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Bacon! One of my favorite old family recipes (thank you cousin Boush, or was it Bouche, I was never sure) and fave go-to hors d’oeuvres, are the Bacon Crackers in California Cooking and Southern Style. 2 ingredients and 30 minutes to bake. You will die. But not of nitrates 😉 Head to my stories for the recipe and let’s get cookin’, good lookin’! They also freeze beautifully. #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle

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Instagram 31 Dec 2020

The time has come to pop the bubbly…Happy #NewYearsEve, everyone! Wishing you a fun, festive {and safe} celebration Photography @lclaurenconrad

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Instagram 29 Dec 2020

Atlanta architect Norman Askins (whom I LOVE) designs houses that are elegant without pretense, ranging from Italian Renaissance to English Country, to American Federal. Though Norman himself claims to be “a cottage person.” His book is a brilliant reference for anyone considering building, renovating, or adding on. The livability, handsomeness, charm, and accessibility of Askins’ designs grace every page…and every corner of his personal home, Villa Vecchia. Take a tour through my link in bio. Susan Sully, photographer. Courtesy of The Monacelli Press

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Instagram 27 Dec 2020

Doth two sunset posts a theme maketh? My daughter in law gave me a hilarious calendar of Shakespeare put downs and it has infiltrated my speech… Anyway the sky was soooo pink and lavender pretty last night that I had to stop and take it in. This is the drive into our neighbors, the Kohlers, and their beautiful vineyard and property. . . #losilivos #santabarbaracounty #santabarbarawinecountry #vineyard #vineyardviews #vineyardsunset #kohlerwinery #santaynezvalley #foxencanyon #instagood

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Instagram 26 Dec 2020

As the sun sets on 2020, and hallelujah, let us open our hearts to possibility and walk the new road with kindness. This little oil of the ranch I painted a few weeks ago is inspiring me for the New Year and reminding me always to see new horizons.

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Instagram 25 Dec 2020

Will be missing my sister ‘n ‘dem this year and also these incredibly becoming pajamas… This was last year in Atlanta, with last year’s hair… LOVE YOU ALL @duvallfuqua and missing you!

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Instagram 25 Dec 2020

Merry Quiet Christmas Breakfast and love to all from Rancho La Zaca. . . Gingerbread house beauty from @solvangbakery Good ol’ @spodeus Christmas china

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Instagram 23 Dec 2020

Ahhh, just taking a breather to hear the calming sound of the waves and imagine the freshness of the salty air. Being close to nature always brings me closer to God. And then the serenity settles in…what is your favorite way to escape the busy-ness of the world for a moment of peace?

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Instagram 21 Dec 2020

It’s almost Christmas Eve! Do you get as giddy as you did as a child? I do. I can’t help it. While I may not be setting out milk and cookies for Santa this year — he is actually partial to the sticky buns at @thebakers_table — I will be making the merry most of things. It warms my heart to remember Christmas parties past. This photo was a dinner we had after His Grace’s “Talkin’ Big” book party in 2018. This year I will still decorate the house and fill it with the scent of a Frasier fir candle because our tree is fake (I know ). And while all this brings me joy, it also heightens my awareness of those less fortunate, this year especially, and opens my heart all the more. What can we do to help those in need this year in our communities? What will you do?

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Instagram 19 Dec 2020

Today we travel to one of the most charming villages in Britain. Fix yourself a cuppa and snuggle in, while we take a mental holiday to Castle Combe. Through magical forests and open pastures, this storied Wiltshire town is home to a 14th century house-hotel where Margaret Thatcher once sat and wrote her memoirs. I invite you to take a peek inside in my stories! Photography by @molly.schoneveld

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Instagram 18 Dec 2020

Here’s a recipe that has gotten us through many a lazy brunch and more than a few fried chicken dinners. Don’t be scared off by the large quantity, we make biscuits for a crowd, honey! ​​Best. Basic. Buttery. You’re welcome. Start your ovens and stop by my stories for ​@chefstephvalentine recipe from our book, #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle! Photography by @katie_clova