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Caramelized Onion Tomato Jam 7

Caramelized Onion Tomato Jam

We use our grill a lot in the summer, so we don’t heat our already warm house, but sometimes grilling all the time can get boring.  This tomato jam, made with sweet summer Vidalia onions and farm-fresh plum tomatoes is just the thing to kick


Embrace Life

Life is hard.  It marches forward, whether we want it to or not, reminding us to make every moment count.  Do you hear its beat? Life is joy.  The warmth of a smile from a dear friend, the peal of laughter from a child, the


Raspberry Razzle Jello Salad

Raspberry Razzle Jello Salad This is a fantastic summer jello salad recipe from my Aunt Mike (aka Michelle).  Tangy and refreshing, I make this for every BBQ and summer picnic; it is so popular, it is usually one of the first dishes to go!  Super easy

One Hundred Foot Journey

The Hundred Foot Journey Scalloped Potatoes

Have you heard about the awesome new foodie movie, The Hundred Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, and Charlotte Le Bon? Mirren plays Madame Mallory, the owner of a Michelin-starred restaurant in Southern France.  Madame Mallory has issue with the new Indian


What Do You Look For In A Hotel?

  What do you look for in a hotel?  What are some of your wish list items and what are your deal breakers when you look for a hotel?  How much do our needs change as business vs. leisure travelers, and single vs married/family travelers?


Oven Fried Parmesan Zucchini

I love fried zucchini, but not the grease spatters that frying makes, as well as all the fat.  This is an easier, lower fat version of Oven Fried Parmesan Zucchini is still just as yummy! 4-5 Zucchini 1/4 c. Bread crumbs 1/4 c. Grated parmesan cheese