Ash Wednesday


Todays theme is reflections. This is where I try chatting about anything and everything! Oh my! That might be dangerous!First, I would like to apologize for not posting weekly. Opening our other shop has kept us very busy. I will try to make an effort to at least post once a week.

I can not believe it is, the Ash Wednesday beginning of Lent for  Christians. During lent we fast, give up something or work on bettering oneself in their faith for 40 days. I am going to work on a few personal issues myself. One item I would like to be better with is not to be negative, let go of the negativity that surrounds us.

At SOSNM, we need to start reorganizing and decorating for Spring and Easter. Easter Sunday is March 27.

Spring to me is a rebirth, a new beginning. We look forward sharing so many ideas to kick start your Spring Season. Dee and I hope when you celebrate Easter, each of you will feel refreshed to begin your Spring with new possibilities.Stop in our shops. I also want to share a few videos of some decorating tips you can try at home.

Happy Valentines to all of you! Love to all of you!


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Thanks to all who participated in our DIY Glass Painting class on Saturday. Lots of fun and laughs had by all. First Saturday of the month we are opened at our Jessup, MD 7790702C-FD1A-4F4C-9089-3C90C1B1B5A5 A8D7C3CD-33CD-4AC8-82E8-DF876A2CDE36shop. Thanks for stopping in! Featured on todays blog are two local artists from Ocean City, MD and Bishopville, MD. New handmade jewelry and handmade boats. Stop into our Bishopville shop to see their work in person.


Our recipes today are located on the

Ranch Dip and Buffalo Chicken Breast Sandwich using Ranch Aioli.

We have it in both shops. Let us know how it turns out! Yummy!

Until next time, Don’t be afraid to try something new! I challenge you! Let it be out of your comfort zone. Blessings.

Spicy and Sweet???

Sweet and Spicy are the theme of today’s recipes !















Seven Layer Dip

TACO BELL ,Taco Bell Corp.
Option- I don’t like beans , so I would omit them. I would put a few jalapeños in and shredded chicken.


Ultimate Chocolate Carmel Pecan Pie(Google Planter,Kraft, Bakers Chocolate Squares Recipes)



Twelve Days of Dips, Day 12,Wed.Recipes


Day 12
Pecan Praline Baked Brie


Wed. Recipe for Christmas

Kittencal’s 5-Minute Cinnamon Flop Brunch Cake

Christmas Eve Cocktail-

Champagne Cocktail





Twelve Days Of Dips-Day 10

Gorgeous poinsettias around fountain at Longwood Gardens

Gorgeous poinsettias around fountain at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

Day 10 is a Vegetable Dip Shaped into a Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Dip

I’m not crazy about water chestnuts, when I prepare this I planned to leave them out of recipe. Go online to

Twelve Days of Dips

Day 10


Festive cracker Spread

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Twelve Days of Dips-Day9

Beautiful tree and paper cuttings to imitate leaves of trees. This is at Longwood Gardens

Beautiful tree and paper cuttings to imitate leaves of trees. This is at Longwood Gardens


This is one of my moms and grandmothers favorite recipe. We always used pumpernickel  bread bowl. Also you can serve with veggies too. We also served with crunchy pumpernickel bread sticks( I think pepperidge farms) beau monde is a season salt in Spice Island seasonings brand. It’s a great seasoning for red meats too. I like to refrigerate for a couple of hours so you flavors blend.

Dill Dip in a Bread Bowl

Recipe courtesy Carissa Seward

1 tablespoon dill weed
1 tablespoon shallot, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon beau monde (seasoning salt)
2 round bread loaves
Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Cut out the center of 1 bread round and mound dill dip into the interior cavity of the bread bowl. Cut up other bread round into 2-inch squares and dip bread into bowl.

I changed a few things on recipe, according to our families recipe.

CATEGORIES: Dairy Appetizer Dip
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Twelve Days of Dips

Day  8-


Jalapeño Popper Spread



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Twelve Days of Dips&Wed. Delicious Recipe

Day 6-Dip

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Cranberry-Stuffed Eggnog Cookies

Both recipes are from

Stay tune, I will be posting more photos of decorations at my house and one of our customers will share some of her photos of her beautiful decorations. And surprise festive pictures from an outing I went on soon to come .


Twelve Days of Dips

imageDay 5 Holiday Dip

If you don’t want skinny version,

use regular cream cheese and regular sour cream.

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

All the flavor of buffalo wings taken from


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Twelve Days of Dips third Day


Our Third day for  dips . Sounds Super Easy!

Layered Ranch Dip

Originally published as Layered Ranch Dip in Taste of Home April/May 2013
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