Archive for May, 2009

Mint Brownies

Mint Brownies

I stumbled onto this recipe a few years ago.  Like most of you, I love thin mint cookies and this recipe tastes an awful lot like those cookies.  It’s very rich (how many times have I said that here?) so small pieces are how you want to serve these to your guests.  Oh and they […]

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Okay. Okay. The Cheese Ball.

Okay.  Okay.  The Cheese Ball.

Those of you who have been in my home have been very patient to receive this recipe.  I thought to share it with you on a special day–my birthday–but I was caught up in that damn day job that week and unfortunately, I was a bit silent.  So here I sit, on an overcast Saturday […]

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Light & Refreshing Corn & Bean Salad

Light & Refreshing Corn & Bean Salad

I have a vegetarian friend who will forgo just about everything else at my cookouts and eat this exclusively.  Now I too enjoy the salad but he clearly loves it.  Very easy and quick to make, you can make this for your gatherings or take it to a friends.  It also keeps well in the […]

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“No Gifts, Please.”

I am writing a good bit lately about manners, etiquette, social graces.  I feel certain it is because of the abominable behavior I have been witnessing of late.  This topic is far from abominable but is nonetheless something I witness quite frequently.  When an invitation says “No gifts, please” it is your responsibility to honor […]

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Fig & Brie Dip

Fig & Brie Dip

As you must have figured out during this journey of ours, I love hors d’oeuvres.  I wish we could make every meal out of little dishes.  Here is another sweet dip recipe that came into my life.  I am not sure where it came from or how I came to know it but it is […]

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Please…Go!

Please...Go!

Recently I was a guest at a backyard BBQ.  A situation arose that I found hard to believe I was experiencing.  I searched all my ‘manuals’ on etiquette and found nothing.  I am writing from my heart (and my knowledge of proper behavior taught to me by GMB) on this one. A small collection of […]

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Fluffy Fruity Dip

Fluffy Fruity Dip

Oh my goodness is this recipe rich.  Aunt Barb makes it for us and I usually forget my manners and stand over the table grazing until my stomach aches.  Not good for a grown woman, now is it?  I make this for my summer girlfriend gathering, giving each girl their own small bowl of dip […]

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