Dried Fruit Chutney: The Perfect Fall Party Recipe

Dried Fruit Chutney


In the past few years I have found that my desire to gather around the table with friends and family breaking bread, sharing our lives and stories has grown. I’m not sure if it is because I have had more free time with no longer working a full time position or if it’s because I have relaxed my obsessions with a perfectly manicured home and allowed myself the freedom of imperfection. Whatever the reason; entertaining is a lot more enjoyable!… 

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Middle Eastern Lamb Stew

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew


I am a pushover when it comes to lamb these days. Gyros, Shawarma, Middle Eastern lamb stew and kabobs all get me excited. My love affair with lamb began when I journeyed out of the country for the first time and headed over to the Middle East to visit Jordan and Israel on a two week tour. I loved every minute of that trip.The sights and sounds were quite different than what I was used to. For a young girl barely out of High School it was an eye opener. I quickly discovered the gastronomical delight of eating foods from a different culture…. 

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White Chocolate Gingerbread Bars

White Chocolate Gingerbread Bars Cookiemonth#14 @indiatree

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. ~ Barbara Jordan.

I received  free products for writing this post. As always the opinions are entirely my own.


Who made the rule that gingerbread had to play nice? Today’s White Chocolate Gingerbread Bars break all the rules. Fresh Gingerbread flavor brightened up with freshly ground cardamom, candied ginger and white chocolate will take your breath away, or at the very least have you sneaking out in the middle of the night for one more taste. … 

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Double the Fun: Homemade Fig Newton – Gluten Free and Whole Wheat

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October is National Cookie Month and I’m teaming up with a great group of Bloggers to celebrate cookies! Each blogger is unique in the style they bring to the table so this should be fun.

Each week we will present fabulous cookie recipes along with tips, tricks and great ideas to make amazing cookies. The holidays are just around the corner so follow along this month and get ahead of the game. Organize, plan and put a few cookies in the freezer.  Then sit back and relax when everyone else is stressed out and a bit crazy. Wouldn’t that be nice!  

Double the Fun: Homemade Fig Newtons; 2 recipes Gluten Free and Whole Wheat FAMILY FAVORITES: HOMEMADE FIG NEWTONS BAKE-OFF


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