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Saying Farewell with Lemon Meringue Pie!

Saying Farewell with Lemon Meringue Pie!

This afternoon we honored and celebrated the life of my Uncle George. J. George Coons was a resident of Richmond, California and a native of Oakland, California. George passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 91 on August 16th, 2012. Born to Albert and Virginia (DeCoursey) Coons, George retired from Alameda Naval Air Station … Continue reading

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Tis’ the season for S’Mores Cupcakes!

Tis’ the season for S’Mores Cupcakes!

When I think of S’Mores, I think of camping. When I think of camping, I think of my last camping trip about 3 years ago. One hot June weekend I went camping at Casini Ranch, about 45 minutes away located on the Russian River.  We had the perfect site. Close to the river, but not on the … Continue reading

Coconut Crusted French Toast with Fresh Strawberries!

Coconut Crusted French Toast with Fresh Strawberries!

Good Morning and HAPPY Sunday!! I used up the last of my strawberries on a rather delicious and semi-healthy breakfast yesterday morning.  French Toast with Fresh Strawberries sounded so… umm… boring!!  I had to kick it up a bit with the addition of flaked coconut hence, Coconut Crusted French Toast with Fresh Strawberries! 🙂 Although breakfast is … Continue reading

Fresh Strawberry Turnovers!!

Fresh Strawberry Turnovers!!

A total impulse buy, Raley’s had 2 lbs of fresh ruby-red California grown strawberries on sale for $4.99 this week.  I had to have them! Once I bought them however, I wondered what exactly I was going to do with 2 lbs of strawberries!  For a family, this is a no-brainer. But for someone who … Continue reading

Fresh Fruit with Canolli Cream

Fresh Fruit with Canolli Cream

The official start of summer is just over a week away (June 20th for those keeping track! ;)), yet with 90+ degree weather, one may think it’s already here!  The weatherman keeps saying a cool-down is on its way.  I don’t consider 2-4 degree drop in temperature a cool-down… [sigh] On these sweltering hot days … Continue reading

My Absolute FAVORITE Berry Muffins!

My Absolute FAVORITE Berry Muffins!

Although some of the weather we’ve had in Northern California over the last few weeks suggests that Spring has already sprung, it’s not officially here until March 20th!! I know this because Spring is one of my absolute favorite seasons! Fall being my second. 🙂 Sadly, many trees have already gone to blossom and an … Continue reading