Category Archives: Food & Entertaining

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Cream Sauce, Arugula and Toasted Pine Nuts

Originally posted on The Scrumptious Pumpkin:
Several years ago, my husband Chris and I were fortunate enough to travel to Italy for our honeymoon. This is the southern coast of Italy, and you have to make a harrowing drive, navigating…

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Winter Vegetable Pasta with White Wine and Parmesan

It is still winter!  Here is a recipe that looks and sounds delicious.  I could almost smell the garlic through my monitor.  Pasta tonight?  Yum! Winter Vegetable Pasta with White Wine and Parmesan.

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The Matriarchs

During the holiday season, it is easy to grow melancholy remembering loved ones who are no longer here.  For my family, our Christmas festivities are dampened as we pause to remember our matriarch on the anniversary of her passing. For … Continue reading

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Bedroom on a Budget

My in-laws will be visiting for the holidays and I wanted to provide them a comfortable and welcoming guestroom – on a budget.  Off I went to the local thrift and Goodwill stores in search of furniture and accessories. The … Continue reading

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Tarragon Chicken Salad – YUM!

There are many joys to be experienced as we grow wiser and, yep, older – we become more self- confident, hopefully we become more financially secure, our children leave the nest, etc…  Unfortunately, there are a few downsides to the … Continue reading

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Food Poisoning…

Ain’t nothing Lusty ‘bout that! I had intended to blog about the fashion show I attended Thursday evening and the success of my wonderful friend – one of the designers.  However, before the crack of dawn Friday morning, I awoke … Continue reading

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