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A Fruity 4th Of July Twist On The Cherpumple!

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To take your big 4th of July blowout to the next level, I’ve created a red, white and blue summer version of The Cherpumple.

The Cherpumple, a three layer cake, each with a pie baked into it (CHERry, PUMkpkin, and appLE), is an original recipe from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen and the most talked about dessert to come along in years.

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The Ultimate Edible July 4th Mascot And Party Centerpiece!

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If Halloween can have a vegetable with a face on it ... why can’t Independence Day have a fruit with a face on it???

I’m all about holiday traditions ... BUT ... I’m also a big fan of mixing it up by creating new ones.

Introducing ... UNCLE WATERMELON !!! ... The picture-perfect, family fun, food-crafting tradtion for the Fourth of July!

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Meet Mary Jane

Meet Mary Jane !!! … Only original owner of a Richard Neutra Home !!! … Custom built for her and her husband and their three daughters in Redlands, CA in 1952 !!! …

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edsel on parade

I knowww, it’s mesmerizing! That double-decker, deep-dish horse collar grill and all-around “Queen From Outer Space”-age styling is more than we mere Earthlings are hard-wired to comprehend.

We’re lovin’ the trio of beauty queen wannabees mistaking the back seat as a throne for three. Sit gently, please, those convertible top bows are brittle and breakable!

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the thing SOW

Traveling the southwest in any direction on Interstate 10, it’s impossible to miss the impressive parade of billboards promoting “The Thing.”

What is it, is the very reason to stop at this iconic American roadside attraction, celebrating 65 years (50 at this location), exhibited in an old shed 60-ish miles east of Tucson.

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Strung pennants blowing in the breeze, an Arden Ice Cream truck passing by and a Ford convertible parked at the curb provide a perfect backdrop for Los Angeles’ most playful architectural icon. The famous fast food stand is world class. There is no better place in the known universe to enjoy a hot dog.

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modernica 500

In the world of mid-century mod home décor, Modernica is a pillar of civilization. For the last 25-ish years, they have been manufacturing and handcrafting a wildly wide variety of no nonsense fabulous furnitureness. Most of it in SoCal, at their over the top facility in Vernon. And what a thrill it was to get a private tour of it.

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