Enjoy a Hot Mug

January is a good month for drinking tea. We’ve had many days trying to keep cozy inside when temperatures are below zero. Now that everything is covered in feet of snow we are venturing out more among the piles and flakes. Pulling Amos around the […]

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Make Magic Happen

I don’t enjoy coffee or any other caffeinated drinks but I love a nice hot cup of cocoa. At first I thought of drinking hot chocolate as something of a guilty pleasure but then I decided to embrace it and drink it often, especially in […]

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Baking, Eating, Judging

  There’s been a lot of pie on this blog over the years. I probably share them here as often as I make them which is usually once in the summer and again around Thanksgiving. Over the weekend, we held our fourth annual pie contest. […]

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Pumpkin Ginger Cookies

One of the delights of living in Maine again is that we are lucky enough to live near many of our good friends. Not just any good friends, but friends we can invite for dinner at the last minute. If you ask me, this might […]

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Beet Hummus

                There are many reasons why I like having people over to our house. Inviting others into our cozy nest, providing sustenance and relaxation to our friends, the chance to connect with people we care about. I also […]

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Chocolate Meringues

                Before I get to the chocolate meringues, I have to tell you about the reason I had six extra egg whites. I served this vanilla ice cream when we had friends over for a cookout. We ate […]

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Throw it all in

I’d like to excuse my recent laziness in the kitchen by saying that good summer produce hardly needs embellishment. But been taking the easiest route for most of our meals in the past several months. I make a lot of vegetable, grain and bean salads […]

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Campfire Pizza

Before we left for our trip out west, I thought long and hard about what we would eat while we were camping. There are lots of meals that can be made easily without lots of ingredients or equipment and basic cooking implements. I wanted to […]

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Quinoa Avocado Tacos

                  I’ve written here before about how different Ray and I are, from our approaches to life to the foods we like to our senses of humor. We’ve always maintained, however, that these differences are what makes […]

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