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QUICK-FIX STRAWBERRY PIE FOR YOUR VALENTINE SWEETHEART!

Strawberries are luscious anytime of year, and just name a person who doesn’t like ‘em. So let’s make a surprise dessert for Valentine’s Day that shouts I LOVE YOU and doesn’t require much time to prepare. Photos by DiAne Gates … Continue reading

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COOKIE TIME FOR SWEETHEARTS!

Photographs by DiAne N. Gates The holidays are over, evenings are still long, and what better way to finish the day than cookies and milk, or cookies and coffee, or cookies and a dish of ice cream? January is ready … Continue reading

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LEMON THYME CHICKEN

Recipe and Photos by DiAne Gates   Two times per year my husband refuses to eat out—Easter and Mother’s Day. He takes care of the Mother’s Day, but Easter’s my treat. And you all know what that means—company to feed … Continue reading

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MAMA’S PORK CHOP AND RICE CASSEROLE MAKE-OVER

Photos by DiAne N. Gates Long as I can remember Mama’s pork chop and rice casserole was the standard go-to supper when Mama was busy, tired, and needed to get something on the table. Short prep time, so delicious, and … Continue reading

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DiANE’S PEANUT-BUTTER PIE

Photos by: DiAne Gates Tired of pumpkin pie? Here’s a do-ahead dessert with a twist that takes a little time to prepare, but if you follow the recipe ingredients you can make this one up to two days ahead. No … Continue reading

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SPICY FIESTA SHRIMP SALAD

Photos by: DiAne Gates   With Thanksgiving and Christmas speeding toward us on the calendar, we need a few easy, but delicious main course meals to make our lives easier. And my spicy fiesta shrimp salad definitely fills the niche! … Continue reading

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GENERATIONS OF RECIPES PART TWO

Our fifteen-year-old grandson, Noah, spent Spring Break with me and Papa.  And I found out public schools have reinstated what us old folks called Home-Ec. Yep, they’re teaching the kiddos to cook and many other life-use-trades, calling these classes in … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts

Last year my good friend and neighbor, Barbie Galofaro, knowing how much I love antique glass, purchased a beautiful old cake plate complete with a lemon bundt cake for my Christmas present and I love it! So this year I … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Holy Night

             From our house to your house Merry Christmas!     I love Christmas Trees and this is our new, slimmer, smaller tree. Decorated and gracing our living room with beautiful ornaments–a history of our family.       This … Continue reading

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