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Happy Birthday to my Mom!

Today is my mom’s 93rd birthday! Happy birthday, mom!!

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Turkish Bean Salad

It’s nice when you have a daughter who travels the world and always brings back some pretty items for the kitchen! In this case, it’s beautiful dishes from Istanbul, Turkey!

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Vincent Price, a Ghost Doll, and a Pile of Cookbooks

I found a ghost doll, a Vincent Price cookbook (is there a connection?), a German deli, and piles of cookbooks. And how was your weekend?

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A Shrimp Dish From The Deep South

Gather ’round the table y’all; here’s an easy and fun Southern meal served in one big dish, plopped on the table, and everyone digs in with lots and lots of garlic bread for dipping in the buttery sauce. Plenty of napkins required.

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Happy 30th Birthday To My Baby!

So much has happened in the life of my baby, seen here at age two. I can’t believe today she turns thirty years old!

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Happy Birthday To My Bill!

My husband is a cookie monster, so this year for his birthday he wanted his favorite childhood cookie: Chocolate Top Oatmeal Cookies.

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Happy 4th of July 2014!

Americans love their July 4th celebrations, from the food to the fireworks. And I love my new red, white, and blue gift from our Finnish cousins. Take a peek and see what it is!

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A Wedding Celebration – Tongan Style!

Can you guess what these two beautiful girls are about to do? How about dance for the bride and groom? Come in and join the fun!

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