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    The Addition

    It’s been more than a year since we decided to add a small addition onto our house. We actually broke ground about a year ago so we have been living in disruption for a long, long (too long) time, especially for a project that was not that big. The plan was extend the end of … Read more

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    Revisiting Vacation Spots

    I often hear people say things like, “oh I loved such-and-such a place. Can’t wait to go back!”  While I’ve loved nearly every trip we’ve taken, I don’t have much of a desire to return to most places I’ve visited. The list is quite small for me. New York. I would go back to NYC … Read more

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    Asparagus and Smoked Salmon

    I adapted this recipe from the April 2017 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. This dish works for brunch or for a side with dinner. I think it would also be nice if you added some cooked, quartered potatoes to it. That would make a full meal for brunch. It’s easy to put together and … Read more

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    Don’t Make This for Dinner

    I gave into my baser instincts. I saw the video on this page (use Google and let it translate the page for you) and I had to make it. Had to. I know, it’s over the top. It’s outrageous. But it is made with my two favorite things in the whole world – potatoes and … Read more

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    Hotel Review: Grace Bay Club, Turks and Caicos

    Before we went to Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, I read that Grace Bay repeatedly gets voted the best beach in the world by various travel sites. I’ve been to a lot of beaches, so I was ready to put this to the test. I was also interested to see if the Grace Bay Club … Read more

Food

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Travel

I often hear people say things like, “oh I loved such-and-such a place. Can’t wait to go back!”  While I’ve…Read More →


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Leftovers

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

Frommers just published a guide to the best duty free shopping at airports. I am not a duty free shopper…Read More →


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Organizing

I’ve always kept my recipes in binders. I have different binders for different categories (entrees, breads, cakes and pies, cookies…Read More →


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Books

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

It’s been more than a year since we decided to add a small addition onto our house. We actually broke…Read More →


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Collecting

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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Have You Tried?

I got an air fryer for Christmas. I’d heard about these oil-less deep fryers but couldn’t believe they worked. I’ve…Read More →


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Gardening

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

You worry they will get lost. You hope they make some nice friends. You know you will never hear all…Read More →


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Crafts

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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