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Tulsa Tea Party

July 10, 2017 Blog

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This summer as we descended on Oklahoma to visit family, we had a few days in Tulsa before heading to Grand Lake for the Fourth of July. It was a perfect time for a Tulsa Tea Party. Planned by my sister-in-law, Janet, the tea party would be a gathering of generations, bringing together great-grandmothers and […]

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Sunday Supper: Dinner and Conversation

February 6, 2017 Partaking

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Crazy busy as our lives are, I manage to get homemade meals on the table every evening (with the occasional, opt out). What is essential in ensuring this happens is my meal planning. Part of my weekly ritual, my meal planning gives me the opportunity to shop for all the weekly essentials at one time, […]

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Classic Cheese Fondue

January 4, 2017 Appetizers

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Great for a party, or enjoyed with your family, this delicious cheese fondue recipe will transport you to the mountains of Switzerland! 1 clove garlic 1-1/2 cups dry white wine 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 lbs. grated Emmentaler Swiss Cheese 1/2 lbs. grated Natural Gruyere Swiss Cheese 3 Tbsp flour pepper and nutmeg to taste […]

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Savoring Sagrantino: Enjoying Umbria’s Signature Wines

November 10, 2016 Drink

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The Montefalco Consortium, which oversees the historic Montefalco wine producing region of Italy, located in Umbria, is celebrating the 5th annual Sagrantino Month in November. The promotion was created to educate consumers, press and the trade. Earlier in the week, I had the opportunity to learn more about Montefalco, a region in Umbria regarded for […]

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Celebrating German Wine

September 30, 2016 Blog

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Last weekend we attended our neighborhood Oktoberfest celebration. It was a great evening filled with friends, German beer, some bratwurst, and a toe-tapping German band. While enjoying the beer and sausage, I reminisced about my time spent in Germany for business, noting the beauty of the country, the friendly people, the great food, beer, and […]

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Tablecloth Tales: Fourth of July in France

September 14, 2016 Blog

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Note: From time to time, something occurs  to trigger memories of my past culinary travels. With our recent move, I unearthed my travel journals and have decided to give them new life on Family Eats. Recently, I reached into the linen closet for a tablecloth. When not choosing for a specific holiday, I make my […]

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Life and Laughter at 100

August 30, 2016 Blog

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Lately I’ve been contemplating life at 100. I’m only a bit more than halfway there, but a recent visit with my Great Aunt Millie got me thinking about what it would be like when I turn 100. I don’t get to see her often, but when I head back to Cleveland every summer to visit […]

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Cupcake Wars

April 26, 2016 Blog

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time. And, I know I’m going to get a lot of grief for it, but here goes . . I’m waging war against cupcakes. I like cupcakes. But, I feel as if cupcakes are overtaking our lives. Lately I’ve been noticing a trend when I pick […]

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Pizza with the family – and Alessi

March 29, 2016 Favorite Finds

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Pizza night is a family tradition that we just can’t miss. It is so important in our children’s lives that on occasion someone turns down a Saturday night sleepover just so he/she will not miss our Saturday evening family pizza night. Now, with my latest Favorite Find, we’ just might be adding  Alessi to our […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

February 8, 2016 Food

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Chinese New Year is the Spring festival considered the most important holiday in the Asian calendar. This centuries old celebration brings together family and friends, to renew their luck for the coming year. Many families clean the house, sweeping away any bad fortune and making way for good luck. I like idea of making way […]

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