Monthly Archives: December 2013

Avocado Suzi

I’m making dinner on New Year’s Eve, and I thought I’d start off with something indulgent to usher out the old year. A ripe avocado, with a mixture of sour cream and mayonnaise, topped off with a spoonful of caviar. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to Me!

A while back, I wrote about my experiences with my Roku box, and it seems to be a fairly popular post. People seeking information on Roku boxes or the possibility of cutting the cord seem to land on my site. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Bow Tie

Maybe I’ve been watching too many old movies lately, but I love when a man dresses up. There’s something about a crisp, white shirt, a tie, and the scent of Mennen Speed Stick that makes me weak in the knees. … Continue reading

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Gentleman in the Lodgepole Chair

Once again John Capewell has hauled out the lodgepole chair for a portrait of this dapper gent. He looks fairly regal in his rustic throne.

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a Christmas filled with love, family, friends, and good food. Best wishes to all in the upcoming year!  

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The Little Christmas Card That Never Was

Sometimes your first idea isn’t necessarily your best…

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Christmas Eve Meat Pie

For some people it’s a Bing Crosby record or the smell of a freshly cut pine tree, but for me, Christmas has always been our meat pie.  When people talk about Christmas traditions, this is mine. When the meat is … Continue reading

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The Windup – Cigarette Russes

I haven’t made these cookies in eons. Probably because you make three at a time, yank them out of the oven and roll them up before they become too cool to roll. You’ve got to be quick and have fingers … Continue reading

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Industrial Snowflake

Spied on the side of a big box store in South Philadelphia.

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Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

This is one of the treats I made for the cookie tray for Lloyd’s holiday party at school. Mini candy canes with marshmallows dipped in semi-sweet chocolate and decorated with red and green trees and white sprinkles. Skewer the marshmallows … Continue reading

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