Do Good Habits Lead to A Good Life?

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – AristotlePersonally, this is my favorite quote by Aristotle, I […]

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Circle Skirts Done a Different Way!

I love sewing for my granddaughter…It is just so rewarding to see her twirl and spin when she puts on a new outfit that I made! I have been making circle skirts for her since she was about two, so I have a lot of leftover fabric. Last Saturday, I decided to spend several hours making […]

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Citrus Almond Cake

This past weekend, we had friends over for a birthday celebration and I selected a menu that was completely outside of my normal repertoire. I made Chicken Canzanese, Cacio e Pepe, Roasted Asparagus, Mixed Greens with Balsamic, and Citrus Almond Cake.  The Citrus Almond Cake might have been my favorite part of the entire meal. […]

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Best Chicken Noodle Soup

Soup is my go-to for a dinner that will hold for a while. My husband, Brian, travels frequently, so I like to prepare soup ahead of time and then make a Jarlsberg grilled cheese sandwich as an accompaniment when he finally arrives home. This week, we flew our middle son, Riley, home from college to […]

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Gram’s Sourdough Starter

I have been wanting to share my grandma’s recipe box for years. I think the sourdough starter is a great place to begin. She was a wonderful baker…Her pies were legendary! And she had really cool writing. Sourdough Starter INGREDIENTS1 Package Yeast2 1/2 Cups Warm Water2 Cups Sifted Flour1 Tbsp SugarINSTRUCTIONSDissolve yeast in 1/2 cup […]

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Chicken Canzanese

Just because she is a cutie! As promised, my Chicken Canzanese recipe. I really like this recipe for company because you do most of the cooking ahead of time. Make sure you take your time and brown the chicken well. You may use skinless or skin-on thighs, I recommend skin-on, but don’t substitute chicken breasts […]

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Healthy and Yummy!

I found this soup while reading some blogs today and decided on the spot to make it immediately. The soup is absolutely delicious. I decided to roast the carrots, potatoes, and garlic cloves (skin-on)  in the oven with a little olive oil to add a flavor punch as the author suggested. The garlic was smushy […]

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Snow & Hot Cocoa

I can’t believe it…We have snow here in Davidson, North Carolina and it got me thinking about all of our snowy days when we lived in Ohio. We actually had to don our snow boots, gloves, and hats! It was fun for like a minute.  Anyways, whenever it snowed in Ohio, I always had hot […]

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