Monthly Archives: December 2018

Have A Sparkling New Year!

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It’s All Gravy!

Making gravy for your turkey dinner is simple and a thousand times better than what you can buy in a jar. Using the neck, a part that most people discard – adds flavor to the stock, along with vegetables that … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Tuckered Out from the Holidays

A tissue box makes a fairly serviceable pillow for Plywood the cat. The hustle and bustle of the holidays has him all worn out.

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South Philly Does Christmas

Part of the magic of South Philly at Christmastime, is how they decorate. An ornate, weathered alley gate is adorned with an evergreen wreath. This store with a security gate showcases a red ribbon vintage wreath complete with a bell … Continue reading

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Giving the Tree a Trim

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Truck Mascots – The Holiday Edition

The Philadelphia Fire Department gets into the spirit!

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Vanilla Meringues

Last week, I made espresso meringues, and came to the realization that not everyone is a coffee fan. So, it was back to the KitchenAid stand mixer, this time for a pink tinted, vanilla version to add some color to … Continue reading

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Christmas Ornaments

We got our tree on Sunday, it’s always fun to unpack the ornaments we’ve collected over the years. One of my favorites is the red teapot in the upper left hand corner – it’s handblown, made in Germany. The handmade … Continue reading

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Espresso Meringues

Espresso meringues are relatively simple to make – they’re light and airy, and the combination of coffee and chocolate are delicious. Piped through a star icing tip, these cookies will be the perfect addition to your holiday cookie tins!  

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