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  • Cauliflower Stuffing

    4 Tbsp butter 1 onion, chopped 2 big carrots, peeled and chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 small head cauliflower, chopped 1.5 C baby bella mushrooms, chopped salt & pepper to taste 1/4 C parsley, chopped 2 Tbsp rosemary, chopped 1 Tbsp sage, chopped 1/2 C chicken stock   In a large skillet over medium… Read more »

  • Super Bowl

    Super Bowl Sunday is like a national holiday in my house.  Not for me.  I don’t understand football, nor do I like it.   I know – that’s just unAmerican, right?  I used to suck it up, keep my husband company and watch – just for the commercials, but in the past few years, even… Read more »

  • Getting My Ducks in a Row

    I have been nesting like crazy.  You know – that kind of nesting that women have been known to do right before they go into labor?  I have been a whirlwind of productivity. In the past week since we’ve returned from vacation, I have done 16 loads of laundry.  No, all of the cats and our… Read more »

  • Welcome!

    Hi there!  It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but that’s because we’ve been working on something that I’ve dreamed about for quite a while now – a website of my own.  So . . . ta da! thefairytalegirl.com was born! I still don’t have all the bugs worked out of it, like… Read more »

  • A Tale of Two Processors

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was given a food processor.  I did not have one, and was trying to make do with a blender to make horseradish with fresh horseradish root from my garden.  My other-mother Liz (who has been best friends with my mom since they were 9 years… Read more »

  • Tea Time

    I love tea.  It has amazing health properties for me.  No, it’s not loaded with vitamins and minerals.  It DOES contain antioxidants, but that’s not the health benefit I’m going for either.  There’s just something about the warm, fragrant mixture that just soothes my soul.  I love holding the cup of warmth between my hands…. Read more »

  • Lily Love

    This time of the Summer makes the lilies come alive.  No words needed.  Just enjoy these beauties from my garden like I do.   These two are similar in color, but so different in size.  The ones on the left are average -sized Stella D’Oro Daylillies.  The ones on the right are huge! See? Bigger than… Read more »

  • Vacation with GG

    I just got back from a wonderful trip to Illinois.  It was truly a special time with my very special friend. GG and I “met” online in a group for cat lovers about 5 years ago.  She has visited me several times now, and I was very excited to go visit her this time.  I’ve… Read more »

  • Date Night

    We had a lovely summer Date Night last night. The weather was just beautiful, so we started with appetizers on the deck. . . Smoked Gouda cheese with fresh garden pesto, a little baguette, some shrimp cocktail and an orange Cosmo. Then we added a few of our special friends to the dinner. After we… Read more »

  • Cup Plant

    One of the interesting plants I have in my gardens is my Cup Plant. My Aunt Loreen gave it to me from her plant at her home in NJ. I love this plant for many reasons, and the fact that it came from auntie makes it all that more special. I love how this plant… Read more »