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Desert Vibes: Indio and Palm Springs

Enjoying the warm desert evening at Wyndham Indio Two weekends ago, Sami and I took a mini break to get away from the stress of virtual learning and life in Los Angeles County. I love Indio as it is an easy two hour getaway from where we are down Interstate 10, and the World Mark… Continue reading Desert Vibes: Indio and Palm Springs

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The Legends of Winchester

Our last stop during the countryside portion of our tour was the city of Winchester. Like the other places we visited, Winchester has a long and rich history dating back to prehistoric and Roman times.  Today, the Hampshire County Councils are based in Winchester, and it is said to be one of the most desirable… Continue reading The Legends of Winchester

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Easy Dessert: Blondies

 Who, after a nice long hike or outdoor adventure, ever asks for a kale salad? There may be a few folks who will, but what I usually hear are requests for a nice double double hamburger from In-N-Out or some sweet and delicious carbs. So here's an easy recipe for an oft-requested dessert: blondies.  Blondies… Continue reading Easy Dessert: Blondies

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Deep Dished in Chicago

I thought it a good thing that we walked so much on this vacation because I ate so much!  Chicago has no shortage of good eats- from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to desserts and spirits- there's something delicious for all times of day. Here are just a few of the places where we dined on… Continue reading Deep Dished in Chicago

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A Recipe for Pi(e) Day

Hello and happy 3.14. In honor of National Pi Day, here’s a recipe for a Hawaiian-inspired treat, macadamia nut pie. I first tried mac nut pie at the Kahua Ranch on Hawaii's Big Island. It's bake is similar to that of the more familiar pecan pie, but the creaminess of the macadamia nuts adds a… Continue reading A Recipe for Pi(e) Day