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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Happy Labor Day!

Officially, Labor Day is a holiday dedicated to America’s workers, and the impact they have on the success of our nation.  It was adopted at a time when major changes were being made in the workforce, allowing for higher wages, better benefits, and shorter hours. Unofficially, Labor Day also marks the end of summer and […]

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Favorites of Fall

I have mentioned a few times in the past few weeks that, while the beach may be my favorite place to be, fall is my favorite time of year.  It is this season that I am thankful to live in such a great area of the country. We live in eastern PA, just south of […]

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Football Food – White Chicken Chili

About 8 years ago, my boss at the time gave everyone in the department a local cookbook as part of our Christmas gift.  When we asked him what was his favorite recipe, he directed us to a recipe his wife submitted for white chicken chili. I made it the following Sunday. At the time, we […]

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