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Eggs and my Instant Pot

“Step away from the kitchen…” If you have spent any time in my house, you’ve probably heard that phrase directed at me from my husband’s lips. It’s said lovingly, jokingly, and yet with a wee bit of seriousness. Disasters tend to follow me in that room. But to be fair, I do rock Instant Pot […]

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Fireside Dining

This meal deserves a post of its own. Our Christmas present from Lauren and CJ was dinner at Fireside Dining at Deer Valley last Friday night. I don’t know what was more impressive. The ambiance or the meal itself. I do know the best part was the company (and that’s saying an awful lot ‘cuz the food […]

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Dessert Family Food Recipe Summer

Rhubarb Butter

I looooove rhubarb. I love it so much that I still have carefully portioned-out potential pies of chopped rhubarb from last year in my freezer since it was too special to actually use. And I’m feeling pretty silly about that as I look at this year’s first harvest. What should I do with this all? Who […]

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Turtles, Flowers, Sand Owls and Friends

Jen wanted to learn more about animals and the trails that they leave. I had to admit, I was curious as well. So on our last full day on Marco Island, Mary Beth took us on a local nature tour. In the pics below she showed us some turtle nests, turtle footprints, and how to […]

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Treasure in the Southern end of Appalachia

All we wanted to do was sit and relax and see their world at the other end of Appalachia… To our great delight, this is exactly what happened.

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A Testimonial to a Tree

We almost chopped it down the year we bought our house. That was 20+years and un-countable pies and cans of applesauce ago. We had this large tree right smack where our driveway ought to be, and it didn’t even bear fruit. Or so we thought. An elderly couple stopped by and asked if they could […]

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A Favorite Meal

I’m altering the rules on this Writing 101 assignment. First of all, it’s the assignment from several days ago. Yes, I fell behind. I’m okay with that and hope you are, too. Anyway… Today’s Prompt: Tell us something about your favorite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or […]

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Breakfast Food Recipe

Pancakes – Norwegian Style: It's the Perfect Crepe

Honestly, I don’t know if they are Norwegian, Swedish, or just crepes, but as I was growing up, we called them Norwegian pancakes. They are a family favorite. Add cheese and microwave for a lunch if you have any leftovers (I have to make a triple batch if I want to have any chance of […]