Five of My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

  Baking is a big part of the holiday’s for me.  We bake a somewhat obscene number of cookies during the holiday season.  Once I get started I can’t stop! ...

Robin’s Holiday Checklist!

Robin’s Holiday Pantry Checklist The days between Thanksgiving and New Years are full of festive gatherings, gift giving and very often unexpected guests.   Feel ready for anything the season throws ...

A Menu for a Perfect Holiday Soiree!

    Tis the season for lots of different kinds of parties non better than the “Holiday Open House”.  This kind of party can seem overwhelming to many but not ...

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Robin’s Socially Conscious Gift Guide!

Give Gifts That Give Back Those of you who know me know my passion for giving.   The good news is you can be a philanthropist even if you don’t feel like you have money to give.  You can give your time, your social media support as well as buying products that give back to […]

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Kicked up S’mores

  These days, it seems like everyone has a fire pit of some sort or another.  Making S’mores has gone from an event to a weekend staple.   While I know most everyone loves the traditional s’more, I’m thinking there are a few people who may be  tiring of the same old marshmallow  and chocolate […]

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Bourbon Marshmallows

Bourbon Marshmallows 3 ½ envelopes unflavored gelatin (Knox brand is good) ½ cup cold bourbon ½ cup cold water 2 cups granulated sugar ½ cup light corn syrup ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large egg whites 1 tablespoon vanilla extract   Oil a 9 x 13 inch baking pan (I lined my pan with parchment paper, […]

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Curate a Hot Chocolate Bar

Brighten Up a Winter Morning! Hot Chocolate Bars were all over Pinterest this past holiday season.  I made one for my children and chalked a menu on my kitchen chalkboard.  I hated to take it away just because the holiday’s are over so I kept it on it’s tray and made a place for in […]

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Perfect Dessert for Your Labor Day Picnic!

  Earlier this week I found myself  going through a box of my mom’s recipes.  This box is full of dishes she made and ones she wanted too make, as well as menu’s from gatherings past.   I miss her every day but,  even more around holidays as together we would always create such delicious menu’s […]

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Robin’s Holiday Cocktail

Robin’s Holiday Cocktail  Tis’ the season for my favorite holiday cocktail.    People love it so much I have a framed copy of the recipe displayed at my make shift bar all season long, this way guests can make their own whenever they choose.  Even the best hostesses can’t be at two places at once or […]

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Happy Fall!

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Rustic Lentil Soup

  Soup is one of my favorite things to make especially if I’m mulling something over.  The rhythm of the chopping, stirring  and the sprinkling  allows me to work through issues in my head.  Many a decision  has been made in my kitchen over a simmering pot of soup. Try it, let me know how […]

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Halloween Decor-At Robin’s House

Ready for Halloween! It’s time for arguably my favorite time of year…the holidays!  I love decorating for Halloween but, I  forgo blood and gore  and instead opt for decorating  that slightly unnerves by using  black ravens and crows, small plastic spiders  and skulls which show up in unusual places. The crows in this photo came […]

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Mini Comfort Food

  Mini Meatloafs Granted, not my best photo but, so what, when the meatloaf is this good, I was lucky to have time to take a photo! Ingredients 1 tablespoon good olive oil 3 cups chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 1/3 canned […]

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