• Roast Chicken with Saffron, Hazelnuts & Honey
  • Pecans Blueberries Pears & Greens Salad
  • White Chicken Chili
  • Tipsy (or not) Brownie Parfaits
Birthday Popcorn is all dressed up just waiting to party. Kettle Corn, melting wafers, sprinkles & salt. An easy & fun treat for any celebration. Simply Sated

Birthday Popcorn for Ezra

Birthday Popcorn for Ezra. We had a birthday celebration in our family last Sunday. My husband’s and my first grandson, Ezra, was born on a day when snow blanketed the ground and temperatures dipped into single digits. Although it was freezing cold outside, the waiting room inside was cozy and warmed with the love of… 

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