Finding Joy in Tradition

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Happy Holidays! When I was growing up, my parents had an Open House every Christmas Eve. Everyone came—friends, neighbors, musicians. Deep friendships were cultivated during those times, creating lasting bonds that are still in place today. Preparing the food and gifts for that special night remains a constant, brilliant memory to this day and inspired me to create a Christmas …

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Almond Torte and LilyBug

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“Grace and gratitude are the cornerstones of happiness.” — susan basham Happy Thanksgiving to my wonderful readers! As always, I’m …

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Bellissimo, Italia!

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“You seem different this time…as if you’re looking forward to this one more than any other trips. Why is that?” …

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No-Fail Foodie Gift Ideas….and The Brownie Recipe Revealed

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Today’s post is all about sharing the love! I’m posting several gift ideas that will delight your foodie friends and …

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Beef Bourguignon

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This recipe is my faster, modified version of Julia Child’s in Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It’s easier, and still delicious. …

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