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Mother’s Day Brunch

Happy May! I honestly can’t believe we’re 5 months into 2021 already, time goes by so quickly! This new month means it’s time to start planning Mother’s Day Brunch. I love brunch, it’s my favorite meal and it’s the perfect way to celebrate your mom. This Sunday holiday calls for a casual brunch with delicious […]

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Garden Recipes- Middle Eastern Cucumber Salad

Spring has sprung in Maine! We’ve had the windows open during the day and little signs of spring are popping up everywhere. We have a little garden in our backyard that Andrew tends to, he grows some salad greens, hot peppers, cucumbers and a ton of herbs. I thought I would help get the herbs […]

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Irish Soda Bread and Scones

I love soda bread year round but this time of year it seems to pop up everywhere. It’s a surprisingly versatile bread and super easy to make. It’s great for breakfast, an afternoon snack with some jam or an accompaniment to a hearty, warming soup. I’ve had this recipe for ages and I have no […]

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Sunday Supper- 90’s Dinner Upgrade

Growing up we ate a lot of chicken. Like a lot. My brother wouldn’t eat any other protien. So, many of the meals my mom made were chicken based. We still had shepherd’s pie, meatloaf, pork chops, homemade mac and cheese but there was alot of chicken consumption. She’d even make him his own chicken […]

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Uunifetapasta(Baked Feta Pasta)- Sunday Supper

I’ve been following the account liemessa on instagram for years. I first stumbled across this account when I was mindlessly scrolling and saw a beautiful chocolate cake with cherries, it looked so good and I had to make it! After clicking on picture I found out that belongs to Jenni Hayrinen who is a Finnish […]

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Date Night In-France

We’re in the 2nd week of February so that means it’s time for another date night in! The first date night in with a French theme was a casual Apéro, which is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening in. But Valentine’s Day is a week away and today’s French date night is […]

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Lille Potatoes- Sunday Supper

There’s just something so nice about catching the bus or train and having it transport you to another destination. I love that the bus/rail system in Europe is so easy to navigate. The USA could learn a thing or two about public transport from Europe! When we made last minute plans in 2018 to visit […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Summer Strawberries

It’s starting to feel like summer in Maine. We’ve had 90 degree weather last week and I already had a day by the pool but it didn’t feel like summer. The other day though I got a notification that my favorite strawberry farm would be open for pick your own this week. There is just […]

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Classic Quiche Lorraine

Since being homebound I’ve been doing a lot of virtual experiences. Virtual tour of Versailles, an afternoon MET performance, Zumba classes, penguin cams at the San Diego Zoo (this is more for teaching), I’ve even done a cooking class! I’m doing my best to stay engaged when I’m not working and not fall down the […]

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