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6 Pumpkin Desserts That Aren’t Pie

Whether you have tons of extra pumpkin puree, want to celebrate fall flavors at their fullest, or are looking to switch up the usual Thanksgiving after dinner treat, there are plenty of pumpkin desserts that aren’t pie (though don’t get us wrong – we do love pumpkin pie). From an …

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Food Carving Art With Fruit And Vegetables

For Japanese chef and artist Takehiro Kishimoto, any food object becomes his canvas. Armed with just an x-acto knife, he takes to everything from bananas to avocados, carving fruits and vegetables into works of art that could easily be mistaken for something out of a 3D printer.  Kishimoto’s beautiful creations feature …

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Hope, Reality, and the Balancing Act

Photo by Ron Smith on Unsplash I’ve been thinking about hope a lot lately. As it pertains to the world in general and writers in particular. Even the most cynical among us hold out hope for something. Hope is what gets us up in the morning. It compels us to …

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How to Recognize the Finish Line

photo adapted / Horia Varlan A story a dancer once told me: It’s opening night. Six dancers wait in the wings, nerves taut. Their entrance is imminent—the overture has begun and they are counting the music—when the choreographer, heeding an infamous penchant for change, rushes over to them aflame with …

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Sponge Cake with Daim and salted caramel frosting

Hey you all, it has been a while, if you follow me on my other social media, you have probably seen I have been  in Mexico ( but more about this in a separate blog-post)I just got back yesterday, I love being at home with my husband, my kids and in …

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3 Recipes For The Best Appetizer Ever

Little smokies are the perfect appetizer for game day or anytime you want to feed a large number of people. These cocktail weiners doused in barbecue sauce are always a crowd pleaser and what makes them even more fantastic is that they are super easy to make. Little smokies can …

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What a Cathedral is Not

Flickr Creative Commons: spec.B Have you ever walked into a Medieval cathedral? Architecturally speaking, they are engineering marvels.  Heavy stone buttresses support soaring vault arches of many types: barrel, groin, rib, fan. Cathedrals have many parts, each offering a different experience of the divine.  There is the narthex in which …

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