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

Recipe Organizing

I’ve always kept my recipes in binders. I have different binders for different categories (entrees, breads, cakes and pies, cookies and other desserts, and then other). Each binder is divided into subcategories (for example, the other binder has apps, soups, veggies, potato, pasta, condiments, beverages and more). Once I started my blog, many of the … Read more

Living Large: Book Review

One of the blogs I follow is Living Large in Our Little House by Kerri Fivecoat Campbell. Kerri and her husband their six dogs (yes, you read that right) live in a tiny house in the woods by a lake in Arkansas. She also has a separate writing studio/guesthouse. When I was a little girl, … Read more

Hallway Help

Do you have halls in your home that are empty and you don’t know what to do with them? I have two space like this in my house that I’ve been pondering. One of them is connected to a remodeling project we have been working on. We recently remodeled our family room and there is … Read more

Hotel Review: Villa Beach Cottages, St. Lucia

We’ve always stayed at big resorts when visiting the Caribbean. When planning our trip to St. Lucia, I wasn’t satisfied with the options. The nicer resorts are to the south, near the Pitons, but far away from a lot of the restaurants and attractions up north. Many of the resorts on this island do not … Read more

25 Days of Christmas Trees: Day 25

Merry Christmas! To end my Christmas tree celebration I am sharing our living room tree. We add pink lights to this as well as pearl garland which is now 25 years old, and pink bunting. The tree topper is Lenox and was bought the first year we were married on a Valentine’s Day trip we … Read more

Overrated Travel Destinations

I recently stumbled on this quick little online piece about the 10 Most Disappointing Travel Destinations.  I started to write a Facebook post about it but realized I had far too much to say. First, I agree that some destinations are overrated, but travel is always what you make of it.  I think that when … Read more

Roasted Delicata with Cream and Cheese

Our CSA sent home a lot of delicata squash this fall and I’d never cooked it before. When confronted with a pile of five of them, I decided I’d better get serious about using them. This is an adaptation from a recipe in The Glorious Vegetables of Italy by Domenica Marchetti. It’s super simple and … Read more

Cookbook Now on Amazon!

My excitement for the day was discovering that The Parchment Paper Cookbook is now up on Amazon and can be pre-ordered!

My Book Now Up on Amazon

My excitement for the day was discovering that The Parchment Paper Cookbook is now up on Amazon and can be pre-ordered!