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Pulled Beef Brisket Sandwiches with Coleslaw

Pulled Beef Brisket Sandwiches with Coleslaw

It’s officially football season now, and what better way to kick it off than with a fantastic recipe from “Ranch To Table’s Elizabeth Poett” on Magnolia Network.  As many of you know, we lived in the Central Coast of California, and that is where we…

The Chateau Linen Collection

The Chateau Linen Collection

Hi Friends, By now, many of you know that I love to design, craft, entertain, garden, and cook.  For years now, I’ve been wanting to start up a business where I can create something for others that will bring joy and elegance into their homes.…

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

If you’re a fan of the traditional shrimp cocktail and you love the flavors of Mexican food, then you must give this recipe a try.  This is one of our favorite ways to eat shrimp, it’s very refreshing for those warm summer days with the…

Classic Quiche Two Ways

Classic Quiche Two Ways

Quiche (/ˈkiːʃ/ KEESH) is a French tart consisting of pastry crust filled with savoury custard and pieces of cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables.  I love to make quiche when entertaining family or friends for brunch or a light lunch. Quiche is great served warm or…

G’s Meyer Lemon Bars

G’s Meyer Lemon Bars

Hi Friends! If you haven’t noticed by now, I have a thing for lemons, all things lemon.  Lemon decor, home fragrances, food, cocktails, and lemon desserts.  My passion for lemons started in the year 2000 when my husband and I purchased our first home together…

The Irish Martini

The Irish Martini

Whether you’re Irish or not you probably have heard of the phrase “the luck of the Irish”. But have you ever wondered where that phrase came from?  Being part Irish myself, I figured I should probably find out the answer. After a little bit of…

Chili Colorado

Chili Colorado

Today I’m sharing my ultimate Mexican comfort food, “Chili Colorado”.  When we lived in Southern California we were within walking distance to one of our favorite restaurants, Mario’s Mexican Restaurant. They make an amazing version of chili colorado, served with rice, beans, and flour tortillas.…

Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix Cookies

Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix Cookies

Hi Friends, I had a craving for homemade cookies the other day, and I really didn’t feel like getting out the mixer and all of the ingredients to do so. I’ve heard of people making cookies from brownie mixes and I thought “why not, I’ll…

Classic Pinto Beans

Classic Pinto Beans

Hi Friends, Today I’m going to share with you my family’s favorite Mexican side dish, classic pinto beans.  I realize there are several different ways you can make them, and the way I’m showing you today is a basic way, with an added bonus on…

Lemon Vanilla French Macarons

Lemon Vanilla French Macarons

If you have never had French Macarons (pronounced mah-kah-ROHN) before, I strongly recommend you try them.  They are light and delicate meringue sandwich cookies that can be made in a variety of flavors. The basic ingredients for the cookie shells are egg whites, powdered sugar,…