Posts By: Suzy

Got Paint?

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Okay, so I’ve never been a real saver. I don’t like living with clutter, and keeping things that I’ll never use again, ever, is not my style. But there is one thing that most of us are programmed to save —leftover paint. I’m guessing that most of you have partial paint-filled cans stashed away in… Read more »

Giving Them Wings

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  I just picked up the October issue of O magazine and O my goodness, Miss Oprah has outdone herself this month. Right there on the cover: 101 Best Pieces of Advice – Ever. She enlisted the help of her favorite “in the know” gurus to bring us everything from how to get Jennifer Aniston… Read more »

Hello Again…

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  “Think Big Thoughts, But Relish Small Pleasures”                  – Jackson Browne, singer, songwriter and musician Well, it seems Jackson Browne and I were on the same page this summer. Such grand plans I had for accomplishment during July and August — photography lessons, blog weekly, read the… Read more »

Food Frustrated?

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Do you ever wonder why you continue to eat even when you’re full? Or why you just can’t stop the “not-so-healthy” snacking? Well, you’re not alone, my fellow food-frustrated friends. We’ve all been there.  We’re told that the reasons are everything from stress, to boredom, to “our bodies actually are in need of the fat… Read more »

Pastry Wrapped Mini Brie Cheese Bites

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Print Pastry Wrapped Mini Brie Cheese Bites   So easy to make and so delicious. Ingredients Mini Brie Cheese Bites Jam or preserves of your choice Puff pastry dough 1 egg Instructions Defrost puff pastry dough according to package directions. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove cheese from containers and set aside. Roll out pastry… Read more »

Deviled Quail Eggs

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Print Deviled Quail Eggs Serves: 4   This recipe is an adaptation of Florida chef Nina Cioffi’s recipe for Truffled Quail Eggs. Nina uses white truffle oil and baby chives in the egg mixture, and her recipe can be found in the fabulous book, Splendid Settings: The Art + Craft of Entertaining, by Jane Korman Ingredients… Read more »

Good Things Come In Small Packages

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Funny, as I’m writing this week’s post, Mr. S. is making his monthly run to Costco, buying the biggest packages of paper goods available to add to our current three-year supply. I’m not criticizing super stores or super husbands; I’m just so over the notion that “Bigger is Better.” Now, we all know we shouldn’t… Read more »

Anti-Aging Foods

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Last week I got a shocking surprise in the mail—an AARP card. At first I was annoyed. I’m not old enough for one of these, I thought. But in fact, I am. So before I allowed my mind to settle on the bummer mood that was looming, I decided to change my attitude. I didn’t… Read more »

Grilled Halloumi Cheese

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Print Grilled Halloumi Cheese   Like a grilled cheese sandwich without the bread. Awesome!!! Ingredients 2 (8-ounce) packages Halloumi cheese Grapeseed oil or olive oil, for brushing 1-2 teaspoons dried thyme or dried oregano Instructions Cut the Halloumi into four 1-by 3-inch pieces. Place on a platter and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with dried thyme… Read more »

Entertain with Confidence

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  It’s here. The unofficial start to summer—Memorial Day weekend. The weekend when we can “without judgment,” wear our fancy sandals; “without being reminded,” wear our sunscreen; and “without fear” (or maybe some fear), wear our entertaining hats. Are you ready? So this entire week, the Food Network has been spotlighting “Grilling,” just in time… Read more »