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The Art of the Cheese Plate: A simple approach

When having a party, a cheese plate is a wonderful appetizer that will generally become a focal point with people gathered around chatting. Making a cheese plate doesn't need to be fancy, but here's some things to think about when creating your work of art. ...

A Year in Review

It's been a busy year at Dish Ditty... we've posted over 160 recipes with almost 550 recipes now on our site. All are made at home with love and shared to all of you.

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Recipes from my family Thanksgiving dinner

I was looking through my old notes and found a list I made for Thanksgiving 2014. I had the menus for both my family and my husband's family, including what I was planning on preparing and when. ...

Happy Mother’s Day Mom… I miss you every day

It's been 7 years since the last time I celebrated Mother's Day with my mom. It's terrifying to think that so much time has gone by since her passing, but one thing remains strong: I still miss her every day. ...

Flourless Banana Pancakes – As Seen On Pinterest FAIL!

Some Pinterest ideas are great, some not so great. This one started out with what I thought would be good. I love pancakes. I love banana pancakes. So I tried this recipe seen all over Pinterest. ...

Happy New Year… Happy New Me

I didn't start my transformation last year on January 1st, but I'm going to continue this new me through the new year. Not all of you know me (some of you are my friends and family), so you may not know the struggle I have had over the last umpteen years with my weight. It's not a struggle only known to me, many people struggle with their weight in many shapes and forms. For each person, it is a personal struggle that is unique to them. My struggle has been someone public once I posted the article Confessions of a Carboholic article. Today I am reflecting back on this last year and celebrate my wins (and hopefully let go of my failures). ...

How to… Blind Bake a Pie Crust

I'm sure some of you will ask "Why would I want to blind bake a Pie crust". Blind baking the crust is a great way to pre-bake your crust without having it bubble up. ...

Confessions of a Carboholic

Hi, my name is Vivian, and I'm a carboholic. You may think that I'm being disrespectful to alcoholics/etc., but for me, this really is a serious problem. ...

Searching for the best Magic Peach Cobbler Recipe

Going through my mom's recipes, I ran across a recipe titled 'Magic Peach Cobbler". I remember my mom making a baked peach dessert growing up, but I couldn't remember much about it. ...

Best Cal Mex BBQ right off Highway 101 near Santa Maria, California

Traveling home from Malibu, we needed to stop for a late lunch so we turned to our good friend Yelp. My goal was to find the best Santa Maria Tri Tip since my husband had never tried it. We definitely found a great restaurant in our quest. ...