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Finnish Pannukakku

My husband, Andrew, is part Finnish. He’s super proud of this fact and will tell anyone who will listen. He has a Finnish flag decal on his car and before our front porch was redone he flew the Finnish flag outside our home. See, super proud. We haven’t had the chance to visit Finland yet […]

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Dry January-Mocktails!

It’s the second week of January and I wanted to share some mocktails that I’ve been enjoying this month. After the holiday season I always try to cut back on alcohol, sweets and heavy meals. Do a bit of a reset for my body. This year, I especially wanted to cut back on the alcohol […]

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Lyon, France

This is hard. Staying home all the time, not being able to have friends over for dinner or meet up for drinks to catch up. I don’t mind a quiet evening in, but I like to do things out and about too! Plus I’m running out of Netflix to watch (help!) The other day I […]

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Date Night In- Belgium

We love a theme night! I know this isn’t the first time that I’ve told you this. We’ll pick a recipe, get some tunes going and imagine we’re somewhere else for the evening. We’ve been doing this for years but 2020 gave us the opportunity to do them even more. Travel doesn’t seem to be […]

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French Style Short Ribs-Sunday Supper

The New Year is only days away! Can you believe it?!?!? Usually I’d be finalizing plans with friends, booking a manicure apt and trying to put together a sparkly outfit. Not this year though. This New Years it will just be me, Andrew and the kitties. And that is ok with me. As much as […]

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2020- My Favorite Things

2020 is finally coming to a close. Thank goodness! I must admit though, and I don’t even want to say this out loud but I have a feeling that 2021 may not look that different. So instead of a woe is me attitude I want to prepare for the new year with some new ideas. […]

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Christmas Tourtière

We’ve been hosting Christmas morning breakfast at our place for years. The menu has changed and evolved over time, you learn pretty quickly that made to order eggs are not fun on a holiday morning! We’ve made a delicious holiday hash with root vegetables, a variety of frittatas, brioche cinnamon bread, breakfast strata, the list […]

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Christmas at the Victoria Mansion

Portland, Maine is a lovely little historic city. It’s Old Port area and Downtown have plenty of charm with their cobblestone streets, bricked sidewalks and architectural treasures. One of those treasures is the Victoria Mansion. This stately home, built between 1858 and 1863, was a summer residence for self-made business man, Rugglers Sylvester Morse and […]

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12 Beers til Christmas!

When I was a kid I loved those cardboard Advent Calendars where you would open the little numbered doors and there would be a cute Christmasy chocolate in there. Looking back the chocolate was pretty terrible but I loved when it was my turn to open the door. I noticed some “adult” advent calendars pop […]

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Classic Chocolate Pie

Thanksgiving this year was very different. Instead of a huge gathering of family or friends with WAY TOO MUCH of everything we had a nice, quiet meal with my mother in law. Just the three of us. So completely different, but I have to say I didn’t mind the quiet. I’m actually not a huge […]

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Gluhwein and Christmas Trees

So, we did a thing. A thing that I swore I would never do. We bought an artificial Christmas tree. Even as I’m typing this I still can’t believe that we have a fake tree sitting in a box ready to be assembled this holiday season.  It just doesn’t seem right! Andrew has wanted to […]

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Sunday Supper- Oreilles d’Anes

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what we’ve bee up to with our Sunday Suppers. We’re still at it! Trying out new recipes and old favorites but always cooking something delicious on our Sunday’s so that they seem a little extra special. This past Sunday I made something out of my new cook book, […]

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Kitchen Favorites

If you know me, it’s no secret that both Andrew and I spend a lot of time in our kitchen. We love to try new recipes, whip up old favorites and challenge ourselves to recreate a meal from our travels. Theme food nights have always been big in our home! The lack of travel for […]

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Portland, Maine Restaurants -Hidden Gems

I always look forward to Friday, not just because it’s the end of the work week, or payday but because it means takeout! I grew up in and currently live in South Portland, just minutes and a bridge ride away from Portland. This little city of ours has gotten quite a lot of attention the […]

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Old Québéc City Weekend

What a difference a year makes! This time last year it was my birthday weekend and we were driving back from Old Québéc City. Fast forward a year and we’re not even allowed in Canada due to Covid! Man oh man, I know I say this all the time but I miss traveling. Hopefully neighbors […]

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Apple Season

It is the season for all things apples! I love picking my own fruits in the summer and with many apple orchards in Maine I am able to continue my love of PYO well into the fall season. Over the years, I have discovered heirloom apples like Ruby Topaz, Snow Sweet, Florina, and Golden Russet. […]

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Soup’s On

Fall is in the air and I am not complaining. I love when the cooler weather starts creeping in and you can finally dig out the sweaters and cute boots that you had packed away last spring.  It’s also the start of soup season in our house. I.Love.Soup. I could eat it every day and […]

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Lavender Fields

Sticking with my Maine staycation experiences I wanted to visit somewhere new this Summer. I love the calming scent of lavender and visiting the lavender fields of Provence has been a dream of mine for quite some time, we haven’t made our way to that part of France yet….fingers crossed for next year! I discovered […]

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Summer in Maine Part Two

Not being able to travel has really made me slow down and appreciate where I live. Maine really does have so much to offer, it is called Vacationland after all! The other day I shared my favorite beaches in Maine and today I’m going to share with you my favorite places to spend a day. […]

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Summer Fruit Tarts

If you know me or follow my Instagram, it’s no secret that I have been baking up a storm. I’ve always loved to bake and with Covid still running rampant it’s been a great source stress of  relief and break from what’s going on in the world. I had made croissants from a recipe on […]

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