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  • “Happy are those who dream dreams.."
    March 16, 2015

    “Happy are those who dream dreams.."

    “Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.” Leon J Suenenz I think it is of vital necessity to dream – to have dreams, but of even greater importance is the perseverance and dedication to fulfilling those dreams.  It is one thing to dream. It is another thing To DO.  If you have a date with “T...

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  • Debbi's Shortbread Cookies
    February 12, 2015

    Debbi's Shortbread Cookies

    It’s easy to understand why shortbread has remained as popular as it has since it came to these shores from Scotland so long ago.  It’s buttery and crumbly and sweet – it’s simple to prepare and humbly delicious.  Some shortbread aficionados do not add flavoring to this classic cookie, but I’ve added a touch of almond extract.  Vani...

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  • Valentine's Day Musings and Coffee Cake
    February 12, 2015

    Valentine's Day Musings and Coffee Cake

    The only things that I love more than dessert are my husband, family and friends.  Valentine’s Day reminds us how much love is in and around our lives – it gives us the opportunity to not only celebrate, but also appreciate the love that we are blessed to have and to share. It matters not if you are single, married, on the mend or head-ov...

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  • Inspirational Bits
    December 16, 2014

    Inspirational Bits

    Every year, for as many years as my children can count, I have promised to be more punctual.  I resolve each year, to be better at beating the clock, I will be on time.  And yet, each year I promise to be more punctual.  Whatever the reason, there are many things that I wish I were better at.  It is my belief that we should all...

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  • Holiday Kissed Cookies
    December 16, 2014

    Holiday Kissed Cookies

    When the aspens are cloaked in amber and gold, my heart thumps a little quicker, as this weather change foretells holiday joy and family time.  Nothing brings me as much joy as my family.  I get excited knowing that soon…my giant clan will come together to laugh and to play games (I LOVE games) and to eat incredible meals.  Moreover,...

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