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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Oh, how I love fresh strawberry season! Red, ripe, juicy, fresh summer strawberries are one of life’s simple pleasures. Picking them yourself from a locally-grown patch makes them even better! The Strawberry Patch Last Friday, my husband had the morning off. Strawberry season around here was nearing its end, and we had been talking about going, but hadn’t made it yet. When we got up that morning, the weather was on the cooler side compared to how it had been, […]

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is a family favorite around here. My mom loved it, I love it, and my daughter loves it. It was a frequently requested meal when my kids lived at home. I have two different versions of Chicken Pot Pie that I make, depending on how much time I have available. The one I’m sharing with you today is the quick and easy one, that comes together in a snap and is perfect for a simple weeknight supper. […]

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Mini Blueberry Pies

Not long ago, I discovered these adorable little individual pie plates at HomeGoods. I knew right away they needed to come home with me! At $6.99 for a set of 4, they were a steal. I bought 2 packages, so I would have enough for family gatherings or parties (when it’s no longer a pandemic anyway….๐Ÿ˜•). I mean, look how cute they are! So Many Blueberries! I knew when I got them home, the first thing I would make with […]

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Easy Fish Tacos (+bonus Fresh Strawberry Margarita Recipe!)

Another night, another dinner on the deck. Our menu around here has clearly begun to reflect that summer and warm weather are here! We’ve been eating a lot of salads (until the massive bagged lettuce recall recently ๐Ÿ˜ณ), grilling, or having “Happy Hour at Home” for dinner. All our vacation plans got cancelled this summer. No Paris, no London, no Bordeaux, no Napa, and the first summer in years we haven’t been to Mexico. So, we’ve been trying to work-in […]

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A Rustic Galette with Fresh Summer Peaches

You guys, do you remember last month when Mark and I spent a morning at the strawberry patch and came home with 17 pounds of fresh summer strawberries?! ๐Ÿ˜— Well, now this happened… Tree-Ripe Fruit Company Recently, I came across an advertisement for a fruit company out of Georgia that was planning to set up a fruit stand not far from our house, with a truckload delivery of fresh Georgia Peaches. After getting our freezer stocked with all those strawberries, […]

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A Made-to-Order Omelette Bar for Your Special Someone

My husband is such a good man. He is so generous and giving, and regularly puts everyone else before himself. For Father’s Day, I wanted to do something special for him, to make sure he knew how much he deserves to be appreciated. My Turn to Make Him Breakfast… My husband is the breakfast chef in the family. I’m more of just a coffee drinker in the morning, while he, on the other hand, is ready for a full-on meal […]

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The Amana Colonies of Iowa Weekend Getaway

Last Friday night, we traveled to a basketball game for our youngest son in a town about 45 minutes away. My sweet hubby suggested that we use the rest of the weekend to get away for a bit, and take a break from all that’s been going on in life lately. Since we’d already be almost halfway to The Amana Colonies of Iowa, we decided to just pack a bag, and head the rest of the way there after the […]

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2019 Year-in-Review

I meant to get this post up a few days ago, but we’ve had a lot going on that has prevented me from getting much of anything done. My dad has been admitted to the hospital 3 times in the month of December, so we’ve spent a lot of time at the hospital with him. In between, my sister and I have been splitting shifts to look after him every day. So this post didn’t make it up before the […]

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Cucumber Basil Martinis (and a chance for me to brag about my children…)

Yesterday, I posted about my new farmhouse inspired planter box for growing fresh herbs. In my box, I included two kinds of basil—sweet basil and purple basil. There are so many things I like to use basil for… homemade pizzas on the grill, caprese salad.. but one thing I had on my mind when I planted that basil was something new that I recently learned how to make— Cucumber Basil Martinis! A couple of weeks ago, I had to go […]

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