasta with Roasted Chicken in Tomato Cream Sauce Recipes | Winter Dinner Ideas | Baked Penne Pasta with Roasted Chicken in Tomato Cream Sauce

I love baked pasta - a combination of two favorites... pasta and melted cheese.  This recipe is made with oven roasted chicken, but it would...

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7:43 AM

Recipes | Winter Dinner Ideas | Warm Winter Dinners Recipes | Winter Dinner Ideas | Warm Winter Dinners

Here are some of my favorite recipes for a warm winter dinner.  Enjoy and stay warm! Pappardelle with White Truffles Recipe Italian Wedding ...

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10:44 AM

Recipes | Poached Pears | Tuscan Pasta Dinner Party | Dessert Recipes | Poached Pears | Tuscan Pasta Dinner Party | Dessert

Poached Pears 2 pears, peeled 2 cups of red wine 1/2 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of orange juice 1/2 vanilla bean 2 cinnamon sticks 1 teaspoon of g...

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9:53 AM

Recipes | Shrimp Pesto Appetizer | Tomato & Olive Bruschetta | Tuscan Pasta Dinner Party Menu Recipes | Shrimp Pesto Appetizer | Tomato & Olive Bruschetta | Tuscan Pasta Dinner Party Menu

Shrimp tossed in Pesto with Grilled Bread 1 pound of shrimp, peeled 2 tablespoons of olive oil 4 cloves of garlic, peeled 1/3 cup of parmesa...

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9:46 AM

Recipes | Homemade Pasta | Pappardelle with White Truffles | Tuscan Pasta Dinner Party Menu Recipes | Homemade Pasta | Pappardelle with White Truffles | Tuscan Pasta Dinner Party Menu

So simple and so delicious - this is the essence of Tuscan cooking.  With only a couple of ingredients and a cooking time of about 10 minute...

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9:27 AM

Entertaining | Tuscan Pasta Party | Easy Holiday Entertaining | Dinner Party Ideas Entertaining | Tuscan Pasta Party | Easy Holiday Entertaining | Dinner Party Ideas

When  we were in Italy (just a couple of weeks ago for our honeymoon!) , we dedicated a large part of our trip to consuming great amounts of...

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9:12 AM

Recipes | Pappardelle Beef Ragu | Rustic Pasta Recipe | Pasta Homemade | Beef & Red Wine Ragu Recipes | Pappardelle Beef Ragu | Rustic Pasta Recipe | Pasta Homemade | Beef & Red Wine Ragu

When we were in Italy (just a couple of weeks ago!) , we dedicated a large part of our trip to consuming great amounts of pasta.  Fresh home...

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8:47 AM

Recipes | Entertaining | Cocktail Party Budet Friendly Menu | Fingerling Potatoes with Blue Cheese & Bacon Recipes | Entertaining | Cocktail Party Budet Friendly Menu | Fingerling Potatoes with Blue Cheese & Bacon

This is the perfect solution to "man-friendly" hors d'oeuvres... they are basically dressed up potato skins. You can make them...

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9:01 AM

Recipes | Entertaining | Cocktail Party Budet Friendly Menu | Beef Canapes | Roasted Red Pepper & Blue Cheese Canapes Recipes | Entertaining | Cocktail Party Budet Friendly Menu | Beef Canapes | Roasted Red Pepper & Blue Cheese Canapes

Canapes are the quintessential hors d'oeuvres.  You can pile any tasty combination on a slice of bread (or puff pastry, or flat bread, e...

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8:50 AM

Recipes | Entertaining | Cocktail Party Budet Friendly Menu | Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart Recipes | Entertaining | Cocktail Party Budet Friendly Menu | Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart Anytime you say "goat cheese" or "caramelized onions" you hear "ooohs"...

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8:34 AM
 
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