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The Blessings We Love to Curse

It’s been a crazy two weeks for me. Joel and I have been on an entertainment binge.    Been to a hockey game,  a Broadway tour of ‘The Book of Mormon,’ the musical ‘Cabaret,’ a Joe Bonamassa concert and a festival of Christmas carols. 1,041 more words

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

Excerpt--The Doctor's Sleigh Bell Proposal


Screeching vehicle brakes caught Dr. Chance Freeman’s attention. That would be his three new staff members arriving. They should have been here last night but bad weather had delayed them. 5,905 more words

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

Traditional Christmas Cake

It just wouldn’t be Christmas unless there was a boozy Christmas cake for afters. Although, disappointingly  the tradition of making homemade Christmas cake seems to be going by the wayside with many people preferring to buy store bought ( and why not when Marks and Spencers do such delicious cakes for reasonable prices and no preparation required) or forgoing Christmas cake all together. 970 more words


Happy Turkey Day!

I know, get off the blog and spend time with the family. Well this year it is just me and the mother.

I just wanted to take a moment to just reflect that there are truly important things to this holiday. 307 more words


Brined Roast Turkey

The recipe below is adapted from Emeril Lagasse’s  Brined and Roasted Turkey 2001 recipe. It’s one of our favorite recipes for Thanksgiving Day. Keep an eye on the food thermometer inserted into turkey thigh for doneness and for moist turkey, too.(Thanks for sharing your turkey recipe, Chef Lagasse.) 685 more words

Celebrating Holidays

Thanks Giving

Growing up, Thanksgiving Day was not the picture-postcard Thanksgiving I imagined as the American Holiday. At school we learned Thanksgiving songs, we made Thanksgiving crafts, all centered around learning about this holiday. 156 more words


How to Avoid Gaining A Million Pounds on Thanksgiving

Okay, okay a million is a little dramatic, but gaining weight and binging on Thanksgiving is accurate.

Believe me, I get it. I come from a long line of people who know how to cook and are incredibly passionate about good food. 529 more words