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  • Our Favorite Summer Bundt Cake Recipes

    | Sheila Howell

    Here are a few of our favorite summer bundt cake recipes, sure to please the bakers and the eaters in your family. Bundt cakes, also called Gugelhupf, aren't only delicious, their scalloped edges and elegant curves and crevices make them a beautiful cake to serve guests or to gift. View Post
  • Vatican City Guard

    | Sheila Howell

    For over 500 years the Swiss Guard has protected the Pope. When asked why, our tour guide told the group the tradition stemmed from the Swiss stance on neutrality. However, the story is much deeper. It actually goes back to medieval times. The Swiss Guard’s bravery, loyalty and discipline earned... View Post
  • Chandeliers at Palace of Versailles

    | Sheila Howell

    Stunning Hall of Mirrors        The Hall of Mirrors is the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles. As the name reflects, the main features of the hall are the mirrors, but almost equally impressive are the beautiful chandeliers. The hall has two rows of these oversized chandeliers ha... View Post