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Best Cookies for Santa + Stocking Stuffers

Treats for Santa and his elves available locally in Roanoke, Virgnia! Big chocolate chunks with bits of salty pretzel. Available at The Roanoke Natural Foods Co+op. Be sure to buy some extras for Santa’s little helpers (you) too! Individually wrapped. Santa’s elves love candy! Yummy Comb – Honey Comb smothered

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Seafood Sauces

‘Tis the season to serve fancy seafood! It is always a good idea to serve a traditional sauce such as tartar sauce with crab and cocktail sauce with shrimp, but it’s fun and tasty to serve a non-traditional sauce in addition to the tried and true sauces. Here’s some of

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Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy tried and true recipes, with a few new twists. One of my favorite dishes on the Thanksgiving dinner table is cranberry sauce. I always serve the canned jellied cranberry sauce because that’s what Mom always served for the kiddos at her Thanksgiving table. She

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Holiday Mocktail Recipes

Cheers to the holidays! Enjoy my fabulous holiday mocktail recipes! Full of fun and flavor + some secret ingredients! Remember the Shirley Temple’s that our Mom’s ordered for us when we were children? Now days the craze is “Dirty Shirley’s” – the adult version of a Shirley Temple – with

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Virginia-made foods and wine – Lovin’ Local – WDBJ 7 Here@Home

Fun day at WDBJ 7 on the Here@Home show featuring Virginia-made foods and wine! October is Virginia Wine Month…the perfect time to celebrate Virginia-made wine! Find my recipe for Gingersnap Sangria in the September, 2022 issue of The Roanoker Magazine. Click here. One of my favorite Virginia-made foods is AR’s

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My 8 Favorite Freezer Hacks

Have you ever frozen a whole lemon, then grated it to make zest, pulp and juice to use in your favorite recipes? When you grate the frozen lemon the seeds fall out of the grater, so you can use the entire lemon with little waste. That’s one of my favorite

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Spiced Apple Maple Ginger Cocktail

Let’s celebrate apple cider season! I love this time of year in Virginia – the leaves on our trees are starting to change color to the most beautiful golds and red. Our local orchard sells apple cider and a bountiful array of apples. My spiced apple cocktail is full of

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