A Toast to The End of Prohibition

When Americans think Prohibition, we think of the 18th Amendment banning the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. It is interesting to note that the consumption of alcohol was not prohibited. We think of the 1920s and early 30s, the birth of the Speak Easy, Organized Crime and Rum Runners. However; the movement to ban the evils of drinking began long before the 18th Amendment was ratified.

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A Spicy White Bean Vegetable Soup to bring Warmth and Comfort

Are you a fan of soups? We love soups in the winter. Soups for lunch. Soups to start a fantastic supper. Soups for dinner. Some soups are light and refreshing. Other soups are so packed with ingredients they leave you wanting nothing more.

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Oh Yum, It’s National Cookie Day

Another delicious National Day – National Cookie Day! I love the open ended attitude of the day – no particular type of cookie, just a cookie. My favorite cookies are sugar cookies. You can roll sugar cookie dough. You can make cut out cookies, drop cookies, thumbprint cookies. Best of all you can Brûlée the cookie.

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Cheating Meat Lovers Cheesy Pizza

One of our family traditions at the Holidays is to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra. If you have the opportunity to see this amazing show, it will take your breath away. Their concerts are an elaborate production of pyro, laser, video and musical talents. Theirs is a Rock Opera in Biblical Proportions.

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Warming up with Broccoli-Carrot Cheese Soup

At long last, we have cold weather here in the valley. I’ve actually needed to break out the sweaters and keep stockings on my feet rather than walk about barefooted. Oh sure, the nights have been a bit chilly, but the days have been down right warm. Tee-shirt weather warm.

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National Peppermint Latte Day

Today is National Peppermint Latte Day. Now here is a day that makes sense to me. After all, we all need that pick-me-up of a good dose of caffeine. And Candy Canes abound this time of year.

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May the Lights of Christmas bring Joy

Throughout the Christmas Season, we are bombarded with images that have so little to do with what is important in the grand scheme of things. Big ticket items and rushing about to be the first on the block with the latest electronic whatever. So much of Christmas is lost in the process.

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