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Mar.28.2014
"Elvis & Mama"--how my mother's sacrifice for me lead to her moment of a lifetime--plus Mama's recipes         REMEMBERING ELVIS...and his greatest fan...my Mama August 16, 1977 will always be remembered as the day that Elvis Presley died. No one could ever replace...
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Mar.24.2014
"BE STILL MY SOUL"--illuminating look at the people and stories behind some of the world's most popular hymns      BE STILL MY SOUL  by Randy Petersen      "Be Still, My Soul" is a collection of 175 of the most popular hymns and the...
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Mar.23.2014
Let's do brunch! Sharing our love of some of the finer things in life--food, friends, fiction and fun!       Let's do brunch! I am ready to celebrate the arrival of Spring! Let's get together and share our love of some of the finer things in life--food, friends,...
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Mar.22.2014
THE THINGS THAT MATTER  by Nate Berkus--pieces of our life, physical reminders of hopes, dreams, and memories       THE THINGS THAT MATTER  by Nate Berkus   Does your home tell the story of who you are?  In The Things That Matter, Nate Berkus shares...
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Mar.22.2014
"SPRING CHICKEN"--a whole roost of fabulous flavors to freshen up a favorite food!      Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes 2 pints (4 cups) chicken salad (homemade or premium deli)6 to 8 firm, ripe medium tomatoes lettuce leaves for garnish hard-boiled egg wedges for garnish Place a...
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Mar.17.2014
MARCH MADNESS...IRISH MISCHIEF...       The month of March brings to mind the winds of change, a breath of Spring, and all things Irish! Since I am of Scottish/Irish descent—half Campbell and half Conner—I am all for sipping some Irish Coffee, dancing a jig and passing along a Bit O...
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Mar.17.2014
AUTHOR RENEE VINCENT--magnificent romantic saga "THE EMERALD ISLE TRILOGY"--now a special-value boxed set!             THE EMERALD ISLE TRILOGYRaeliksen, Mac Liam, and The Fall of Rain One man risks his life to save her. Another risks his heart to love...
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Mar.16.2014
TASTES AND TEMPTATIONS...IRISH WISHES AND DREAMS...           I can think of no other place on the planet Earth that is a more splendid combination of magic and mysticism, turbulence and tragedy, and spirit and sentiment than Ireland. The country known...
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Mar.01.2014
I have tremendous empathy for all of our armed services members and their families. I greatly appreciate the sacrifices made so that I may enjoy a free way of life here in the United States. Seeing our service members standing so proud in their uniforms makes me want to stand up taller and...
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Feb.28.2014
Author Robyn Carr's "Thunder Point" series--romantic stories of coastal Oregon community where wanderers settle in, newcomers are welcomed as friends, and friends become family...       THE WANDERER  by Robyn Carr      From Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times...
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Feb.27.2014
"The Cake Boss"--BUDDY VALASTRO--rich family history--lasting legacy of over 100 years        Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia  by Buddy Valastro    In this heartfelt memoir, master baker and star of the #1 hit TLC show, Buddy Valastro...
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Feb.27.2014
FABULOUS COOKBOOKS AND FANTASTIC FOODIE FICTION  FROM SIMON AND SCHUSTER!       THE WAY WE ATE  by Noah Fecks & Paul Wagtouicz   Take a trip back in time through the rich culinary tradition of the last American century with more than 100 of the nation’s...
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Feb.27.2014
REVIEW: "Old-School Comfort Food--The Way I Learned to Cook" from popular TV Chef Alex Guarnaschelli          How does one become an Iron Chef and a Chopped judge on Food Network—and what does she really cook at home? Alex Guarnaschelli grew up in a home suffused with a...
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Feb.27.2014
COOKING WITH CHEF GARFIELD--THE CELEBRATED CAT IS NOW A CELEBRITY CHEF! TWO DELIGHTFUL COOKBOOKS FROM THE CAT IN THE CHEF'S HAT!     GARFIELD...RECIPES WITH CATTITUDE!  from Gooseberry Patch    Garfield...Recipes with Cattitude!: Over 230 Scrumptious, Quick & Easy...
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Feb.25.2014
ENCHANTED ESCAPISM--fall under the spell of author Paula Brackston's wicked-good witches!     THE MIDNIGHT WITCH  by Paula Brackston      "The dead are seldom silent. All that is required for them to be heard is that someone be willing to listen. I have been...
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