Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tomato Basil Soup Lite

So, the key to not compromising this important ingredient and hiding the evidence is the soup sticker maker! Continue reading

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The Power of Pinterest: Search For The Perfect Rug

There is a certain piece of furniture in my home which I call my nursing home chest. When I’m a little old lady and downsizing, this whimsical piece of furniture is going to be the one piece I take with … Continue reading

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Cozy, Comfortable, Yummy Melba’s In Harlem, NYC

On the website, Melba Wilson describes her establishment as “Harlem’s top restaurant featuring the elegant simplicity of America’s best comfort style cuisine in a delightfully romantic, family setting.”  Well-written and I have to say, I agree. During an annual mother/daughter … Continue reading

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Design Inspiration from Ca’ d’Zan’s Venetian Grandeur

Considered Venetian Gothic in architectural style, Ca’ d’Zan is the oceanside home of John and Mable Ringling in Sarasota, Florida. After spending 26 Christmases in Sarasota, I finally got a tour of the stunning home of one of the circus … Continue reading

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Hummus Light with Rosemary Chips

Okay, I cannot tell a lie. As I write this, I am totally eating my new hummus concoction with rosemary chips. It’s a new year so college daughter and I are looking for non-processed, healthy snack options preferable yummy. Hummus … Continue reading

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Chocolate Vanilla Trifle

For some reason, I only make this once a year serving at our annual Irish Christmas buffet. A favorite of my son, Miles, at the end of the evening, this is always scraped clean! Ingredients:  2 boxes of instant chocolate … Continue reading

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Fresh Flowers And Fruit Make A Delightful Centerpiece

Centerpieces for a table don’t have to be expensive or complicated. One of my fresh and whimsical favorites was inspired by Nashville interior designer Jerome Farris from one of the many Parade of Homes’ projects on which we worked.  Jerome … Continue reading

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