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Chocolate Raspberry Swirled Mini Cheesecakes

Summer is the time for me to use fresh fruits in many of my cheesecake recipes.  I love the lightness that they give to the dinner menu, and they are perfect to serve when you have a BBQ or grill party. These chocolate raspberry swirled mini cheesecakes are the perfect bite of summertime freshness.  Your …

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Salted Codfish – A Brazilian Easter Favorite

Today’s featured recipe comes to us from Regina at Molly Mel.  Regina regularly submits Brazilian recipes for us to sample, but today she has chosen a Portuguese dish that is often served at Easter time – Bacalhoada  – more commonly known as Salted Codfish casserole. Salted Codfish Casserole Recipe.   This dish is served in …

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The Garden Charmers Favorite Valentine’s Day Recipes

The Garden Charmers want to share a little love with you today.  Valentine’s day love that is. This great group of ladies have a tribe on Facebook where we help to share and promote each others websites.  The ladies are very talented in all aspects of DIY, gardening, and cooking ideas. I recently asked them …

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Classic Tequila Margarita Recipe with Lime

One of my favorite cocktail recipes is a Classic tequila margarita.  It is one that I choose just about every time that I go out. One would think it would be the same from restaurant to restaurant but this is definitely not the case.   I once got one in a Chinese restaurant in Australia and they …

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The Garden Charmers Celebrate Earth Day

The Garden Charmers is a great group of ladies who garden, decorate and cook with a passion. They all have a love for our environment, so Earth Day is special to them. In the Northern Hemisphere, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 and the day always helps us to focus on environmental awareness. If …

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My Garden In March – Spring has Sprung (or at least it is trying to)

It’s time to check out my garden in March to see what is blooming for me. This has been the longest winter ever.    I used to live in Maine and am used to long, cold winters. But here in North Carolina, normally, I have a lot of things growing, especially vegetables, by this time in …

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Variegated Roses in Raleigh’s rose Garden

The Raleigh Rose Garden is a place that you should visit if you are ever in Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh’s little Theater has a wonderful rose garden behind it.  I discovered it year’s ago when my daughter performed in a play there as a middle schooler. It has a splendid array of roses of all …

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Red Cocktails and Drinks – My Favorites

Red Cocktails are the perfect choice for both Valentine’s Day , Cinco de Mayo and Christmas. But don’t stop there. I enjoy them all year long! Bloody Mary – Sangria – Strawberry Daiquiri…What do these drinks have in common? They are all cocktail recipes, all red, dramatic and all so delicious.  Razzmatazz Red – These …

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Growing Dianthus Barbatus (Sweet William) and Other Garden Pinks

Sweet Williams have pretty fringed flowers that grow in a cluster on top of a long stalk. Dianthus Barbatus is a lovely variety of the dianthus species. Dianthus Barbatus – is a tender perennial.  It is often treated as a Biennial with leaves the first year and flowers the second before dying off. My Dianthus Barbatus …

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