Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie Like a BJ’s Pizookie

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The winter holidays may have past. But winter is still fierce and strong. This January winter is gray with the rains’ unwillingness to cease. Many trees, once gay in their multicolored autumn coats, stand barren, stark against the ashen sky. Solace however, is that California winter rains bring lush green carpets of grass. Quite a contrast to the far away Read More …

Meet Me In St. Louis Old Fashioned Chocolate Sauce on Ice Cream

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Here I am featuring another movie based on a book generated from newspaper published short stories for our first A Fork & A Flick Friday of this year. I’m going to a classic film to start off the New Year and one that also allows us to travel through the seasons that are yet to come. Often considered a Christmas classic for Read More …

Bridget Jones’s Diary Omelet & Orange Marmalade On Toast

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I realize that many of the movies I select to do posts on are originally books. I suppose a bestselling book makes a good story on film and is a testament to my selective film taste as well as literary eye. So this time around I’m starting the year off writing about a book that befittingly starts off on New Year’s Day Read More …

Four Intentions For New Year’s Resolution with Warm Ginger Citrus Juice

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Have you made a New Year’s Resolution this year? I passed my New Year’s Eve in quiet among family and ended the night or rather started the new day after the strike of midnight in spirituality. After an evening of family and a few bites of Blini and caviar, toasting with champagne, I headed up to bed early. Set my Read More …

Caviar and Blini With Champagne

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Happy New Year! I can’t believe that we are almost to the end of 2016 already! When you live season to season, you really don’t realize where the time has gone. Some of us plan something special to ring in the New Year – perhaps a night full of memorable movies and munchies with lots of popcorn. For much of the world Read More …

Christmas Strawberries and Pistachio Pudding

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Merry Christmas to all! This year Hanukah started on Christmas Eve, so for those of you celebrating, Happy Hanukah to you! Today, I want to share a festive dessert that us Californians can enjoy all year long.  Strawberries and Pistachio Pudding has the pretty green and red hues of Christmas and can be served beautifully for holiday parties. Whether you serve Read More …