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We just returned home from a wonderful trip to Newport, Rhode Island. It was our first time at this location, and we were overwhelmed by the splendor of the Gilded Age mansions and all that there is to do in Newport. Definitely an area that we could go back multiple times and still have new …

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We found a wonderful resort that we enjoy staying at during our time at the Thousands Islands. The Riveredge resort is right on the St. Lawrence River with awesome views from the rooms and dining! A wonderful site upon arriving at Alexandria Bay! A couple of turns and there is the resort! Our room overlooks …

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We recently returned from a wonderful vacation in the Thousands Islands. We went there last year and realized I never posted the pictures! It is a beautiful, relaxing area. We stayed in Alexandria Bay with beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River and Boldt Castle! Stay tuned to learn more about Boldt Castle and this …

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A cold chicken salad is always nice on a hot summer day! When making a salad, a purchased rotisserie chicken saves time and eliminates heating the oven. Grilling a marinade chicken breast is also another great option. Many supermarkets are now selling grilled or cooked chicken to quickly throw together a salad. There are not …

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One of the things I love about cooking is you can take a recipe, modify it, and it has a whole new look and taste. Potato Soup is a great dish for modifications. This year I used bacon, fresh parsley, fresh chives, and white cheddar cheese for a wonderful blend of flavors! It can be …

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Is everyone getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? I found this wonderful recipe that was adapted from Recipe TV. Now I will not claim it is authentic since there are US substitutions and I am sure there are “secrets” that the Irish have that are not shared! But this recipe is so easy to make …

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We love chicken fingers but not the unhealthy calories that come with deep fried foods! Often the substitutes to deep-fried dishes are not that great. This recipe is the exception – it is delicious! You can get a nice deep-fried appearance through baking and the Panko’s breadcrumbs. I had the white breadcrumbs in our pantry …

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