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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Here is another Thanksgiving side that I've been waiting to share with you...I have never served corn at our Thanksgiving dinner..which really makes no sense to me since it was probably a staple at the first Thanksgiving...And then I found this recipe on Pinterest.  I have to make it...It sounds right up my ally...quick and easy AND made in the slow cooker....Bon Appetit...

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adapted from Gimme some oven


  • 4 (15-ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained (or 2 pounds frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed and drained)
  • 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, diced
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, diced
  • optional: 1 tablespoon honey or sugar, if you would like an extra hint of sweetness
  • fine sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper, to taste
  1. Combine ingredients. Combine corn, cream cheese, milk, butter, honey (if using), and a pinch of salt and pepper in the bowl of a small slow cooker.  Stir briefly to combine.
  2. Slow cook: Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours*, until the cream cheese and butter are melted.  (I recommend checking the corn every 30-45 minutes or so to give it a stir and ensure that it does not accidentally burn.)
  3. Stir and season. Stir the mixture until combined.  Then taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Serve.  Serve warm and enjoy!

*****   Keep an eye on this so that it does not accidentally burn because of the cream.....

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Party Dressing with the Anthropologie 40% Sale

Anthropologie is having a great sale....up to 40% off on over 100 styles...I shared some of my favorite holiday dressing up outfits with you..some are part of the sale, some are not but I think you will really like everything and will  look around and find even more great things..the site is full...I barely touched the surface for you...but I have been asked a lot about outfits for holiday events...sooooo happy shopping!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sprucing Up Your Mantle

Last week a reader from Chicago emailed me that she wanted some tips to update her mantle.  She was feeling it looked a little dated and needed some sprucing.  I found the diagram below from Magnolia home outlining somethings you can add to your mantle for a updated look.  First you start with an anchor (like a mirror or photo) and build around it with features such as height, symmetry and natural elements!  See below for some of my favorite looks:

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Book Club Monday

This Week's Book Club Monday is another Reese Witherspoon book club pick, The Giver of Stars: A Novel by Jojo Moyes (the author of the BEST book, Me Before You).  Trust me you NEED to read this now because it is soon to be a major motion picture...here is the story....

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England.  But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. 

What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.

Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. 

For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.

Friday, November 8, 2019

We Got A Group for Hamilton!!!!!

FINALLLYYYYYY!!!!! After 2 Years!!!!!  They gave us a group date for Hamilton....Feb 4th 7:00 pm Mezz seats $230.  We only have 50 tickets and these are going to go fast.  EMAIL ME to save your spot!!!!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes For Thanksgiving Dinner

Today I am starting my Holiday recipe series....I found this Cheesy Hash Brown Potato recipe on Madame Spoiled's Instagram Page. It looks like the perfect side, esp. for Thanksgiving.  She says it is a staple in her family.  It looks awesome...Bon Appetit.

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Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes
2 lbs frozen hash browns
2 cups sour cream
8 oz sharp cheddar
1 can cream of chicken soup

grease 9X10 baking dish
heat soup and cheese until smooth
mix sour cream and hash browns
pour soup over hash brown mixture
add salt & pepper to taste
top with pats of butter
bake at 375 for 1 1/2 hours