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Eggs Real Butter-salted (not margarine!) Cheese  my favs are: Shredded Sharp Cheddar (not mild, sharp) Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (and not in the classic green shaker), get the good stuff! Shredded Swiss a hunk of Gruyere Sharp Cheddar Slices (I can’t get enough of the Cracker Barrel slices, I am obsessed) Your favorite juice maybe Orange Juice, […]

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Blushing Mimosa

November 26th, 2017

Makes 1 glass.   Fill 1/3 of glass (use a champagne flute) with chilled orange juice (no pulp). Add 1/3 of glass with chilled cranberry juice. (Your flute should now be 2/3 filled with an equal combination of both juices) Top off with Chilled Champagne. Float a few cranberries in glass or add an orange […]

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Caramel Apple Sangria

October 31st, 2017

  Caramel Apple Sangria Makes 12 servings   1 liter bottle of white wine 8 cups fresh apple cider 1 cup caramel vodka 4-5 apples, chopped 1/4 cup caramel syrup    Place chopped apples in the bottom of a large pitcher.  Drizzle the caramel syrup over top.  Add white wine, apple cider and vodka, then stir […]

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Want a sweet idea for your wedding favors? What about local honey?  The bees at Cox Arboretum have been very “buzzy” making honey. These jars are available for purchase at Cox Arboretum for $6.00 a jar. This is delicious, pure Ohio honey with a gorgeous light amber color.   Make your jars of honey do double-duty. […]

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This is a perfect co-ed shower.  Invite your closest pals-guys and gals.   Ideas to put on your registry: Red Wine Glasses White Wine Glasses Pilsner Glasses Martini Glasses Rocks Glasses Cocktail Shaker Strainer Corkscrew/Wine Opener Coasters Fun Cocktail Napkins Ice Bucket Cheese board Cheese Plane Small Tongs Cute crystal or pottery bowls for nuts, […]

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2 Fall Sangria Recipes

September 27th, 2016

Here are 2 yummy Fall Sangria Recipes.   Bourbon Apple Sangria Yield: Makes 4 to 5 drinks Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 large red delicious apple, sliced thinly 1 large granny smith apple, sliced thinly 1 large yellow apple, sliced thinly 1 cup apple juice 1/4 cup bourbon 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2-12 […]

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Throw A Mexican Fiesta!

September 21st, 2016

Décor Ideas: Fun, Bright Colors:  Yellow, Lime Green, Raspberry, Royal Blue, & Orange. Mexican blankets make a great table runner. Piñatas make an easy, wonderful centerpiece.  For a twist, spray paint them a solid color.  Gold looks great! Oversized margarita glasses, fill with lemons/limes (real or fake), add a straw. Sombreros make a very easy […]

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1st Year:  Paper Paper Tickets to a Dayton Dragon’s Game, a show at the Schuster Center/ Victoria Theater, or to a Movie, personalized stationary, subscription to favorite magazine   2nd Year:  Cotton Egyptian Cotton Sheets (high thread count), Cotton Candy Machine, Hammock   3rd Year:  Leather Belt, Wallet, Purse, ice skates, shoes   4th Year:  […]

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