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#thanksgivingrecipes#southernsidedishes

I hope you had another great fall weekend. My plate was full with all sorts of “To Do Duties” and after climbing up a 20 foot ladder to change an annoying smoke detector battery then climbing the attic stairs dozens

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#bakedalaskansalmon

I can’t believe we are heading into the last weekend of September! Time passes at the blink of an eye which confirms our need to seize every moment with thankfulness. Let’s face it, no one has a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day without

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#happyanniversary

Wow! I can’t believe this month marks a year of blogging since the launch of my new web design. The first year of blogging was a trial year to determine if blogging was in the cards for me. I started with a

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#wedgesalad#gourmetsalad

Everybody is on a kick to shed a few pounds before the summer gets here and I’m included in that number even though I haven’t done a thing about it other than run my mouth about how I need to

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#southern living 1981 annual recipes cookbook

AND THE WINNER IS……. Anita Heiskell. Congratulations Anita!!!! Your cookbook is on it’s way. Enjoy, MJ    

#cranberry sauce #citrus cranberry sauce #gourmet cranberry sauce

Hi Everyone, I want to share my tips on how I pulled off a Thanksgiving feast for 20 guest without a hitch, well maybe a couple but overall it was a blessed time with family and friends and we stuffed

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My sissy past the Thanksgiving baton to me three years ago and since then, I’ve been hosting the meal for my family and friends. I never knew the love and labor my mother and sissy put into those special meals

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#pineapple centerpiece

Have you wondered why I have that cute little pineapple as part of my logo? Well, here’s the story behind that slanted green object. The pineapple originated from the Caribbean and arrived in Europe in 1493 with Christopher Columbus upon

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wine decanter #mjonesstyle

The holidays are just around the corner and with all the party planning going on, what better time than now to create a display for your wine and glassware. A gracious host is always  prepared to offer he’s or her guest a beverage whether it

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You often hear the kitchen being referred to as the heart of the home. It’s the place where most family and friends gather for meals, parties, and conversation. Why not make it fun for the chef too? When I first

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