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Table Settings for Small Dinner Parties

It’s fun to have friends over to enjoy a good meal.  If you’re planning a dinner party for 6-8 people a little bit of planning and you can set a very nice table without busting the bank. Rule No. 1 How … Continue reading

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Dinner Parties on a Budget

About 14 years ago my sister-n-law remarried and with a new husband, she gained a group of friends that had dinner parties every month.  My new brother-n-law also gained the two of us.  So when we put the old friends … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Vacation

Well, the week before vacation is always hell week for me.  I am trying to get everything completed and notes written for my back up at work.  Then at home, it’s trying to remember everything to pack.  We’re taking a … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake – A Labor of Love

Making a German Chocolate Cake is definitely a labor of love.  But you know, I think it’s worth it.  I’m writing this tonight because I have plans to make one this weekend for my husband’s co-worker’s birthday.  Boy that was a … Continue reading

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Mid Week Dinner with Friends

Well it’s hump day, Wednesday, and that means going out to eat with friends.  It’s an open invitation but there are at least 4 of us.  There are a couple of local restaurants that we like to frequent.  One is … Continue reading

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Veranda – How it all Began

About 15 years ago we moved into our current home.  My sister n law and brother n law moved at the same time.  We were next door neighbors for six years before we moved, so we wanted the same thing … Continue reading

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Today, I am venting. Ever get an invitation with RSVP at the bottom? Ever forget to respond? If you have ever tried to plan a party without knowing how many people to expect, you know the importance of responding to … Continue reading

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Cruising…the best vacation for your $$$

I find cruising to be the best vacation value you will find. Where else can you get great accommodations, 5 star cuisine, and Las Vegas style entertainment all in the same place?  And you don’t even need a rent car!  … Continue reading

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Sundae Pie – A Delicious Dessert Recipe

About 35 years ago, one of my husband’s cousins had us over for dinner.  We were all newlyweds.  I can’t remember what we had for dinner, but for dessert we had something she called Sundae Pie.  It was amazing.  I … Continue reading

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Welcome to Out on the Veranda!

Thank you for joining me Out On the Veranda!  I started this blog to have something to do at night while my husband watches tv.  I tend to listen to tv more than watch it, so I thought “why not sit and … Continue reading

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