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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…

The joy of letter writing

The joy of letter writing

Dear All 4 One Home Friends, I remember as a child, I couldn’t wait for the mailman to come in hopes to receive a letter from either my grandparents, friends, or a pen pal. Anytime I received a letter addressed to me, it brought me…

Succulents Renewed

Succulents Renewed

Hello friends, A few months back I shared how to create a succulent topped pumpkin centerpiece, and after several months of it surviving through the holidays, I finally decided to transfer the healthy-looking succulents into a more permanent space for them to grow and thrive.  …

Grandma’s “Lose 10 lbs in 3 days” Diet

Grandma’s “Lose 10 lbs in 3 days” Diet

Happy New Year Friends, Traditionally each January I like to go through my closets and kitchen cabinets and purge unwanted items that I no longer need.  While doing so, I was looking through several of my cookbooks and found a folder with old newspaper clippings…

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,…

Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookies

Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookies

Butta, Butta, Butta Baby! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Pretty much every time I say “butter,” I say “butta” and always add the baby at the end. I have no idea why, but it just makes me feel good 🙂 Okay, back to the recipe……

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Hello Friends, Christmas is right around the corner and every year, like most people, I enjoy baking and making yummy treats.  Oatmeal cookies are a family favorite over here and I was going to use a traditional recipe that I’ve always had success with, however,…