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Celebrate Christmas in July with Gingerbread Mango Shortcake

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There is nothing I know that says Christmas better than the heady fragrance of gingerbread baking.

When I saw this recipe for Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce in the current issue of the Penzey's Spices catalogue, I decided it would be the perfect treat to celebrate Christmas in July!

Creamy Luscious Strawberry Cream Pie

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Strawberry Cream Pie! My most favorite way to eat strawberries and yet, can you believe it, I haven't made one in years?

I don't have a clue where I originally found this recipe but it was found a long, long time ago - in the olden days when I would transfer every new recipe I tried and liked to a recipe card and never thought to write down where I found it.

Easter Fun for Kids of All Ages: "Faux Pysanky" and Norwegian Easter Cookies

P1100390 Making more "faux Pysanky" was not on my calendar! But I had so much fun making the marker Pysanky when I was playing with different ways to decorate brown eggs for Easter, that I just HAD to blow out more eggs to make more.

I have shared a few tips below - but first....

Celebrate Twelfth Night - Eat Cake!

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Apparently, there are several cultures in the world that regard Twelfth Night - also know as Three Kings Day or Epiphany - as a great time to eat a very special cake!

I decided to make baking a special cake on Twelfth Night a new tradition at my house - beginning this year! With this very cake - Gâteau Basque.

Toys and Cookies and Merry Christmas

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Pony for Sofia! Just delivered to "Mom" to hide under the tree! Very pleased with the pony! Completely designed and made from scratch by me!!!

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