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The Peony Royale Cocktail with Peony Vodka

September 6, 2017
peony vodka, cocktail, royale cocktail

Besides food and drink items, I have a very short list of ‘favorites’. Two things that are permanent features of said ‘favorites list’ are peonies and upstate New York. Peonies are the most fabulous flower on earth… don’t argue with me, their fabulosity has been scientifically proven. Upstate New York is stunningly gorgeous and one […]

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Life after Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

Please consider donating whatever you can to The Houston Food Bank here. If you have been following me on social media this past week, then you know that I live in Houston, Texas. When Hurricane Harvey hit, I naively thought that I would not be too inconvenienced by the storm. In fact, I was a bit […]

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White Chocolate Raspberry S’mores Dip

August 24, 2017
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Thank you Breton for sponsoring this post. Make everyday entertaining better with Breton! Let’s talk about clichés. It is a universal truth that less is more. This is the case when it comes to s’mores. Chocolate, marshmallows, crackers, you’re done. But sometimes a little bit more is more, even in the less is more category. […]

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Lollis & Pops: Candy Heaven for the Nostalgic Soul

August 23, 2017
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Like many children of the late ’70s, early ’80s (yes, I’m that old), growing up I had only one life-goal that needed to be accomplished. I was going to find a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I was positive that this was better than winning the lottery. My 7-year-old mind came up with […]

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