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It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with James Joyce and Guinness Inspired Recipes

By: Melanie Several years ago my husband and I traveled to Europe and the UK.  At each destination, our wanderings were influenced by my love of two things (not surprisingly), food and literature. In Florence, our trip was built around … Continue reading

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Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks: Beach+Food+Perfect Man=Romance

By: Christy With the release of Nicholas’ Sparks most recent book-turned-move, Safe Haven, I felt inspired to post about the book. Even though there are a few unique (and by unique I mean unique to Nicholas Sparks’ usual story line, … Continue reading

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How to Make Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries: A Book Club Treat!

By: Christy Ah! Book club! A time for deep thought, rousing discussions, and literary analysis. However,…if your book club is anything like mine, then mixed in with the scintillating topics of conversation, there’s always time for laughs, socializing…and…you guessed it… … Continue reading

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How to Make Beer Bread: A Recipe to Warm your Heart from the Heart of America

By: Christy So, a month or two ago, I got a text from my mom that read something like this: “3 c flour, ½ c sugar, 1 beer–beer bread…grandma  mollie’s cookbook. Really good!” I followed with a text asking how … Continue reading

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The Perfect Holiday Cocktail: A Clockwork Orange Vodka Fizz

By: Melanie Hooray! The holidays are upon us once more. Tis the season! The season for indulging.  For chex mix, cheese logs, pecan pies, deviled eggs, and jell-o molds.  (Or not. maybe you’re looking to be sensibly abstemious this go-round. … Continue reading

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How to make Butterbeer and What to be for Halloween

by Christy It’s that time of year again… time to load up on pumpkins, enjoy the fall color change, and pull out the crock pot for a batch of simmering soup.  Soon, we’ll see ghosts, goblins, witches, superheroes, princesses and … Continue reading

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How to Survive the Flu: Easy Chicken Noodle Soup (when you don’t have a strapping, young war veteran)

How to Survive the Flu: Easy Chicken Noodle Soup (when you don't have a strapping, young war veteran).

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How to make bagels: Let the Bagel Dough Spin

by Christy This post is inspired by Melanie’s ration day challenge (creating a delicious treat with few ingredients–and yes,  I hope Melanie’s dad will be proud). And, it’s also inspired by the text of our first post (How can we … Continue reading

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Beer Can Chicken: A Perfect Meal for Sunday Afternoon. It pairs well with the NFL!

By: Christy I was flipping through some of my past book club books, looking for ideas for this post. I knew I wanted to write about something that would be great for a Sunday afternoon meal. As fantasy football players, … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s Web: A Feast Fit for a Hog— Hearty Potato, Veggie and Sausage Bake

By: Christy Charlotte’s Web, a seminal work of children’s literature, always conjures up images of “Some Pig—Wilbur” trotting around merrily, Charlotte’s 514 eggs resting in her intricate web,  Templeton’s scavenging for junk food, and Fern lovingly feeding her animals an … Continue reading

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