October 2010


October 31, 2010

And then it was Halloween which means that Christmas is JUST around the corner.  Where we live there are very few children and the homes are far apart with dark steep driveways.  Not very conducive to Trick or Treating.  In the last few months though a couple of families have moved into the neighborhood who […]

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More Last Minute Plans

October 30, 2010

During yesterday’s class the phone rang with a request for a cooking class today!  Of course we could accommodate Jenny and Marty.  We began the first course preparation by shelling fresh shrimp and making a shrimp stock.  That became the base for a delicious Shrimp Bisque garnished with shrimp and Crab.  They wanted to learn […]

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The More the Merrier

October 29, 2010

Our students arrived at 9:00 AM ready to cook.  They were staying at Meadowood Resort and their husbands were attending meetings.  We had a blast making Chicken Ballotine with Prosciutto and Provolone for their entrée and our delicious Chocolate Volcano Cakes for dessert.  Around 11:00 the girls thought it would be fun to invite their […]

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Last Minute

October 28, 2010

We finally had to replace the awning that we thought we were going to hate.  When we bought the house it had this hand-crank awning on the back deck that we both looked at and said “that will go”.  Then we realized how important it was and we used it often.  The problem was if […]

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Zoe is Two

October 27, 2010

Zoe’s actual birthday is today but you’re never too young to keep the celebration going before and beyond the actual day of your birth.  We had a couple from New Jersey cooking with us today celebrating their 26th anniversary.  Zoe and Zander got to attend the event and made sure everyone knew it was her celebration as […]

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Cooking for Kids

October 25, 2010

Back to the dentist for the finished gold crown.  I only wish I could wear it on my head instead of inside my mouth.  A little jewelry for the mouth, bling.  I am so happy to be finished with the process.  You know how uncomfortable it is when something is out of place with your […]

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