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Putting balsamic vinegar pearls on tomatoes with basil.

Crystal Lake in Barton, Vermont

Our visit to my brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Trish, at their vacation home on Crystal Lake in Barton, Vermont was filled with great food, amazing wine and wonderful times to create lasting memories. We picked up our youngest son, Zach and his girlfriend, Agata, arriving from Germany, at the … [Read More...]

Plain Greek yogurt with coconut cashew bar bits blueberries and honey.

Clean Lean and Sexy

Clean Lean and Sexy – wouldn’t we all like to be that way? Well their coconut cashew bar and whole line of snack items is just that. This is the last item in our MARY’s secret ingredients summer box. … [Read More...]


christmas cookies that are Hello Dolly squares with coconut, chocolate and pecans

Holiday cookies

I am all about living in and enjoying the NOW. And now is the time to make holiday cookies. If you’ve been reading this blog from last year (thank you very much) you will know that there are five … [Read More...]

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