Jennifer

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January 14th Birthday Love: Berthe Morisot

French impressionist painter Berthe Morisot was born Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot on this day January 14, 1841 in Bourges, Cher, France. Though now widely recognized and admired for her creative merits, in her time, Morisot’s art was frequently described as full of “feminine charm” by her male contemporaries, a statement which Morisot noted as a frustration in …

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December 23rd Birthday Love: Trần Anh Hùng

French-Vietnamese film director Trần Anh Hùng was born on this day in 1962 in Da Nang, Vietnam. He moved to France at the age of 12, and later attended university as a philosophy major. However, after seeing the movie A Man Escaped by Robert Bresson, Hùng changed his studies to film and photography. He started creating …

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International Polar Bear Day

February 27th is International Polar Bear Day, a time to consider the challenges polar bears face because of global warming. The polar bear is the largest bear on earth, yet these majestic creatures are currently in a vulnerable status due to melting ice caused by climate change. For more facts about polar bears and to …

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Creamy Cheddar & Broccoli Potato Soup

This is one of my favorite winter dishes, it’s a creamy potato soup that uses mashed potato mix (or homemade if you have the time) to thicken it, which gives it a very hearty potato flavor. I usually make this recipe to serve three, and always have leftovers for days! This time, I made this …

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Brown Sugar Bessy Version)

The pineapple upside down cake became popular when Dole hosted a pineapple recipe contest in the mid 1920s and received 2,500 recipes for this unique cake with a tropical star. This version of the beloved retro recipe relies on brown sugar throughout the cake for a standout maple flavor. Use either light or dark brown …

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Happy Winter Solstice!

It’s officially winter today, and I hope everyone has a happy, warm, and enchanted winter holiday season! The winter solstice, also referred to as “midwinter” and “the longest night,” is the day of the year with the least amount of sunlight and the longest night for those on the Northern Hemisphere. Astronomically, it marks the …

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Artist Spotlight: Charley Harper

Today’s artist spotlight is on the American Modern artist, Charley Harper. He was born on the family farm in Frenchton, West Virginia, on August 4, 1922. Growing up, he not only had the farm to explore, but also the Appalachian hills, where he spent time wandering the land and observing the wildlife. This upbringing suited …

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Pumpkin Patch 3 Oil Soap Recipe

I love this recipe because it only requires three oils which you can find in the grocery store, making it an easy recipe to satisfy a quick soap making fix! Ingredients: 8 oz. olive oil 8 oz. coconut oil, 76 deg. 9 oz. vegetable shortening like Crisco 9.5 oz. water 3.6 oz. lye 1 oz. Pumpkin Patch …

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Orecchiette with Roasted and Sundried Tomatoes

From the Italian word meaning “little ears”, the small and delicately shaped noodle used in this recipe is a distinctly Puglian type pasta that melds beautifully with the simple and rustic sauce. “Topped with roasted grape tomatoes and grated cheese, orecchiette pasta is the ideal domed pasta shape for cradling savoury sun-dried tomato pesto and …

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Recipe: Sticky Lime Thai Chicken

Try some easy appetizers to make entertaining simple and fun for host and guests. Reusable sheets for both cooking and presentation are easy to prep and serve from oven to table. Instead of spending hours cleaning up sticky sauces, spend more time with your guests with this tasty appetizer. Sticky Lime Thai Chicken 12 chicken …

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