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Tammy Circeo
Interests: music, friendship, health and wellness, children, movies, books, baseball, photography, family, food & drink, decorating, collecting, home, memories, scrapbooking. . .
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In the interest of full disclosure, I have to be sure you know (or remember) that I really don't like oatmeal. At least, I thought I didn't. What I don't like is slimy, warm cereal that just rolls around your mouth and really isn't interesting. Warm oatmeal, I thought, was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Chez Nous
There were many years while raising our kids that I referred to as the "Cereal Years" because it was the easiest thing to hand to them before Mama had had her coffee. I even had a "Cereal Shelf" in the pantry ... and yes, you can bet it had a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Chez Nous
One of my dearest friends is also a fabulous cook. I met her about sixteen years ago and knew immediately that she was a soul sister. She is a loyal, friendly, vivacious person who makes my life better simply because she is alive. About six months after we met, we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Chez Nous
Suffice it to say that my year has been busy, but all the while, I've been creating for Snap Click Supply Co. Although they've posted my projects, I have been remiss in posting them on my own blog! So here they are from March through July. MARCH: I used my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at Chez Nous
Anyone who owns cast iron pans knows how heavy they are and how careful one must be when storing them in a cabinet. I spent years lining mine with paper towels before stacking them, careful not allow any chance of rust. I love using them, but they are so heavy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Chez Nous
We love to grill corn on the cob when it's in season and I like to grill more than we'll eat at one meal so that I can make this salad for another meal. It's splendid with grilled flank steak, but accompanies any grilled delicacies you can cook up! First,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Chez Nous
Some of the most vivid memories I have as a child are actually fragrances. The smell of Mama's bread baking was almost as heart-healing as falling asleep to the smell of her pound cake baking. She baked bread during the day because we needed to eat. She baked pound cake... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Chez Nous
Making Strawberry Jam is a summer tradition that I rarely pass on if for no other reason than that I absolutely adore the fragrance of it cooking. It's reminiscent of lazy days and heady warmth, and having a slice of fresh bread with jam in the winter is worth the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Chez Nous
Strawberry Shortcake is an iconic summer dessert that one should enjoy at least once during the season. I like to make buttermilk biscuits or cream scones for it, but recently wondered what a sponge cake soaked in an herbed simple syrup would be like. I first tasted basil with strawberries... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Chez Nous
"The last month has been one of the quickest ones in my life." This is a statement that my daughter made to me ... exactly four weeks after her second baby was born. Man, oh man. Can I ever relate?! But let's go back to that second grandbaby's birth. She... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Chez Nous
Every year when my chives bloom, I think to myself, "I wish I knew what to do with those. Surely there's some way to use them!" They are edible and sprinkling a few on a salad is delicious ... just a hint of onion flavor without the chunks or slices.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at Chez Nous
You guys! Life!! Goes. So. Fast. Seems like yesterday our Little Man was born and now his little sister is due next week! And it seems just like yesterday that we had a shower for her mommy, but that was way back in March! A certain Little helped us get... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Chez Nous
The last day of March found us on an airplane bound for the Southeast. It was an absolutely beautiful Pacific Northwest spring day, such as doesn't often show up so early. The morning was bright, the skies were clear, and as the pilot dipped our plane away from the majestic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Chez Nous
I love artichokes and have been known to cook one just for myself, pulling the leaves off one at a time and dipping the soft end in butter to enjoy. They have a fresh, but earthy flavor and remind me that spring does indeed come after winter. I've never used... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Chez Nous
Dinner is highly anticipated around here when the crew learns that salmon is on the menu and if you look through the recipe tab above, you'll find many recipes for salmon listed. This preparation is flavored with spices that I have never used on salmon before, though ... cumin and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Chez Nous
I awoke on Easter Sunday hearing a downpour outside! The day before was spring-like, sunny, and promised a bright Easter. By the time we left what was an absolutely soul-uplifting service at church, it was indeed sunshiny, but the clouds were hanging out ominously. Arriving back home, I dove into... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Chez Nous
Sundays are our Family Day or at least the evenings. We gather around good food, conversation, and reconnect before the week starts throwing curve balls at us. We'll often make all of the recipes for the Weekends Group for one of the Sunday Suppers, then we are free to have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Chez Nous
When asked if I've ever been to San Francisco, I can say a definite "yes". But short of stopping just outside the city to take this photograph at the Golden Gate (that is red rather than golden) ... ... I've only driven through the city. Across the Bay Bridge to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at Chez Nous
Life! Life is going on! And it's lovely. Just like this gerbera daisy that Matthew picked out for me. What a sweet sight to see him climbing my porch steps with this flower wrapped in his choice of purple tissue paper! Things are busy around here and the daylight is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Chez Nous
These cookies are absolute gems and will continue to be made in my kitchen for all manner of celebrations. According to Mimi's headnote, they are a well-known Danish cookie named after a French actress and quite popular in Iceland during the Christmas season. I have no idea how they have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Chez Nous
I agree, Aunt Sandra. She amazes me all the time.
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She has a talent that I don't understand ... because I don't have the same. :/
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I know she is! She wouldn't be averse to it if it didn't mean time away from work that pays for college. :)
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My mom grew up in the mountains of Virginia. I was born under the shadows of Lookout and Signal Mountains in Tennessee and got engaged ON Lookout Mountain. I warmed my toes with bricks in chalets in the French Alps. I spent eight years on a ridge of the Rocky... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Chez Nous
That sounds contradictory, doesn't it? Printable, yet blank? It's because Jodie Lee has designed beautiful pages with feminine papers and all you have to do is print it off, decorate the front if you’d like, and bind it. I used a binding machine, but you could also simply use rings,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Chez Nous