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Dec 31, 2008

2009 Wishes!

Wishing YOU...
a buffet of blessing,
a daisy chain of delights,
a hoopla of happiness,
a flea market of frolic,
a wellspring of warm wishes,
flowerpots of friendship,
and Abundance Divine in 2009!

Love, KJ

Dec 30, 2008

Official Winner of the Giveaway - Revised


A couple of days ago, my 400TH POST GIVEAWAY was officially concluded. I gathered all of the entries into a red bucket and had my dear hubby draw a winner—the old fashioned way.

Revised: The first name that was drawn did not leave a link for me to reach her and she did not respond to my first post. So, the official winner is listed below. Congratulations!

Andi, please contact me by email for shopping instructions. (My email can be accessed through my profile.)

Dec 28, 2008

Comfort Food

Perhaps I embody the winter "comfort food" stereotype, but I am not ashamed. We wait a long time for chilly weather here in Southern California. When it comes, we capitalize on it!

I steer towards resources such as Martha Stewart, Paula Deen, and Matthew Mead for reliable collections of soul warming recipes. When browsing Matthew Mead's site this evening, I clicked immediately on his collection of pot pie recipes. His lineup includes: Lobster Pie, Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Steak Pie, and Spaghetti Pie. I will be trying the Spaghetti Pie (shown above) in the next couple of days.

A portion of Matthew's site is free. The rest can be accessed by purchasing a 6-month or 1-year membership. The site dispenses a bounty of inspiration that is easily reproduced in one's own life.

Photo: Spaghetti Pie - Matthew Mead