Dear Reader (A Special Wish)

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On the eve of this magical day called Christmas, my heart isn’t filled with recipes or stories.

Christmas Eve dinner is cooking, fairy lights are twinkling and Nat King Cole is singing his songs.

It may be 73 Degrees F here in San Diego, but in my heart, the first flakes have just begun to fall. Continue reading

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Food Love Fridays: 5 Great Gifts for Food Lovers – Holiday Gift Guide Edition

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Image from Allure.Com

I don’t know about you but I am nearly beside myself with excitement.

With finger hovering over mouse, I am this close to clicking play on my Pandora Classic Christmas station.  Bing Crosby and I are old friends and it’s been too long since I’ve heard his voice caroling in my ear.

You know what time it is.  You know you do.

It’s officially the holidays, my friends.  It’s true!
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Food Love Fridays: January 2013 (or There’s A Lot to Love)

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Image from Cuded.Com — Photo by Marina Cano

It’s a brand new year, dear readers; we’ve survived the holidays and 2013 finds us with lots to love.

I find myself very thankful for what I’ve got, which has nothing to do with what I received for Christmas and everything to do with the love that I am blessed to have and that I am lucky enough to give.

I also find myself to be continual thankful for you, dear readers, and this community of fellow bloggers who keep me going, inspired, laughing, and feeling profoundly and incredibly blessed. Continue reading

Best Dill Chicken Salad Sandwich

best dill chicken salad sandwiches

It’s December 19th and you know what time it is.

It’s less than a week ’til Christmas, that’s what time it is.

Just about the time when people (i.e. me) start to freak out that there isn’t any time.

It’s about the time when you realize that that box of holiday cards you bought weeks ago is still laying untouched on the floor where you last left it … Continue reading

Cast-Iron Cornbread with Salted Molasses Butter

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With the holidays now in full swing, I’ve found myself getting sentimental.

Now, I am a sensitive creature by nature and commercials have (and still do) make me cry.

But this time of the year, the emotion-meter is even higher than usual.

Perhaps it’s the Christmas carols making their way to my ear in every store, or the Christmas lights twinkling everywhere I go, but it all finds me thinking of family. Continue reading