Table for two, please!

Have you noticed that holidays or special occasions tend to spark great expections? Will it be party-making or party-going? Will we be sending or receiving invitations?  Who do we want to spend time with? Whether you end up as the hostess or a guest, holiday festivities almost always revolve around food – thinking about, planning […]

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Camille Styles Cinco de Mayo Party Recipes

Camille Styles, an amazing lifestyle blog offers creative and inspired ideas and recently posted recipes perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party that look too good to keep to myself!    These recipes will be the centerpiece of the Callawassie Island Big Girl Tennis team end of season party (which just happens to be scheduled on Cinco de Mayo!). […]

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A Great End to Begin a New Year!

The Lowcountry lifestyle is lived mostly outdoors.  Visiting with friends on the porch or boating, paddling and swimming in the ocean and many rivers and creeks that meander through the islands can be enjoyed throughout the year.  This year’s warm Holiday weather has been an invitation to partake in all of these activities. Yesterday, on Callawassie Island (where I am fortunate to reside) […]

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Christmas in the Lowcountry: What to do in Beautiful Beaufort?

Beautiful Beaufort is a wonderful place to explore anytime of the year.  Read all about Fashion Foie Gras’ wanderings and recommendations in their post Christmas in the Lowcountry: What to do in Beautiful Beaufort? Happy New Year! Sandra

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Holiday Décor Sans A Tree

Seven years ago we brought home a white furry bundle of pure joy and it has been seven years since our home was adorned with a decorated Christmas tree.  All of our ornaments that have been collected throughout the years, along with the memories I have of each, stay tucked away for safekeeping in the attic space above […]

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A Traditional English Christmas Afternoon Tea in the Lowcountry

This morning I am recalling the many blessings and memories of this Christmas season.  There are new additions to the Holiday Memory Bank. One, that I want to share with you, involves my very special friend, Maggie, who was born and raised in England.  Although she’s resided in the US for more than 40 years and is […]

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Pumpkin French Toast Bake

If you read my post Scrumptious Pumpkin Muffins then you know I love everything pumpkin.  I recently found this post from A Rented Kitchen for Pumpkin French Toast (Pumpkin French Toast Bake) that looks too delicious to pass up and I decided to pass it along to you all to enjoy, too! I think I will make this for […]

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DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes

Originally posted on Honestyle:
Happy December! Christmas decorating is in full effect chez moi, from putting up the tree to displaying branches and other holiday-themed decor. Given my current festive frame of mind, I wanted to share a really fun DIY project I stumbled upon a couple of years ago on Whipperberry: mason jar snow globes! Inspired by snow…

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Scrumptious Pumpkin Muffins

When the season changes from Summer to Fall I get a craving for scrumptious pumpkin.  Pumpkin runs a close second to Honeycrisp apples as my favorite fruit.  I love everything pumpkin – pie, muffins, pie and more pie.  As with my Fantasy Fudge, I bake many pumpkin pies throughout the holiday season.  Pumpkin pie is my breakfast of choice.  Heated up with a […]

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My Signature Holiday Sweet

I don’t quite know when or how it happened.  That moment when fudge became my signature holiday sweet indulgence.  When it became that one holiday treat that my friends and family would expect and that others would start to request.  I don’t know when all this happened.  I do know that during the month of December I make batches and batches and pounds […]

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