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Food & Entertaining

Ask any one of my adult children and they will tell you how much I LOVE to pamper them! I suppose I inherited this trait from my dear Grandma Anna. She would love on me something fierce with her big marshmallow hugs and homemade goodies—I always felt love from that woman!

Everyone needs pampering, so let me pamper you with fun recipes and creative entertaining ideas.

Subcategories from this category: Food, Entertaining, Food Friendzy, Holidays

Have you ever had one of those AHA moments? I had one of those today. My moment of brilliance will not cure cancer, nor will it be the answer to world hunger, but by golly—it just might change muffin making forever!

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I can be a bit of a procrastinator. No really—it's true. However when it comes to this year's Valentine's Day I am well ahead of the game! Hiding in a secret place is my Valentine's present for Jack. It feels a bit strange to be so organized—a good kind of strange.  If you have been biting your nails to come up with a special gift for your sweethearts, check out some of these fabulous free print-ables. 

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I love the smell of a Christmas tree—a smell that can't be duplicated in any commercial sachet or potpourri. I have many fond memories of trips to the mountains to find that special tree that was to adorn the living room for the month of December. The aroma filled the house and it made the experience extra special.

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The next time you take treats to the office party try creating dessert shots—they are simple, delightfully whimsical, and your colleagues will talk about how creative and awesome you are for days! They are perfect for outside the office gatherings too: birthdays, brunches, bridal showers—where ever people gather I guarantee these dessert shots will be memorable and delicious!

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We've celebrated our birthday's together for almost 50 years—memories of pumpkin shaped cakes, slumber parties, kick-the-can—and just recently—a friendly but competitive game of bocce ball. Jack and I joined the Smyser family—Skip, Melinda and Lauren at their beautiful home in Parma, Idaho. In addition to our dear friends Piet and Mary Laan, the seven of us had quite the afternoon! 

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