Calling all Peanut Butter lovers!

Think November and you’re probably longing for turkey and mashed potatoes. Yes, those will be featured prominently on dinner tables across the country later in the month but until then, it’s Peanut Butter Lovers month! To celebrate, grab a spoon and indulge in this delicious protein-packed snack. My boys grew up loving peanut butter; we

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Island soup season has begun

This morning I made the first soup for the 2014 Island season! I’m happy to eat soup for all three meals every day so I’ve perfected the art of hassle-free soup making. Italian Bean Soup 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, crumbled 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup  dried soup vegetables from

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A Broken Dishwasher … and some Baby Food

Can you ever imagine being happy that the dishwasher broke? I didn’t think so but when my daughter-in-law’s dishwasher indeed broke, it turned out to be a lovely thing … Recently I was visiting Matthew and Melissa’s Honey Creek Farm for the weekend to see my darling granddaughter. Melissa always has some project going on

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Freedom From Want

Thanksgiving is a special day because most of us offer up a collective “thanks” for all that we have. The iconic artwork for Thanksgiving is Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” depicting the perfect family with Grandma and Grandpa serving up a perfectly cooked turkey.  Even those who haven’t seen the original painting may be familiar

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