Category Archives: Holidays

A Very Different Easter

I’m big on holidays and celebrations.  Christmas, Easter, birthdays all hold a special place in my heart.  I love to plan the celebrations, rituals and all of the special foods that surround the event.  This Easter is no different, except … Continue reading

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No Ribs!

Last week, while planning our menu for the upcoming week, I included some baby back ribs that were in the freezer.  I thought they would be perfect on July 4th.  Then, because ribs are always a two meal event, I … Continue reading

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Happy 4th Of July!

It’s the 4th of July and that means it is time for one of the best parades in the area – thanks Corrales MainStreet – and later in the day to fire up the grill and get cooking!  For a … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Easter Sunday.  A day that brings back so many memories of family.  Growing up I had two sisters and a brother.  We girls were always dressed alike with matching shoes, hats and dresses.  My brother always wore a suit.  Easter … Continue reading

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Another New Toy

Those of you who have followed my blog for awhile know that Christmas usually means a new toy to add to my kitchen collection. Last year I received a Sansaire Sous Vide machine that I absolutely love.  I used it … Continue reading

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Black Friday – Sandhill Crane Style

For many of you the day after Thanksgiving is filled with what seems to be endless shopping. I know because before I became an innkeeper I was out there like everyone else.  And yes, my husband and I once stood … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Eve

Turkey day is almost here.  And while George and I will be celebrating on our own; I still make our traditional Thanksgiving Feast, only on a slightly smaller scale.  Instead of Sweet potatoes ( I was known for my “Flaming … Continue reading

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