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If you’re anything like me, you love pumpkin spice!  I know, I know, a lot of people are over the pumpkin spice craze but with so many recipes to try how can you not be intrigued by its deliciousness?  I personally think it should be a year-round item and not just seasonal, but it’s not up to me.  To fulfill my need for pumpkin I decided to have ‘pumpkin weekend’ at our house to hopefully get it out of my system (between us, it will never be out of my system 😊). The first item on the menu was Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting.  These are life changing and I don’t know if I’ll ever make cinnamon rolls without pumpkin again!  The smell of pumpkin and cinnamon fills your house as the rolls bake and for me it brought back some childhood memories because my mom liked to … Continue reading

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I have a secret to share. Andrew and I both love fish but have never made it at home before. Can you believe it? Well, we were feeling ambitious last night and decided to try making grilled salmon. Turns out it was super simple to make! A friend recommended we use a grilling plank because it gives the fish great flavor so we bought Fire & Flavor Cedar Wood Grilling Planks. You can find these by the meat counter at Festival Foods. They are sold in a pack of 2 and you can use each one about 2-3 times before throwing away so you get a few meals out of them. They are perfect for cooking beef, pork, chicken, salmon, and other seafood so you aren’t limited to any one item. The tricky part is planning ahead. You need to soak the plank in water for about 1-2 hours before … Continue reading

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Laura and I recently went camping with the family up on the North Shore and found ourselves making a fun variety of quick and simple yet delicious recipes!  We made a fair amount of food, so I’ll just hit you with the highlights. We arrived mid afternoon on a chilly/rainy day and after setting up camp and taking a short hike, it was time to make dinner.  We kept it pretty simple by grilling chicken with a side dish, where we sautéed potatoes, carrots, and onions in butter.  After eating dinner (and enjoying a few beverages) we were all ready for bed.   Breakfast was again, fairly simple with eggs, bacon and toast.  I had the enormously difficult task of buttering the bread, I’m like a surgeon with that knife.   After breakfast it was time for another hike, and fortunately, though a little damp outside, the rain held off. Then it … Continue reading

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