Category Archives: Christmas

A Surprising Source!

Another Christmas Season is upon us and with it the meals with family and friends.  This past weekend I spent time with my mom and siblings celebrating an early Christmas.  My mom wanted to prepare a pre-Christmas dinner that closely … Continue reading

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A New Year

It is hard to believe that 2016 has begun.  Years seem to go by faster and faster – perhaps it is because of the fullness of my days.  Things should ease up a bit beginning in July.  I have will … Continue reading

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New Year, New Toys

Christmas always means new things for me to cook.  That’s because I usually get some new toy for the kitchen – what I call toys others call  appliance, pots and pans or utensils – or new cookbooks with recipes begging … Continue reading

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Another Year Has Gone By

I jsut don’t know where the time goes anymore.  It seem like we were just celebrating Thanksgiving and already Christmas and the New Year have come and gone.  This year the gap between Thanksgiving and  New Year’s Eve seem to … Continue reading

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A Well Traveled Mixer

Once again I have missed the Post a Blog A Day Month.  Too busy for that.  In addition to running the inn and my volunteer work, George and I have recently – 4 days ago – become first time grandparents.  … Continue reading

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Winter Weather

After weeks of above normal temperatures, Winter has finally arrived!  And while snow has yet to make an appearance here in Corrales, the cold is making itself known.  The last few mornings the temperature has been in the low to middle teens. … Continue reading

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The Final Count

Cookie baking and decorating is officially done for the holidays!  The final count 63.5 dozen cookies.  Now I begin the task of preparing many of them for shipment to family. Sunday George and I frosted all of the Anise cookies and Gingerbread … Continue reading

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