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    Circles of Holiday Joy

    We have two holiday wreaths that go up each year: one on the front door, and the second on a wall in the dining room. I realized these wreaths must be at least 15 years old, probably older. I am also pretty sure the wreaths themselves were hand-me-downs that we redecorated. The metal framing of … Read more

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    Salt Baking Experiment

    I’ve been reading about about baking things in a salt crust. It’s supposed to yield extremely moist and tender results. I saw a rutabaga roasted in a salt crust in a magazine recently and decided to give it a go. First I gently peeled the outer wax off the rutabaga. Then I mixed about 2 … Read more

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    Stuffed Delicata Squash

    I came home with delicata squash this week from the CSA and wanted to do something with it, other than just slicing it up and roasting it or sauteing it. I ended up hollowing it out and stuffing it like a zucchini which let me use up more CSA veggies and resulted in a really … Read more

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    Crazy Good Ranch Potatoes

    Warning: you’ll want to eat too much of this. I’m going to have to relegate this recipe to a once a year situation I think. It’s THAT good.  You end up with crunchy potatoes with a kicky ranch sauce with plenty of cheesy goodness. 4.5 from 2 reviews Crazy Good Ranch Potatoes   Print Serves: … Read more

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    Top 6 Places to Shop in the Adirondacks

    A recent fall getaway to the Adirondacks allowed me to scope out the best places to shop. No outlet malls on my list (If you want ‘em, they’re in Lake George)! Here are my top 5 places to visit to find great artisan, antique and unique local finds. 1. Keene and Keene Valley. These two … Read more

Food

Salted Rutabaga 11-2-2014 7-10-22 PM

I’ve been reading about about baking things in a salt crust. It’s supposed to yield extremely moist and tender results….Read More →


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Travel

009-Mid-West 7-7-2014 10-56-56 AM

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

corned beef hash

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

Handmade hemlock basket from Keene Valley

A recent fall getaway to the Adirondacks allowed me to scope out the best places to shop. No outlet malls…Read More →


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Organizing

div org

Today I’m announcing the release of my newest book, The Divorce Organizer and Planner, second edition. In my former life…Read More →


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Books

surviving narcissist

My friend Meredith Resnick has just published a very helpful book about coping with the narcissists in your life. Surviving…Read More →


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Home and Decorating

XMas Wreaths 11-9-2014 5-18-14 PM

We have two holiday wreaths that go up each year: one on the front door, and the second on a…Read More →


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Collecting

map napkins

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?

cup4cup pizza

I recently tried Cup4Cup Gluten Free Pizza Dough Mix and am giving it 5 stars. Find out why: http://www.takingglutenoffthetable.com/?p=461


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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

vase T mom

My sisters-in-law and I have been meeting every couple of weeks to sort through my mother-in-law’s belongings (she passed away…Read More →


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Crafts

heart wreath paper

I picked up this cute wreath at a local shop. It’s made by a local senior. He also had pumpkins,…Read More →


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