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    Why Bookmarks Are the Perfect Souvenir

    There are quite a few things I look to buy when traveling, but an item that I often recommend to anyone looking to start a souvenir collection is the bookmark. I have over 80 bookmarks I’ve collected in my travels, and I hope to add more with future trips. So what makes the bookmark the … Read more

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    My Dishwasher Unloading Hack

    I despise unloading the dishwasher. I don’t mind loading it because doing so makes my kitchen look cleaner. But unloading it is so tedious. My mom gets up and unloads hers first thing in the morning. I can’t face that. I wait until it’s time to make dinner then I kick myself for not doing … Read more

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    Lemon Matcha Chicken with Yogurt Cilantro Sauce

    Matcha (a green tea powder) and lemon olive oil gives the chicken a very laid back vibe in this dish. Cooling yogurt sauce and rice pair perfectly with it. If you don’t have lemon olive oil, use regular olive oil with a teaspoon of lemon juice for each tablespoon of oil.   5.0 from 1 … Read more

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    Cheater Clam Chowder

    I spent summers in Maine as a child where clam chowder was a staple of our lives. I still love to make it, but it’s a tough one because it does not freeze well, so I have to make the right amount so that there won’t be more leftovers than we can eat. I recently … Read more

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    Keeping Up With Me

    Lately I haven’t been writing a lot of blog posts, but I’ve been busy with lots of other types of writing. To stay on top of what I’ve been up to, follow my author page on Facebook where I’m posting links to lots of my work. I’ve been doing a lot of writing for HuffPo, Reel … Read more

Food

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Matcha (a green tea powder) and lemon olive oil gives the chicken a very laid back vibe in this dish….Read More →


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Travel

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When we planned a trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota, I was not eagerly anticipating it. It turned…Read More →


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Leftovers

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If you’re making corned beef today, you need this recipe for your leftovers tomorrow! It’s tradition to make corned beef…Read More →


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Travel shopping

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There are quite a few things I look to buy when traveling, but an item that I often recommend to…Read More →


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Organizing

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I despise unloading the dishwasher. I don’t mind loading it because doing so makes my kitchen look cleaner. But unloading…Read More →


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Books

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I’m excited to announce the release of my new ebook, The Original Muffin Tin Cookbook!  Several years ago, I wrote…Read More →


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Home and Decorating

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Once the holiday decorations are put away, things settle down, and the reality of winter sinks in, things can start…Read More →


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Collecting

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I’m guilty of having several collections and I just decided to start a new one (shhh – don’t tell my…Read More →


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Have You Tried?

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I’ve never gotten excited about toothpaste before, but Livionex has me excited. This amazing toothpaste blasts off plaque – they…Read More →


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Gardening

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Every year I share pics of my gardening successes. We planted a lot of bulbs in the fall (and by…Read More →


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Life

Lately I haven’t been writing a lot of blog posts, but I’ve been busy with lots of other types of…Read More →


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Crafts

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Since I’ve been successful making a nut wreath and a popcorn wreath, I decided to apply my skills for Valentine’s…Read More →


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