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    Peach Hand Pies

    September 3, 2017

    Once in a while, you have a thrift store find that is exceptional. I found this Sunbeam mini pie maker for five dollars at my local thrift store. It was unopened and in the original packaging. However, when the clerk took it out of the packaging to check it, we discovered it was damaged (some of the plastic on edge had broken off). She immediately marked it down to two dollars! I’d been secretly in love with this item for…

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  • food For the home

    Spice Rack

    I love to use spices in my cooking, but I’m not a fan of organizing them. The bottles come in different sizes, and they are all randomly shaped. My biggest pet peeve with spice…

    August 21, 2017
  • food

    Dinner Party Macaroni Au Gratin

    Sometimes just an ordinary dish won’t do for a fancy dinner. Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, but this dish takes it to an elegant level. When I was pregnant with my first set of…

    May 8, 2017
  • food

    Kolache! Try a Taste of Texas

    A must stop on the Texas I-35 route between Dallas and Austin is the town of West, Texas. The town is not much to look at, but you would never know it by the…

    April 3, 2017
  • food holidays

    Hot Cross Buns (A Lenten Tradition)

    Lent is not a time for rejoicing in food. In my tradition (Episcopal) we often think of Lenten discipline and things that we give up for Lent (as opposed to the things we look…

    March 13, 2017
  • food

    Split Pea Soup-in Your Instant Pot

    I’m very fond of my instant pot. I am always talking about how it cooks things that used to take hours in the crockpot in minutes. If you aren’t familiar with this amazing gadget,…

    January 10, 2017
  • food holidays My Pennsylvania

    Kiffles for Christmas

    In our family, kiffles are something we enjoy every holiday season (Christmas and Easter). A kiffle is a Hungarian cookie with a flaky dough and a delicious filling, much beloved in the Lehigh Valley,…

    December 20, 2016
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