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Betty Crocker – Reindeer Cupcakes

Betty Crocker ~ Reindeer Cupcakes – too cute!

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December 17, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Hanukkah with Food Networks Rugelach

Happy Hanukkah with Food Network’s – Ina’s Rugelach

                                               The Suss-Man (Mike) – Flickr.com

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                                                            yuko chan – Flickr.com

 

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Hanukkah, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

For Christmas ~ Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from Cuisine at home…

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                                       ““““““““““  CLICK Here for Recipe ““““““““““

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December 12, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Peppermint Snowballs

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Sandra’s White Peppermint Snowballs –

                                                           Today is the 12th Day!

                                                      laurenatclemson – Flickr.com

                              ~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                             Dan Bock – Flickr.com

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Peanut Butter Smore Bites

And it’s Day 10 of Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Sunny’s Crunchy Peanut Butter S’more Bites…

                           ~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~

                                                      Robert S. Donovan – Flickr.com

December 9, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Orange Currant Polenta Cookies

And we are at Day 9 with Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Chris Cosentino’s Orange, Currant & Polenta Cookies…

                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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December 9, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Daisy’s Wedding Cookies

Food Network – Day 8!! – 12 Days of Cookies – Daisy’s Mexican Wedding Cookies…

                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                     Peter & Maggie – Flickr.com

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Oatmeal Cream-Cheese Bars

And Day 7!  Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Oatmeal Cream-Cheese Butterscotch Bars

                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here for Recipe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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December 7, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Melissa’s Citrus Butter Cookies

We are at Day 6 of Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – and today is Melissa’s Citrus Trio Butter Dipping Cookies…

                                                            norwichnuts – Flickr.com

                                   ~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                   slgckgc – Flickr.com

December 6, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – The Neely’s Butter Cookies

Day 3 – and we have Food Networks 12 Days of Cookies with The Neely’s Best Sugary Butter Cookies – I can’t wait to bake these!

                                                              bugeaters – Flickr.com

                               ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here to view Recipe ~~~~~~~~~~

                                                            not a hipster – Flickr.com

December 3, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Alex’s Gingerbread Cookies

Mmmm!  Today is the start of Food Networks 12 Days of Cookies

Today we start with Alex’s Gingerbread Cookies!

                                                             pareeerica – Flickr.com

                           ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here for the RECIPE ~~~~~~~~~~

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November 30, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pineapple Coconut Muffins – Foodista

Mmm – Pineapple Coconut Muffins by www.Foodista.com 

 Pineapple Coconut Muffins - foodistablog                                                                        Foodistablog – Flickr.com

~ Click ~ here for the recipe

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween M&M Chocolate Cookies

Today on TV, there was a “Haunted House” show – starting my kick-off for Halloween’ish posts – we have 34 days to go.  Ironically, today someone on Twitter agreed to follow me – Nicole Weston – who has a great Blog with tummy pleasing recipes – one of which is Halloween M&M Chocolate Cookies ~ CLICK ~ for recipe

Halloween M&M's                                                                Brandy Shaul – Flickr.com

Form more great recipes, visit:  www.BakingBites.com

September 27, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Halloween, Recipes, Twitter | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

From Cusine at Home eRecipes ~ Banana Chocolate Chip Cake ~ CLICK here for recipe ~

This looks so delicious – and I get to turn on my oven, making my kitchen toasty warm during the Fall chilly evenings.

Banana Choc Chip - Divine Domesticity                                                                  Divine Domesticity – Flickr.com

September 25, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pillsbury’s Topsy-Turvy Apple Pie

Pillsbury’s Topsy-Turvy Apple Pie– Mmm – Mmm Good! 

Apples - Pink Sherbet Photography                                                       Pink Sherbet Photography – Flickr.com

With Fall upon us, that means apple picking!   Fall also means cooler weather – perfect for baking.  So try this recipe from Pillsbury Brown Sugar, Pecans and Apples – a match made in Heaven!

September 24, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Pillsbury, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baking with The Farm Chicks

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Today, on The Early Show, I happened to tune in just as The Farm Chicks were showing some delicious recipesPeanut Butter cookies and Mini Pies – I can’t wait to start baking!

 The Cookie Jar - slgckgc                                                                     slgckgcFlickr.com

~ CLICK ~ Here for the Recipes

 Apple Pie - waferboard                                                                      waferboard – Flickr.com

July 14, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Fun Post, Recipes, The Early Show, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Cooking, Baking & Drinks!

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Oh the Holidays is always associated with FOOD!!  Here are some delicious recipes from some of my favorite sites:

Please keep in mind that once you visit these different sites – go exploring on them for more Holiday Recipes and Entertaining Ideas!

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Whether you and your family celebrate one or more of these Holidays – ENJOY!!

christmas-tree-dreidel-somethingmarissa1somethingmarissa – Flickr.com

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Fun Post, Hanukkah, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

It’s a Wonderful Life – at Home

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Oh, Thanksgiving has come and gone – but the Holidays do continue.  New Fairfield – Connecticut – has decorated the center of town and they will be having their TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY on Sunday, December 7th at 4pm on Memorial Field.  I do Love this time of the year.  Seeing the lights and holiday decorations takes me back in time to when I was a child and Christmas was my favorite time of the year!

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Now as an adult, I admit that I do get a bit stressed – between deciding what to buy for who, getting and decorating the tree, sending out cards, baking, wrapping, trying ever so hard to keep many gifts a secret – which can be difficult for me, and preparing for Christmas Eve at my house… Whew!  I do love – and need to take a break – with my laptop in hand so that I can keep working, I LOVE watching Holiday movies. 

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The HALLMARK CHANNEL has begun their Holiday shows and they do a great job at pulling on my heart strings.

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Another all time favorite of mine – and a tradition – is watching, “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”.   Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.  This 1946 movie made #4 of Moviefone’s list of 25 “Flicks That’ll Lift Your Spirits” as it prompts, then answers the question of what would happen if a whole life was erased as if it had never been lived??

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It snowed yesterday, making it a perfect time to make some hot cocoa, light a fire, and pop in a great movie!

fireplace-hey-paulHey Paul – Flickr.com

December 1, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Fun Post, New Fairfield, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Day

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Oh My!  It’s almost Thanksgiving Day – and I’m still looking at different recipes and ideas – always wanting to surprise my guests

thanksgiving-carbonnycCarbonNYC – Flickr.com

Of course – The Food Network is my FAVORITE!

Between working with all my clients – approximately 8 to 10 hours a day on the computer– along with appointments viewing homes and being in the office – AND let’s not forget the family!– 5 kids and my hubby – which equals to many beds to be made – 4 to 6 loads of laundry a day – dinner EVERY night as a family and constantly cleaning, dusting and picking up after everyone – including Tisha – our dog, Moe – our cat, Chico, Cha-Cha and Fofita our Cockatiels and all the fish! Whew!  I will squeeze in my baking, cooking and preparing for Thanksgiving Day with pleasure!

I will be stirring…cake-mix

and baking…

baking-an-apple-pie-benimotobenimoto – Flickr.com

and preparing…

dicing-and-slicing-peterastnpeterastn – Flickr.com

and I will be drinking lots of coffee!

coffee-peterastnpeterastn – Flickr.com

Off to an appointment – the supermarket for the 5th time this week! and a few more errands… HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY EVE TO ALL!!

November 26, 2008 Posted by | Fun Post, Home, Life as a Realtor, Realtor, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apples and Home

From SOUTHBEACHDIET.COM

There is no concrete proof that “An apple a day will keep the doctor away”– although, apples do provide respectable amounts of fiber, some vitamin C, potassium and quercetin – a flavonoid that may help protect against heart disease.

                                                                        

Did you know?  There are over 7,000 varieties of apples available worldwide.  Some are better for baking while others are better for eating.  Try sliced apples with peanut butter – Yummy!

When buying – avoid wrinkled, bruised or soft apples.

Storing apples in the refrigerator will keep them fresh for up to 3 months. But, before eating – always wash skin thoroughly!

This is the time for apples – so much can be done with them – CARMEL APPLE CAKE CARMEL APPLES – A DOUBLE APPLE MOJITO – APPLE PANCAKES – and we can’t forget the All American APPLE PIE. Thanks to THE FOODNETWORK.COM

                                                                         

Now is the perfect time to go apple picking – have fun on the farm and …

enjoy apples and use them to decorate around your home – or – during a get together, try apple dunking – maybe after a double apple mojito!

                       

And don’t forget, if your selling your home, have a pot of apple cider cooking on the stove for a wonderful fragrance or bake some apple muffins– Mmmm!

HAPPY FALL!

October 4, 2008 Posted by | Apples, Autumn, Fall, NY, Putnam County, Sellers, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 3 Comments