Into the New Year

Posted by mrssmythe on January 10, 2019 in Baking, Celebrations, Crafting, Critters, Seasons, Week in Review |

“Cozy” is the worm I’d use to describe our New Year’s Eve this year. For us, it was a rainy night with lots of wind – the perfect weather for hunkering down by the fire and watching old movies…which is exactly what we did.¬†After a very busy and full Christmas season, having a night for […]

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Adventures in Pie-Making

Posted by mrssmythe on December 31, 2014 in Baking, Celebrations, Seasons |

Tonight, we are gathering with some friends¬†to ring in the New Year. There will be thirteen people, total, and I was asked to bring the dessert. I was thrilled. I love dessert, and I love making dessert. It seemed perfect. After a bit of thought, I decided on pie. I was in a homey, comforting […]

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Smoked Turkey

Posted by mrssmythe on January 1, 2014 in Celebrations, Critters, Kitchen |

Turkey was on sale at the grocery store this past week, so I picked up a fourteen pounder to cook up for a New Year’s Eve feast. I don’t cook turkeys very often. Even on Thanksgiving. They intimidate me. But, I had a recipe that looked pretty easy – “All-Through-the-House Aromatic Roasted Turkey” – so […]

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