Tag Archives: Life

Ancestry DNA Results

For half my life I have been building my family tree (and have helped many others do the same) and have traced it to the Mayflower and way beyond in some places, and in other places no further back than … Continue reading

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Cook the Book Fridays – Cherry Tomato Crostini with Homemade Herbed Cheese

Before we go any further, I believe I owe you a certain picture of me making crêpes when I was a tween. It took me a minute to dig out the album, but here you go: Observe the level of … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Growing up, when I wasn’t in ballet class, Saturday and Sunday mornings were always family breakfast routines. My dad would go to the German bakery a few blocks down and buy a crumb cake or Berliners (jelly donuts) for us. … Continue reading

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Tuesdays With Dorie – Philadelphia Blueberry Tart

When I was a kid my dad would often take me and my brother bike riding. Probably to give my mom some well-deserved time and space. We used to go riding on the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, which was originally built … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Vacation

I know! This is supposed to be a Tuesdays With Dorie post! I chose not to make this week’s stained glass cookies challenge. Mostly what I feared is exactly what I have read, which is that you have a butter … Continue reading

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Memories of Food, or, Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

It’s said that food is more about the memories created while eating the food than about the food itself. When I think back to some of the killer meals I’ve eaten in my life, the food, amazing in and of … Continue reading

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The Other Half of My Weekend (Or, Anniversary Dinner at Copper Kitchen)

Aside from all the excitement of Lilly for Target, my hubs and I celebrated our 12th (!) Anniversary! Here is what I wore: We went and saw a silly movie, and then went to dinner at Copper Kitchen, which is … Continue reading

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Lilly Pulitzer for Target

I’ve never done anything like this. I’ve never even done Black Friday. I prefer to just sit at home and relax and let all the crazy people do their thing. Today I *was* one of those crazy people. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Park City | High West Distillery and Saloon

Somewhere amidst all the days blending together my hubby and I took a day trip to Park City last Saturday. For those who are not familiar, imagine an Old West mining town meets the Winter Olympics. I mean literally. Park … Continue reading

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Tripping the Light Fantastic, Or, My love affair with Tiffany & Co.

Such a fun phrase, isn’t it? Such a fun phrase calls for a fun post: window shopping. My mother has always been one to purchase a piece of jewelry with every important moment or accomplishment in her life. Isn’t that … Continue reading

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