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DIY – DRESSER TO BENCH
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Bourbon Peppercorn Glazed Meatloaf

Bourbon Peppercorn Glazed Meatloaf is a tender and juicy meatloaf drizzled in a savory barbeque bourbon whisky glaze. A few extra steps that will produce an unforgettable meatloaf. Good and good equals OMG! I am always looking for a way to make meatloaf sexy, but it’s not possible. It’s meatloaf.… Continue reading →

Spicy Lemon Chicken Soup

Avgolemono soup, or Lemon and Egg Chicken Soup, is a Greek favorite. The addition of rice with a bit of spice lifts it up for a satisfying lunch or entrée. Avgolemono is pronounced av-g(w)o-le-mono and means egg and lemon in Greek. It is a traditional Greek sauce that blends lemon… Continue reading →

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Brownie Dessert

These homemade brownies are rich, fudgy, and filled with a trio of decadent chocolate. This is legit the best brownie ever! I know everyone who has ever posted a brownie recipe says that, but this is the one. Typically, I am not a fan of brownies. They are either too… Continue reading →

Baked Feta

A Baked Feta floating in a pool of spicy red marinara loaded with tomatoes, fresh garlic, olive oil, and seasoning. Bake it all together until it’s warm and creamy and it makes a perfect appetizer for any occasion. Need a dish for the holiday Christmas party but don’t have the… Continue reading →

Christmas Brunch Cocktails

One of the reasons I love brunch so much is that it doesn’t require getting up early and I get to have light and refreshing cocktails. Cocktails are designed to set the mood and entertain. Unlike a mixed drink cocktails are hand crafted with much care to delight all the… Continue reading →

Decking the Halls

This year I am looking at Christmas a little differently. Some of that is due to being forced to stay home for an extended period and looking around and taking note. Another reason is the pandemic itself.  I, like many others, am looking at my world differently. With COVID, we… Continue reading →

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I am was a city girl once upon a time. Then I met and married a farm boy and somehow circled back to my roots. It is here I share my triumphs and errors. This is the real country.

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