Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls Pin

After a few days of heavy eating – turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, pumpkin pie – and so much, much more … it’s time for a small reprieve from food coma town. And these light and healthy spring rolls are just the ticket! There are only so many turkey sandwiches, turkey “bowls” and turkey soups a person can enjoy before […]

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Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars

These rich, delicious pecan pie bars are perfect for the holidays. Or anytime that you want a decadent dessert. (Which – for me – is pretty much all the time). The shortbread crust balances nicely with the sticky, chewy topping. And all those little pecan pieces that have been basking in the brown sugar & honey jacuzzi. Mwah! Traditional pecan […]

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Road Trippin’ into Boston – What Would You Do-oo-eww for an Upgrade??

Sarah re-enacting the tea party

We’re back – continuing onto part 3 of our East Coast Road Trip. We regretfully bid adieu to the state of Maine. Oh Maine – how quickly you found a place in our hearts with your über friendly residents and gorgeous landscapes. Barreling down the highway toward Boston, lack of sleep began to take its toll just as we merged […]

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What’s Behind the Makeup?

What’s Behind the Makeup?

Makeup. I have always had a love/hate relationship with cosmetics. I absolutely hate putting on makeup – but I love the difference it makes in my appearance and how much better that makes me feel. Although it really is only a 10 minute ritual, there always seems to be something else more pressing/interesting/important to do. I never really start putting […]

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Creamy Portabella (Morel) Soup

Creamy Portabella Soup

This wonderful mushroom soup recipe originates from a “Cream of Morel Soup” recipe from Fred Trost’s Fish & Wild Game Classics 1986 Edition. Unfortunately, morels are a little hard to come by. Even during the best morel hunting conditions. If you can get your hands on mushroom gold (aka MORELS), by all means – substitute morels for  the portabellas. You will […]

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The Power of 11:11

Dad

My mom was the first one to bring it up to me. And then both my brother and sister, separately. “Every time I look at the clock now, it’s 11:11”. I was stunned. Each of us had become aware of this phenomena individually – and had been experiencing it for years before we actually verbalized it. On November 11, back […]

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