Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

It’s been a while since I posted here and things have really changed in the last few months. Shortly after my last post, Hubby was offered a great new job–an opportunity that was just too good to pass up.
Of course, it did require us to relocate for the second time in three years.

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Fall Apple Desserts

I am a magazine junkie–Southern Living, Cooking Light, Coastal Living, Food Network… You get the idea. In the last week or two, all the September magazines are rolling in, and I am drooling over a lot of the fall recipes–but none more than the desserts. Apples and pumpkin galore! Yum! I will never make it through […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash (and a Yummy Risotto)

We walked in the grocery store on Saturday to a huge display of butternut squash from a local farm. Hubby and I looked at each other and both said, “risotto.” I found this recipe from The Pioneer Woman a few years ago, and it is so good, I barely make any changes to it, other than […]

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Settling Back In

After two long months in PA, I am finally back home and settled in. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to return to my daily routine–writing, cooking, and even some baking. Of course, I do miss the magical sink in my parents’ house–put something in and it disappears, only to reappear in […]

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Fall with Friends and Family

One of the hardest parts of living in North Carolina is that most of my family and friends are five hundred or so miles away. The second hardest part is missing the lovely colors of fall in the northeast. Sure, the leaves change in North Carolina, too, but it always seemed more dramatic up north–brighter, […]

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Cozy Comforts – Easy Tomato Bisque

The temperatures are cooling off here in NC as we head into fall. Our ten-day forecast doesn’t have a single day over eighty degrees–a big change from the sweltering heat of summer. The refreshing change in weather and the lovely apples and fall vegetables at the Farmers’ Market have me thinking of one of my […]

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The “Ber” Months

There was a great meme floating around Facebook last week, counting down the days to the “ber” months: September, October, November, and December, also known as my favorite months of the year. 😉 This year, September also means it has been six months since our move south, and just over four months since we moved […]

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Comfort Food: Fresh from the Garden Spaghetti

I love comfort food… macaroni and cheese, shepherd’s pie, pot roast, and, or course, spaghetti. Spaghetti is my go-to meal for a variety of occasions ranging from nights I just don’t want to cook to nights I am feeding a large crowd.  It is tasty, filling, inexpensive, and easy! Add a salad and maybe some […]

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It’s Pumpkin Season: Paradise Pumpkin Pie

My mom didn’t cook very often when I was a kid, and she almost never baked.  It wasn’t that she wasn’t able–she is actually a very good cook.  But, she doesn’t really enjoy cooking, where my dad does, so he took the cooking duties. The holiday meals were the one thing she did enjoy cooking, […]

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Go Buffalo: Buffalo Chicken Roll

Anyone that knows me knows that I love to cook and bake.  I prefer to cook from scratch, even figuring out how to recreate my husbands favorite Hamburger Helper varieties. This past weekend, I went on a baking spree.  Apple coffee cake, banana bread, pumpkin bread, and chocolate chip cookies.  Yum! I took a large […]

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