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Linens and Laurel
Riverside, CA
New Yorker, writing from SoCal about home arts and family history.
Interests: I live in So-Cal and sell vintage items and supplies.Follow our blog to see what is happening in the 1935 bungalow renovation.
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We have never really been a family that has a stash of chips and such in the house. Our snacks consist of air popped corn, ice cream and the occasional home baked cookies, brownies and cake. The baked goods usually happen around a holiday or birthday. This mix might be... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Specials - Recipes from My Mother
Now and then I get a hankering for an egg salad sandwich which usually consists of eggs, mayo and salt and pepper. My mother has Pennsylvania German roots and mustard is her secret ingredient any time eggs are an ingredient. This recipe reminds me why her sandwich is "special". Egg... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Specials - Recipes from My Mother
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Closet Inspiration from Houzz.com In the 1950s, the owner's of our bungalow added a permitted and bumped out 4' x 10' closet in the master bedroom. Although it is the size of one corner of the space I have previously... Continue reading
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Inspiration Photo - Betterhomeandgarden.org Yesterday I skipped posting here to organize the rough draft of my book. While it is not a full-time undertaking, I have completed eighty-five pages of the outline and research which is about half of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Linens and Laurel
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Realtor Photo - Previous Owner - Before Our 8 foot table leaves just enough room to squeeze around on either end. Yet, whether we seat 6 or 8 people, it is still a bit tight. Our Farm Table Filling the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Linens and Laurel
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I hope someone with the same passion for biographies of amazing people, decides to take them home to read. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Linens and Laurel
Who doesn't like party sandwiches? Do they still make deviled ham? Although I haven't had these in a long time, I'm sure when presented with a tidbit combining ham, cream cheese, and dill pickle there would be a smile on my face. The recipe is the same as the original... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Specials - Recipes from My Mother
Low Carb Chile Relleno Casserole Minutes to Prepare: 15 Minutes to Cook: 35 Number of Servings: 9 Can be frozen Ingredients 2 7-ounce cans whole green chiles, drained well * 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded 3 eggs 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Family Favorites
While looking at the ingredients for the dip, I noticed these are exactly the proportions I use for both creamy dips and salad dressings. When constructing the recipe for salads, I just add a couple of tablespoons of milk, or half and half. You may prefer a lower fat version.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Specials - Recipes from My Mother
Thank you, LaVoice. That is in the front of her "Family Favorites" recipes book for her children.
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We moved into an adorable 1935 old California bungalow in October of 2014. It has arches, cove ceilings, 1930s fixtures, a covered patio, a separate guest house, an office and a large pool. What is not to love? This blog... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Linens and Laurel
Just a quick post today to mark the start of the family room repair and redo. The shutters came off and are now on eBay. A half century of various media improvements are eliminated, pulled out and patched. The primer... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Linens and Laurel
The seven of us have been spread all over the United States for so long, it's difficult to remember a time when we were all together. I imagine this cheese ball would be a holiday appetizer for just such a congregation. Of course, my mother regularly attended church suppers where... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Specials - Recipes from My Mother
I have no recollection of this particular fruit salad. It's possible I passed it up because I am not a lover of fruit, and yet, it appears this is a fave of many. The addition of orange liqueur would not happen in my mother's house so she reminds us to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Specials - Recipes from My Mother
Maple Cream Pie Recipe summary Hands-on time: 34 mins. to 50 mins. Baking time: 20 mins. to 20 mins. Total time: 5 hrs 24 mins. to 9 hrs 40 mins. Yield: 10 servings Overnight This creamy, decadent pie is sweetly flavored with maple syrup and served with a dollop of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Family Favorites
Happy Spring! What a gorgeous blue the eggs are in the picture.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Welcome Spring 2015!! at The Stone Rabbit
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Pottery Barn Photo It is no surprise to me the Pottery Barn room suggests the ambiance I want in the family room. Bright and uncluttered. The use of glass and wicker adds to the feeling of lightness. It is a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Linens and Laurel
Key Lime Pound Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing 4 sticks butter, that’s 1 pound, room temperature 3 cups sugar 6 large eggs, room temperature 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup fresh key lime juice 1/4 cup evaporated milk, (I always keep a good number of those small, 5... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Family Favorites
Welcome Spring! I do hope it is just gorgeous for you today as it is for us. I want PS bloggers to know I visit, but blogger will not let me post a comment from OpenID. Have a great weekend.
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Vintage Riverside - My Walk a Day Specials Compiled by Lucille Kehrley Newport Barber Yager Spring 1991 and later Family Favorites, Recipes Gathered Over the Years Thank God for dirty dishes, They have a lot to tell While other folks go hungry, We're eating rather well. With home and health... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Specials - Recipes from My Mother
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Wall of Drapes Inspiration Photo I adore the colors in my inspiration room! The brown wooden shutters we have makes the family room dreary and dark. Replacing them with a wall of light colored drapes is such a cheerful option.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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House of Turquoise Photo The square footage of painted surfaces I am planning is daunting. In the family room, once we paint the walls, the bookcases and woodwork need their own new coat to cover nicks and bruises to keep... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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Flooring Inspiration Photo Our long, narrow family room is naturally divided into two areas by a set of french doors in the middle. Currently, we have a round breakfast table with four chairs next to the kitchen. The other end... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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TAMARA TRELLIS ALLOVER STENCIL above on a wall, but fine for a floor, too. We have a trap door to the basement in our family room addition. The previous owners painted it terra cotta to disguise its existence. Of course,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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Texas House A major job loss and three relocations later we went from the gorgeous house in North Dallas to this in California: Realtor Photo After five months in SoCal, those lofty goals of downsizing to save the world don't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Linens and Laurel