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Deck the Halls Holiday Home Tour Finale and Saltine Toffee to send you on your way, hey!

And Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas from The Elves

Merry Christmas from The Elves

This is the happiest time of year for the Elf Family and they are especially impressed with the last two homes on our Virtual Holiday Home Tour.

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Deck The Halls Holiday Home Tour Part III and Christmas Cheer

Merry Christmas

and a

Happy Holiday Home tour

elves

I didn’t have time today to make another treat, because I did an elf photo shoot.  They are absolutely the worst kind of subject.  Most of my conversation and instruction went like this:  “Hey!  Stop that and leave him alone.”  “Please look at the camera.”  “Just because your head is pointed at the camera does not mean your eyes can look some place else.”  “Don’t put your arms around his neck.”  “Move your hat out of his face.”  “Stop teasing him”  “Hey!  No fighting.”…

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Deck The Halls Holiday Home Tour Part II AND Is fudge a bad word?

Welcome Holiday Home Tours

Well, here we are with another couple of Virtual Holiday Home Tours.  I am very excited to showcase these beautiful homes with their gorgeous decorations.  Let’s get right to it.

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Busy as Bees Crockpot Balsamic Beef

Crock Pot Balsamic Roast Beef

Crock Pot Balsamic Roast Beef

Ah, here it is…autumn cooking.  Isn’t there something special about autumn?  Apples, crock pot creations, baked sweet potatoes, spaghetti?  The kitchen is in constant ‘good smell’ mode in autumn.

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A Wedding in the Family: Wedding Shower Part III – Teriyaki Meatballs and Mozzarella Bites

Teriyaki Meatballs

Teriyaki Meatballs

A few more appetizers to add to our three part series about the Wedding Shower and then we’ll move on to other things.  Not to say that these last two “bites” are to be dismissed.  I definitely think you should try them.  Once is so simple that you will wish you would have thought of it sooner.

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A wedding in the family: Wedding Shower Part II – Blue Cheese Wrapped Grapes with Spicy Pistachios

Wedding shower food-5866 webAs promised, here is more of the food that Yes!Chef! prepared for his daughter’s wedding shower:  Blue Cheese and Pistachio Wrapped Grapes.  If you have never made these before, this is the time of year to try these.  They are cool and refreshing, sweet, crunchy and spicy.

I am of the opinion that bright colors make everything look better, but these blue cheese wrapped grapes rolled in a spicy pistachio mixture goes particularly well with the bright colors that we used at my daughter’s wedding shower.  Her maid of honor brought roses, gerbera daisies and white flowers to decorate our home for the shower.  The bright green pistachios seemed perfect with this color scheme.

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