Holiday House Punch

If you are looking for a refreshing and delicious beverage to have available for a crowd, look no further. Our O'Live A Little House Punch will get rave reviews from all your guests.  And, it can be made without or with alcohol, so let the party begin! 

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Autumn Spice Devil Dogs

Looking for a different Fall Time dessert? Tried of Apple Pie & Pumpkin Pie? Try our take on Devil Dogs AKA… Whoopie Pies (depending in what area of the country you are from). These little treats are sure to please! . 

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No Butternut Squash Soup

The weather here in Connecticut has been so mild, I’ve hardly thought about making pots of warm, cozy soup. It’s late into the second week of November, temps have been consistently in the mid -sixties with cloudless blue skies. The leaves should be mostly off trees, and we should be having low forty to mid fifty days. Yet, many trees still have lovely colored leaves attached and the temps are warm (for New England anyways!). I haven’t had to break out our French Bulldog’s Victor & Hugo’s very stylish Carhartt coats! If this is global warming, I’m all for it...

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The Perfect Summertime Go Anywhere Savory Snack: Swiss Chard Cheese Pie

Who uses Swiss Chard these days? People must, as it is usually in the produce section of grocery stores. But I still wonder who uses it, as I never see it on a restaurant menu and have never had it served to me when at friend’s homes for a meal.I use Swiss Chard. Which, by the way is not Swiss. It’s earliest history dates to the island of Sicily and was and still is widely consumed throughout the Mediterranean. My first exposure to Swiss Chard was though my Lebanese mother-in-law. She taught me a most delish recipe using warm Lebanese...

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Your Next Favorite Summertime Recipe

  In my humble opinion, no other fresh, ripe vegetable shouts summertime like a tomato (even though technically it’s fruit!). In New England, it seems as though we wait and wait for them. The season is always too short. Tomato and mozzarella salad, fresh sauce, tomato sandwiches and the like are consumed in our house with reckless abandon until the season is over. If you love tomatoes too, here is a delicious recipe that just might become part of your seasonal tomato recipe repertoire.   Don’t let the fact that a pie/tart crust needs to be made for this recipe...

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